Trenberth : Only Warm Weather Is Climate

No, the Cold Doesn’t Mean No Global Warming

Jan. 8, 2010

Bottom line — fast and simple? Three points:

 1. Weather is not climate.

 2. Manmade global warming means less frequent cold snaps (not none at all) and more frequent heat waves — just as we’ve been having.

 3. You know (don’t you?) about the record high temperatures this week in Washington State, Alaska and Bulgaria in the Northern Hemisphere — plus, down south, the record-breaking high temperatures in New Zealand, and the second hottest year on record (after 2005) in Australia?

Kevin Trenberth, a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, agreed.

“Weather is chaotic. It has an infinite amount of variability, and that’s just the nature of weather,” he said. “Weather dominates on a day-to-day basis, and there will be warmer periods and cooler periods. But it’s the overall pattern that gives you the climate.”

Weather vs. Climate: Cold Winter Snap Does Not Mean No Global Warming – ABC News

But in 2012, Washington State, Alaska, Bulgaria, New Zealand, and Australia all had very cold winters. So that must prove global cooling? The point is all moot anyway, because Trenberth now believes that weather is climate.


(WASHINGTON) — If you want a glimpse of some of the worst of global warming, scientists suggest taking a look at U.S. weather in recent weeks.

Horrendous wildfires. Oppressive heat waves. Devastating droughts. Flooding from giant deluges. And a powerful freak wind storm called a derecho.

Kevin Trenberth, head of climate analysis at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in fire-charred Colorado, said these are the very record-breaking conditions he has said would happen, but many people wouldn’t listen. So it’s I told-you-so time, he said.

This U.S. Summer Is ‘What Global Warming Looks Like’ – TIME

Next time it turns cold in Colorado, Trenberth will most certainly go back to believing that weather is not climate. Because he is an expert.

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9 Responses to Trenberth : Only Warm Weather Is Climate

  1. Billy in NZ says:

    Huh?I live in New Zealand,I haven’t noticed any hot weather.In fact,I can remember years ago lying in bed not being able to sleep from the heat.That just doesn’t happen now,and last year was the first year I have ever seen it snow in New Plymouth,and that’s 66yrs I’ve been here.

    • If you want Trenberth back, we would be glad to send him to you.

    • geologyjim says:

      How can we Colorado-ans get rid of this dimwit Kiwi?? Jeez, this clown has been famously wrong nearly as often as the Dunce of Manhattan, serial criminal-defendant Jim-bo Hansen.

      Now that the forest fires are out and Colorado has had a seasonably wet July monsoon, none of these doofuses care to mention the state. Now, the eastern seaboard is all “climate” and Colorado is just “weather”

      Romney must be prepared to dismiss about 40% of the Federal workforce when he is inaugurated, otherwise this crap will just carry on.

      • marian says:

        You can have him. 🙂

        We’ve got a number of Dimwit Kiwi third rate Kiwi scientists working for NIWA. Trouble is some of them are World famous for being Head Authors of UN IPCC Junk Climate Science. Or now working for the WMO!

  2. Billy in NZ says:

    Thanks for the kind gesture Steve,but we don’t want him back here,took long enough to get rid of him.Yeah,and NIWA also have a reputation.Good luck to you all in Colorado.Pleased it’s all going good for you.Please don’t judge all kiwis by those fk wits.

  3. Don Gaddes says:

    It has been a cool ‘Dry’ Summer ( no categorized Cyclones,) and a Cold ‘Dry’ Winter in Australia. As predicted by Alex S. Gaddes in his book ‘Tomorrow’s Weather’ 1990.)
    We don’t want Trenberth either, we have to deal with Steffen, Hoegh-Guldberg, John Cook,etc!

    • marian says:

      We don’t want Tim Flannery here either.

      He supports Mercury CFLs to stop GW/CC. Yet wants Mercury Amalgalm filled teeth removed from dead bodies before they’re buried to save poisoning Gaia!

  4. Billy in NZ says:

    Hi Marian,I remember he wanted to rip our teeth out with $2 pliers.That would be Aust.dollars tho.Be a bit more in N.Z. dollars.Geez,I feel sorry for the owners of hansen and mann.My friend in W/A wanted to give juliar to me last time I was over.Now that’s scary stuff.

  5. It was this sort of repetitive confirmation bias among leading scientific AGW proponents that caused the penny to drop. They actually don’t know any more than any other academic in this research field, and some of them appear to understand considerably less.

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