The Science is Settled: “Dramatic Claims About Snow Disappearing in the Sierra Just are Not Verified”

Posted by on Feb 15, 2012 at 8:36 am
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Have you noticed lately how many stories that are reaching the “mainstream” media debunking the whole global warming/climate change scam? A sure sign this hoax is headed toward history’s dustbin is the virtual irrelevance of chief scammer Al Gore and the growing evidence of data refuting the wild-eyed claims of Gore and his leftwing accomplices.

Well, there’s another breakthrough today as the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting snowfall in the Sierras has remained consistent over a 130-year span despite the hysterical claims of those who’ve perpetrated this massive fraud on a gullible public.

The science has spoken an inconvenient truth.

Snowfall in the Sierra Nevada has remained consistent for 130 years, with no evidence that anything has changed as a result of climate change, according to a study released Tuesday.

The analysis of snowfall data in the Sierra going back to 1878 found no more or less snow overall – a result that, on the surface, appears to contradict aspects of recent climate change models.

John Christy, the Alabama state climatologist who authored the study, said the amount of snow in the mountains has not decreased in the past 50 years, a period when greenhouse gases were supposed to have increased the effects of global warming.

The heaping piles of snow that fell in the Sierra last winter and the paltry amounts this year fall within the realm of normal weather variability, he concluded.

“The dramatic claims about snow disappearing in the Sierra just are not verified,” said Christy, a climate change skeptic and director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. “It looks like you’re going to have snow for the foreseeable future.”

Naturally, those who claimed the debate over (because they said so) can now be called deniers.
Climate experts and water resources officials were immediately skeptical of the report, pointing out that it doesn’t come to a meaningful conclusion and uses data from a ragtag collection of people, many of them amateurs.
Amateurs, huh? Like, say, a certain former vice president with zero scientific credentials?
Christy’s study used snow measurements from railroad officials, loggers, mining companies, hydroelectric utilities, water districts and government organizations going back to 1878. That’s when railroad workers began measuring the snowpack’s depth near the tracks at Echo Summit using a device similar to a yardstick.

“No one else had looked at this data in detail,” said Christy, a Fresno native who said some of the information will be published in the American Meteorological Society’s online Journal of Hydrometeorology.

Why that’s a peer-review journal, and wasn’t that the criteria that was supposed to refute the so-called skeptics back during ClimateGate? It’s peer-reviewed work(!), we were told, and we had no grounds to question such rigorous procedures, no? So now along comes a peer-reviewed report laying waste to the fanatical claims of amateurs like Gore, but we’re supposed to dismiss it. They want it both ways, but are no longer able to get away with it. Just watch how quickly the hysterics rush to refute the facts. It’ll be quite amusing. Meanwhile, not only is the are the Sierras proving to be inconvenient, the sea levels also refuse to cooperate with the doomsday scenarios. Gore and his mind-numbed robots love charts and graphs. OK, then chew on this one, fat boy.

 

18 Responses to “The Science is Settled: “Dramatic Claims About Snow Disappearing in the Sierra Just are Not Verified””

  1. Cargosquid on 15/15/12 at 9:45 am

    “A sure sign this hoax is headed toward history’s dustbin is the virtual irrelevance of chief scammer Al Gore ”

    Relevant? He was never relevant. And he doesn’t care. He’s made HIS millions off of this scam.

    And as to the statement about the snow…

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    I love it.

  2. Tom Puckles on 15/15/12 at 10:03 am

    Ahh, but don’t you know that the snowfall would’ve been twice as much if it wasn’t for AGW? Therefore, this report PROVES it!!

    C’mon, they’ve invested too much to ever admit they were wrong (or corrupted).

  3. grichens on 15/15/12 at 10:14 am

    “Climate experts and water resources officials were immediately skeptical of the report, pointing out that it doesn’t come to a meaningful conclusion…”

    Well, isn’t that the point?

