Saturday, May 4, 2013

Striking Out On The Weather

In my last post I wrote about how April, 2013 saw more strikeouts than in any April in the 138 year history of major league baseball.

Perhaps it had something to do with the weather.  After all, that bat can really sting your hands on a cold day if you don't make solid contact.

Through the end of April, the United States is on track for the second coldest spring on record-only slightly warmer than 1975.  The data below is from Index of /pub/data/ghcn/daily/hcn/.  It includes all US HCN stations taking the average of all daily temperatures.

Here is a graph of the data compliments of Real Science.

There is a good chance that, unless things start to warm up considerably, 2013 may turn out to be the coldest Spring on record.  1975 had an above average May at 17C (see below) so the record is within reach.

You now are beginning to see why we no longer hear about global warming and we are supposed to be worrying about climate change.  After all, If you look at the graphs above it is clear that the climate is changing from year to year.  Do you see any clear trend toward warmer temperatures? In fact, the trend line for May is actually slightly downward.

Real Science points out that "crack government scientists with supercomputers, predicted in January that this spring was going to be super hot!"

The "A" in the deep orange in the map above is centered on the Texas Panhandle near Amarillo, Texas.

Amarillo had the following low temperatures the last three days (May 1- May 3), 36F, 32F, 30F.

Remember two years ago when we were having a spike in tornado activity and we heard from "climate change" alarmists that all of that extreme weather was caused by man-made global warming and we would see more of it?

2013 has seen the lowest number of tornado activity in recorded history according to tornado expert Harold Brooks at the NOAA.   In 2011, when there was an historic high in tornado activity, there were those saying that "it's irresponsible not to mention climate change" as a potential cause.  What are they saying now?

I think I am smart enough to realize that climate change is always occurring.  Look at the charts above for evidence.  I am also attuned enough to realize that what used to be called "global warming" is now called climate change.  Why is that?  It seems that the models that some scientists put together several years back predicting increasing temperatures have not proven out.  Therefore, the so-called dangers of global warming have been replaced with fears about climate change.  That is a convenient term because you will never be wrong.

I guess major league batters are not the only ones striking out a lot these days!

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