I apologize for my lame subject title, I wanted to borrow Stu's absolutely ridiculous habit of rhyming, or alliterating, combined with his charming ability to repeat Leftist government talking points while miring in his own idiocy. This is not surprising onsidering weather.com is tied to the government-funded NOAA. Stu wrote a large article on today's weather.com about how this past winter can best be characterized as "relentless." He then spirals off onto a 3 paragraph tangent, huffing and puffing about how despite record snow events and a persistent blocking ridge over Greenland than funneled Arctic air right into the Caribbean, it's actually the 2nd warmest January ever, and that anthropogenic warming is the culprit. Apparently Stu Ostro, the snake oil salesman of meteorology, doesn't want to lose credibility or the one other reader of weather.com besides me. Well, it's kind of funny, because Stu first mentions that the El Nino of 2009-2010 (which I predicted last April) was the 4th strongest on record. Then he squawked about how this winter was the 2nd warmest in some places. Then, he attributed it to man-made factors. Let's review definitions, Mr. Ostroass:
1. El Nino warms the ocean.
2. Air passing over the ocean takes on the temperature of the water beneath it (think 6 months of straight 90 degree weather in Miami), making the air warm.
3. That air blows over America.
So, if it's El Nino's fault for warm air, that would be responsible for the overall warmmess of this past winter. NOT HUMANS. Unless billions of boatloads of humans started dumping boiling water into the Pacific Ocean at some point.
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