Cherry Blossom Superstition Of The Global Warming Religion

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  • Albert Einstein

The news is full of stories that Washington DC’s cherry blossoms are blooming earlier and earlier due to “global warming.”

The Washington Post Even predicted that cherry trees would start blooming in January.

Could cherry blossoms one day be blooming in winter? – The Washington Post

It is simple enough to test these theories out, using actual data. Since CO2 hit 350 PPM, the average peak bloom date has changed from March 31 to April 2 – i.e. the trees are blooming two days later than they did 30 years ago.

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-08/cherry-blossoms_fig-1.csv

Five of the last six months of March have been below normal or normal temperatures in the DC area, with this month (so far) being the coldest since 1960.

The years 1945 and 1946 had very warm months of March, and the trees bloomed record early those years.

Ludington Daily News – Google News Archive Search

The frequency of 60 degree March days in the DC area has declined slightly over the past century, with this month (so far) being the lowest on record.

Washington DC is expecting another snowstorm on the first day of spring. This year will be a late bloom again.

Like everything else which climate cult members believe, there is zero evidence backing up their belief that cherry tree bloom dates have anything to do with atmospheric CO2 levels. Since Hansen gave this testimony in DC, peak bloom date has gotten two days later.

On June 23, 1988, in the sweltering heat, Hansen told a U.S. Senate committee he was 99 percent certain that the year’s record temperatures were not the result of natural variation. It was the first time a lead scientist drew a connection between human activities, the growing concentration of atmospheric pollutants, and a warming climate.

“It’s time to stop waffling so much and say that the evidence is pretty strong that the greenhouse effect is here,” Hansen told reporters.

A look back at James Hansen’s seminal testimony on climate, part one | Grist

But the cult rolls on, believing their false prophets. They are completely oblivious to evidence.

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12 Responses to Cherry Blossom Superstition Of The Global Warming Religion

  1. Latitude says:

    They should be growing bananas by now………

  2. feathers says:

    Its looking like an April bloom this year!

  3. feathers says:

    From the 2018 Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Forecasts website: “In light of the cool temperatures we’ve been seeing lately and are expected to keep seeing, both the National Park Service and the Washington Post‘s Capital Weather Gang have pushed back their peak bloom predictions.”

    The current peak bloom forecasts for DC’s cherry blossoms are:

    National Park Service: March 27-31
    Washington Post: March 30 – April 3

    Those dates would put the bloom squarely in the range of the historical average.

    Source: https://cherryblossomwatch.com/peak-bloom-forecast/

    • tonyheller says:

      Every week they push their forecasts back another week. They are completely meaningless.

      • Andy DC says:

        The alarmists were so excited when DC had an exceptionally mild 2nd half of February! Maybe even a record early bloom. But a very cool March had dashed those hopes. With snow and no real warming this week, it would appear that the peak bloom will keep getting pushed back.

  4. CO2isLife says:

    Tony, you may like these posts:

    Here are some nice sources and videos to highlight the issues not addressed by the alarmists:

    High School Climate Change Term Paper for Those Who Don’t Want to Follow the Herd
    https://co2islife.wordpress.com/2018/03/17/high-school-climate-change-term-paper-for-those-who-dont-want-to-follow-the-herd/

    Climate Change Global Warming Homework to Piss Off Your Teacher
    https://co2islife.wordpress.com/2018/03/16/climate-change-global-warming-homework-to-piss-off-your-teacher/

    Climate Change Science Fair Project; CO2 and Global Warming
    https://co2islife.wordpress.com/2018/03/11/global-warming-science-fair-project-co2-and-global-warming/

  5. GW Smith says:

    For True Believers contrary evidence is just an annoyance, a mishap, a mistake.

  6. Windsong says:

    I do not know the type of street lighting used in DC along Ohio Drive SW, but if it is the newer style LED bulbs, it could be altering the nearby NPS “cherry blossom indicator tree.” A caption from Google Images states the indicator tree reliably blooms 7 to 10 days ahead of the other trees along the Potomac.

    Slightly o/t, but a local civic arena recently released a statement about their new LED lighting in the parking lot. “So bright it can be seen from outer space!” Much to the dismay of the neighboring homes, trees and birds.

  7. Psalmon says:

    If only this cult involved Kool Aide, sneakers and a trip in a spaceship.

  8. annieoakley says:

    I will be in DC, Arlington specifically, on 26,-28, March 2018. I will report on the Cherry Tree situation.

  9. Ulric Lyons says:

    I predicted the very warm March 2012 months in advance, by the heliocentric planetary ordering of solar activity. The warm burst was forecast to commence from around 7th March 2012. The spin from NASA was that 95% of the strong heating of the thermosphere from the solar storming, rapidly radiated out into space.

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