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Inconvenient questions...

By: hcubed, 12:44 AM GMT on February 12, 2013

As usual, the main blog asks the question:

"...The historic Nor'easter that buried New England under up to 40" of snow Friday and Saturday was the most intense winter storm event on record for southeastern Maine, and second most for Long Island, Connecticut, eastern Massachusetts, and perhaps Rhode Island, writes wunderground's weather historian Christopher C. Burt. His rating was based upon both snowfall amounts and winds. For Long Island and Connecticut, the Blizzard of 1888 remains unparalleled, whereas for Rhode Island and eastern Massachusetts, the Blizzard of 1978 remains the top event. His rating took into account snowfall and winds, and took into account historical storms going back over 300 years. So, what impact is climate change having upon these great storms?..."

Personally, I'd like to know just how they're able to prove the Blizzards of 1888 and 1978 WEREN'T caused by global warming.

Once again, someone point out the peer-reviewed paper that gives a month, day and year as to the "tipping point" of extreme weather being caused by either natural variability or the evil CO2 emitted by the burning of fossil fuels.

Was it April 3, 1952?

Was it the summer of 1978?

Remember, "...the Blizzard of 1888 remains unparalleled...", even in the era of runaway, man-made global climate disruption. Pretty bad when a 125-year old record can't get broken today. I thought that every single weather event, even the ones in the 1800's can be attributed directly to man.

I thought things were gonna get worse, much worse.

Updated: 4:41 AM GMT on February 12, 2013


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Living in Biloxi MS, have been here since '85 (first Hurricane was Elena).