The Very Snowy Winters Of The Early 1980s

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I worked as a wilderness ranger at this 12,000 foot elevation lake in New Mexico during the summer of 1983. That year the snow was 20 feet deep and never completely melted all summer. The lake was still half-frozen in mid-July that year. A few years earlier, the area had very little snow.

Climate changes all the time. It is shame that so many climate scientists have no interest in trying to understand how the climate works.

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10 Responses to The Very Snowy Winters Of The Early 1980s

  1. stewart pid says:

    All too many of the cimastrologists know about climate science but they are too like Willie Sutton who robbed banks “because that’s where the money is.” The grant whores will flog the GLO-BULL warming horse until it won’t run another step!!

  2. davesix says:

    I think that “climate scientists” (which, in many cases, resemble “wetland scientists”, graduates of colleges of “ecology”) should be free to arrive at any conclusion they wish, and to make any prediction they wish, based on whatever method they wish to use, after which they should welcome criticism from not only their peers, but from any interested party.

    It’s when they swerve into hysterical and ruinous public policy prescriptions, based on some flakey claim of scientific “consensus” that I lose patience. Politicians are particularly susceptible to that kind of hustle, and are always willing to funnel money to a “scientist” who will support a statist approach to the solution to a “crisis”.

  3. Gamecock says:

    “Climate changes all the time.”

    No. Weather changes all the time. It takes decades for a climate to change.

    • AZ1971 says:

      True. Too bad every alarmist, such as those tools on The Weather Channel, bleats about climate change and how the sky is falling with every tornado outbreak, hurricane, record-breaking heat, and flooding event. Snow and cold? Meh, not so much – and these are the people who are supposed to be so-called experts.

      If AGW alarmists could guarantee reducing CO2 emissions would result in beautiful year-round WEATHER with no adverse events, then yes, you’d have everyone clamoring to get on board with it. But CLIMATE, which is the summation of all WEATHER over a prolonged period of time, always changes. And those changes mean both good AND bad weather events.

      It’s this ridiculous belief alarmists perpetuate, that if we just reduce our CO2 emissions we’ll forever do away with bad weather, that makes me want to beat their stupidity out of their collective heads.

  4. Gomumu says:

    Climate change again…. Global issue

  5. Don says:

    Hmmm – could that be Lake Katherine? I spent an awful night by a rock that could be the same rock in the foreground (possibly even before your time – around 1964). At any rate a beautiful spot . . . one of many in the Sangre de Cristo range.

  6. Phil Jones says:

    Cycle, climate, Weather, 1984, climate disruption, climate change, 1984, global warming… And back to 1984 again… Hockey Stick, Death Spiral, Deep Ocean Heat, melting ice… Glacial retreat… 1984… Erase MWP… CO2 Forcing..

    Whatever’s convenient… Just keep the funding flowing..

  7. annieoakley says:

    The snow was very,very deep in the Roaring Fork Valley 1983-84. I snowed every day for a couple of months.

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