  4. Otis B. Diftwood on 15/15/12 at 10:20 am

    No change in 130 years is evidence of Global Climate Stagnation™. This will be catastrophic! You heard it here first.

  5. Freddie Sykes on 15/15/12 at 10:31 am

    RE: Amateurs, huh? Like, say, a certain former vice president with zero scientific credentials?

    Zero scientific credentials? You seem to be intentionally overlooking the fact that Al Gore took TWO introductory science classes in college and earned a quite respectable C average in those classes. Based on this alone, he deserves to win the Nobel Prize in Introductory Science.

  6. Lestet on 15/15/12 at 10:38 am

    I don’t see the relevance one way or the other if Sierra snow pack is melting, or not, vis a vie AGW.

    100,000 years ago, long before the ICE and Coal Fired Power Plants, most of North America was covered with snow and ice up to miles deep.

    99,900 years ago, when the ICE and Coal Fired Power got started, almost ALL of it was ALREADY gone.

  7. Rlynh on 15/15/12 at 10:47 am

    The AGW True Believers just will not give up their beliefs. After all, why should they trust the actual observations of people on the ground over their computer models?

  8. bandit on 15/15/12 at 10:52 am

    No justice no peace – no justice until Al Gore is in a jail cell next to Bernie Madoff.

  9. huerfano on 15/15/12 at 11:02 am

    In fairness to Al Gore, he isn’t just a guy with no scientific credentials. He’s also a failed divinity student.

  10. Jammie on 15/15/12 at 11:08 am

    “99,900 years ago, when the ICE and Coal Fired Power got started, almost ALL of it was ALREADY gone.”

    Huh?

  11. memomachine on 15/15/12 at 11:48 am

    What I find amusing is that actual measurements taken by humans of snowfall as it was happening is being decried as work by “amateurs” … yet pure guesswork estimates based off of **tree rings** in Eastern Russia are the result of established climatologists.

    Which would you think would have more validity? Actual measurements of snow? Or estimates based off of tree rings?

  12. Jim,MtnViewCA,USA on 15/15/12 at 11:48 am

    “..a certain former vice president with zero scientific credentials…”

    Unfair! After all, he _did_ invent the Internet.

  13. DonM on 15/15/12 at 12:22 pm

    The Navier Stokes equations describe fluid flow with changes in temperature and density- weather. They are non-linear, and show sensitive dependence on initial conditions. That means that future states can not be predicted with accuracy from any possible finite set of past states.

    Predicting global warming based on past temperature records is phrenology, not science.

  14. SDN on 15/15/12 at 12:29 pm

    “Predicting global warming based on past temperature records is phrenology, not science.”

    So of course we should wreck the global economy based on them when the AGW crowd touts them.

    As I pointed out to Instapundit yesterday, there’s a reason Obama is cutting Federal funds from Planetary Science research; no matter how they’re tortured, that extra data just won’t cooperate in the AGW scam.

  15. stephenx100 on 15/15/12 at 3:54 pm

    No matter how many authoratative findings such as this one are published, the useful idiots who dominate our culture continue unabated, brainwahing the population from Kindergarten to college campuses with the Al Gore mythology. Not until this is a story broadcast by Brian Williams and his ilk will I assume that logic is making any progress! I am not holding my breath!

  16. Ariel on 16/16/12 at 10:20 pm

    No matter how many authoratative findings such as this one are published, the useful idiots who dominate our culture continue unabated, brainwahing the population from Kindergarten to college campuses with the Al Gore mythology. – stephenx100 on 15/15/12 at 3:54 pm

    So good it bore repeating. What disturbs me is that some in the media actually are beginning to report on the AGW debate, as if they are now being given the green light to bolster their credentials as “investigative journalists.” This would mean the infrastructure of control is already in place, and the powers that be no longer fear losing the global warming argument. For the skeptics to claim victory now would be purely symbolic, if the shackles of tyranny have already been forged.