Saturday, May 20, 2017

Snow Job

                In recent years, global-warming hucksters and climate-change merchants have predicted that more and more frequent “snow droughts” would afflict the Northwest due to rising temperatures.
                In fact, Porter Fox opined in the New York Times in 2014 that we could see “the end of snow” in northern California, Oregon and Washington. Moreover, in 2015, climate change researchers at the University of Arizona, panicking over the diminished Sierra Nevada snow-pack, surmised: “Our study really points to the extreme character of the 2014-2015 winter. This is not just unprecedented over 80 years—it’s unprecedented over 500 years. Anthropogenic warming is making the drought more severe.”
                The climate catastrophe conjurers have been snowed under by reality this year, as mother nature ignored scientists and dumped lots and lots of the white stuff on the region this past winter. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, the snow-pack in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains is the seventh-deepest since 1950. The Times reported that, as of just over a month ago, the snow-pack across the entire Sierra was at 164% of average for that time of year, with the northern region at 147%, the central at 175%, and the southern at 164% of average. Todd Myers, the Director of the Washington Policy Center’s ‘Center for the Environment,’ recently wrote that there is “no sign of warming” in Washington state. He states that, though many academics claim declining snow-pack levels in the Northwest are a sign of global warming, “They’re wrong. Snow-pack levels have been above average in eight of the last ten years.”
Not to worry though, you can bet the rattled researchers will shovel themselves out, dust themselves off, and proclaim that this unpredictability is precisely what climate change predicts.

Turns out, we are all victims of an elaborate snow job.
(June 17th, 2017 update: according to, plows are still clearing roads across the state's highest mountains. As of the middle of June, many passes were still not open. Highway 120, the only route through Yosemite, was still closed at last report. It usually opens before Memorial Day. Snow on this road topped 20 feet at one point, with drifts of up to 50 feet! Snows continued on and off throughout the spring, including a very late season storm earlier in June).

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