PhD Climate Scientist Speaks Up

A PhD climate scientist from New Zealand says record hot Arctic air can produce record cold temperatures in the US.

I’m not sure if I should freeze food in the oven, or cook it in the freezer.

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30 Responses to PhD Climate Scientist Speaks Up

  1. Petit_Barde says:

    Those clowns have no clue about anything related to thermodynamics.

    If it gets warmer somewhere, this can’t have any cooling effect anywhere else di per se, since only warmer aeras can dissipate into colder ones and thus warm them, and not the opposite.

    Hence the terminology : The word “thermodynamics” was derived from the Greek words thermé (heat) and dynamics (force).

    This basic science is known since (at least) the 17th century.

  2. Disillusioned says:

    So I have no idea….

    “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”

    ― Upton Sinclair

  3. Martin says:

    Sorry, don’t get the inconsistency either.
    According to temperatures in the Arctic are _relatively_ warm for this period of the year (some -30°C, or 5°C warmer than usual). When this air comes down south to the US, it’s still getting pretty cold there.

    • tonyheller says:

      I propose a field trip to the Arctic for anyone who thinks -30C is hot. And of course no fossil fuels or products manufactured with, transported or made using fossil fuels.

    • conrad ziefle says:

      I guess your argument is that the normally double super-duper cold air would be trapped in the Arctic, but some has escaped south, relieving the cold by raising the Arctic temperature 5C, while dropping the temperature to the south by some amount. I’m not sure how much colder it is in Wyoming, but I remember driving through there in 1978 on 1-50 (Rock Springs). All the truckers were pulled off at the interchanges. We, two college students, were in an oil burning Oldsmobile, trying to reach Jackson Hole to ski, and we did. It was -8F in the middle of the day, and at night my plastic clothing bag shattered when I tried to take it from the car. So it’s good to know that record cold in Wyoming isn’t new, and is unrelated to the CO2 in the air. You would think that you wouldn’t have to say that. But…..
      Next thing, just considering simple heat transfer, how much colder over how much area would offset 5C warming in the Arctic, if it is just a displacement of the colder air? Because if you look at the global, you’ll notice that the Arctic is a small area compared to the band of Earth that is below the Arctic Circle and above the Tropic of Cancer. I’m guessing 1:8 respectively. Yet the area below the Arctic Circle is all pretty much colder than usual. Again, I’m guessing, but the temperatures in this region are 5-20F lower, depending on where. So 1x9F (Arctic, roughly) doesn’t equal 8x 12.5F Northern Hemispherical area described.

    • spike55 says:


      Here is the atmospheric temps over the Arctic this century.

      So.. What warming ??? … apart from the 2015 El Nino.

      Any surface temps are measured at places where urban effects will be quite large due to modern heating.

  4. arn says:

    Tails – we win.
    Head – you lose.

    Must be a pain to be so superior to always on the right side of the argument.
    It seems that modern climate couldn’t even exist without global warming.
    The effect has become the mother of all causes.

    • GWS says:

      Precisely — Global Warming got into the mess we have today, so If I see anyone enjoying themselves in good weather they’re going to have Hell to pay! No happiness, understand!

  5. Ulric Lyons says:

    Record hot? compare 2022 to 2016:

    • conrad ziefle says:

      Thanks so much for the reference. Again, we see that Climate Scientists are witch doctors who can barely digest data. Page through the years on the referenced chart, and you see that the variation from the mean over many of those years has been hotter than 2022. It does appear that the temperature in the Arctic has been hotter during the period of 2016-2018 and now appears to be pulling back toward the mean of the last 50 years, and appears to be very close to a “normal” year with typical deviations from the norm. 2016-2018 do not appear to be typical.

  6. conrad ziefle says:

    When one’s brain isn’t too bright, i.e. one chooses a subject area that moves with the speed of glaciers, then one’s science can become filled with twisted logic. When everyone around you is in the same boat for the same reasons, then there isn’t much chance of your colleagues guiding you out of your mental maze.
    As Socrates would have said, “So the last time there was record cold in North America, was there also record heat in the Arctic?” Not waiting for the answer, then asking, “Why is this time different than that time?”
    And lastly, just out of curiosity, “What do you mean by record heat? 1/100th of a degree, 1 degree, what? Because how is a tiny increment fueling a monstrous reaction? I assume that we do not depend on Tao logic (the beating of butterfly wings creates a hurricane on the other side of the world) in science.”
    By the way record heat in the Arctic is as of today: 17Fin Nuuk, 6F in Nome, and 18F in Inari. Inari is at the end of a day that ranged from 15-19F, Nuuk, from 16-20, and Nome, 6-13 Nome is windy, Inari and Nuuk are not. So is the cold air blowing in from the west? How is that record heat moving the cold air down, and from where, since there is record heat in the North? Ask Lao Tzu, I guess.

  7. Robert Austin says:

    In the looking glass world of climate science, record cold is just weather and counts for nothing. Record warmth though is the harbinger of climate armageddon. Alarmists wilfully ignore the fact that the short, poor and incomplete weather records mean that extreme weather phenomena will occur with regularity somewhere and at some time on our planet.

  8. MichiCanuck says:

    Maybe he means that by having a record “hot” temperature of, say, -60C instead of the usual -70C, it lets more -40C air get down to the contiguous US. Of course, when all you have are anomalies, everything is either too hot or too cold. There is no Goldilocks.

  9. Mac says:

    Climate change is a religious cult. Nothing more. Obviously, as the neo-leftists have moved away from traditional religions more and more, they’ve simply invented new ones. So, now it’s the thoroughly unscientific and hysterically religious idea that 0.04% CO2 in the atmosphere is going to wreck a 5 billion year-old planet. I mean, if one molecule of CO2 exists in the atmosphere for every 2499 molecules of other gases, but you actually believe that that ONE MOLECULE is in control of the planet’s climate, that’s a religion, not science. Look at the way the average leftist spits the word “carbon” out of his mouth as if he’s uttering some sort of profanity, almost as if carbon is a blasphemous and unholy substance. I will wager you this: within another 10 years, psycho leftist climate scientists are going to demand that humans take fewer breaths every day in order to lower their carbon footprint. I would bet almost anything this will happen.

    Nothing but a cult, based on self-loathing and an abject hatred of humanity.

  10. GWS says:

    His PHD says more about the climate at Fulbright than in the Arctic.

  11. If you are a third rate graduate on a non-STEM field, and lack the interpersonal skills for a career in fast food, there are plenty of post graduate opportunities in climate science.

  12. spike55 says:

    From LinkedIn…

    Andrew Pauling

    “I have spent the last 5 years conducting scientific research using the most sophisticated global climate models that are currently available.”

    ROFLMAO !!!

  13. iggie says:

    The Arctic must affect us down here in Australia as well. Cold temps for us at the start of summer.

    • Greg in NZ says:

      But iggie, look at all that lovely GREEN colour covering almost 97% of your desert continent… oh wait, that means it’s COLDER than nearly normal Neil. Ah well, Hail Science™!

      Never heard of this Pulling chap, yet he sounds like an A-class example of the faithfool which Victoria University, in our capital, produces every year: baaaaa! Baaaaa!

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