In the past, I've posted on Global Warming and referenced Dr. Joe Bastardi over at Accuweather. I see Dr. Bastardi as a meteorologist that is more concerned with studying the data and observing patterns than wholeheartedly believing the output from climate models.
Years ago, his column and videos were freely available on Accuweather. Because of the value that Dr. Bastardi offers, Accuweather realized that there was revenue to be gained from making his opinions part of their Pro site only. Sadly, non-subscribers can no longer regularly read his views and opinions. While some may disagree with his style, I doubt many can argue with his methodology which relies on pattern observation, historical data and empirical data.
Recently, I came across this column he wrote over on one of the European sites. I think you might find it interesting (emphasis added):
I urge you to draw your own conclusions, but I urge you to dig deeper and read opinions from qualified sources that interpret the data differently.
SEVERE COLD WAVE TO HIT EUROPE
The development of a major blocking high pressure system over the north Atlantic and its subsequent backing west is about to throw most of Europe into the coldest winter weather pattern in many a year. In fact, temps over the next month or so are liable to average 6-10 degrees F below normal over the center part of the continent with the northwest coldest last, but still getting into the games. Intuitive with this is the likelihood of more-than-normal snow and ice. As the upper block backs west, arctic discharges from the north and east are liable to bring shots of severe cold back into
and with it enhanced snowfall. England
While it has been "chilly" so far, what is about to come is the worst in many a winter, perhaps the sign that the warm AMO is reaching its maturity. The U.S winter has been much like those around 1950 which was the benchmark winter in the Pacific Northwest of the
and was the warning shot that the warm cycle of the '30s, '40s and '50s was starting its end game. It should be comforting to people worried that we are pushing our planet over the edge that things that happened before are happening again, though the discomfort caused by cold is a big problem. U.S.
I wish to point out, with no malice intended, that the two countries who have major scientific organizations that have been pushing the global warming idea,
Britainand the UKMET and the with NOAA have been burned by the cold that has developed here. NOAA had a December forecast for a warm central US U.S.for November that they were forced to revise and the UKMET forecast for a rather bland winter for Europespeaks for itself. It's anything but bland, whether it averages out near the average or not, because what is coming has not been seen in years.
Now that could mean that its testimony to how warm it is... it hasn't been seen in years. But the fact it hasn't disappeared completely, the fact it is coming back and catching people offguard (hopefully not you) means there is no rout on, but plenty of doubt. If an enemy is vanquished, it should not be able to launch attacks of this magnitude.
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