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Al Gore says continental freeze part of global warming?

CHECK OUT THE MAP FROM 1985

The most prominent living advocate of human-caused climate change, Al Gore, says that the deep freeze experienced by the continental United States is exactly the kind of weather event one can expect with global warming.

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“It’s bitter cold in parts of the US, but climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann explains that’s exactly what we should expect from the climate crisis,” Gore wrote on Twitter. He linked his message to one of his nonprofit group’s articles: 

He’s hoping Americans have a short memory and confuse “weather” with “climate.”

THE DEEP FREEZE OF 1985

One of the most frigid Arctic weather events of the 20th century occurred Jan. 18-22, 1985. Every state east of the Rocky Mountains was affected by extreme cold, including new state records established: -34 degrees at Mt. Mitchell, North Carolina, -19 degrees at Caesar’s Head, South Carolina; and -30 degrees at Mountain Lake, Virginia.

Some 165 deaths were attributed to the cold spell and the inauguration parade for President Ronald Reagan’s second term in office had to be cancelled due to a wind chill factor in Washington, D.C. of -10 degrees.

In Florida, the state’s citrus industry suffering $2.5 billion in losses, according to reports. Homes burned through the electrical supply and water pipes burst across the South, while firefighters couldn’t put out fires due to the water freezing in their hoses.

Meanwhile, in January, 1985, Anchorage enjoyed balmy weather, with a high of 41 degrees and a mean temperature of 36 as a high and 15 as a low.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

Latest comments

  • Yes, excessive cooling in some places is part of the climate disruption caused by global warming.

    Scientists who understand thermodynamics aren’t confused by this. They also aren’t confused by those who cherrypick data to promote a false narrative.

    But you don’t have to be a scientist to understand the recent climate changes that threaten infrastructure and cultures in Alaska. Ask any elder.

  • climate change started in the industrial age. scientists have been warning of detrimental effects since 1960. so don’t think this one example of extreme weather negates all the other scientifically proven increases in temperature globally.

  • Both the RSS and UAH satellite observations show that global temperatures for Dec. 2017 were the 2nd warmest Dec. on record. Anchorage was 7.5 deg. F above normal.

  • Just to be clear, when it’s warm it’s climate change, when it’s cold it’s climate change, when it’s weather it’s climate change, when it’s not weather it’s climate change…weather and climate are the samething, except when they aren’t.

    The world has been coming out of the last ice age for around 20,000 years, the climate is in a constant state of change.

    algore is an idiot

    • Steve-O – Consider taking a college course in atmospheric science and/or climatology and report back with a more coherent and informed comment… lest we use the Gore descriptor for you.

      • Warren,

        Consider refuting anything I’ve said, or consider taking a college course in critical thinking, or consider thinking for yourself. Then report back with a more coherent and informed comment that is on topic rather than simply commenting on my comment.

    • Just to be clear, Steve-O, yours is nothing more than your opinion (and your opinion is not clear IMO).
      https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/noaa-n/climate/climate_weather.html

  • What should we do, Mr. Vice President?

    Something must be done with Americans and America’s economy to solve this problem before it’s too late.

    Why not set up a planetary authority to control climate change and make Americans pay restitution for causing so many problems?