Originally published January 15 2014
White House Climate Czar: 'Global warming causes extreme cold'
by Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) The recent cold spell that swept through much of the continental U.S. was the result of global warming, a new propaganda video put out by the White House claims. According to Obama's Science and Technology Advisor, Dr. John Holdren, the U.S. supposedly experienced one of its worst freezes in contemporary history because the planet is warming, an absolutely astounding demonstration of cognitive dissonance that proves the total insanity of our nation's leaders.
The video, entitled "The Polar Vortex Explained in 2 Minutes," makes the audacious claim that one of the major indicators of global warming is a progressive increase in extreme cold weather patterns. With a completely straight face, Dr. Holdren, the White House climate czar, attempts to convince America during the clip that extreme cold actually means progressive warming, or something like that.
"If you've been hearing that extreme cold spells, like the one that we're having in the United States now, disprove global warming, don't believe it," states Dr. Holdren. "A growing body of evidence suggests that the kind of extreme cold being experienced by much of the United States as we speak is a pattern we can expect to see with increasing frequency as global warming continues."
To back up this claim, Dr. Holdren purports that the arctic regions of the globe are warming at twice the rate of the mid-latitudes, and that this decreasing temperature variance between the two regions is somehow responsible for extreme cold spells. In other words, all this cold weather occurring in the Northern Hemisphere during the winter season, which is completely normal, is somehow a byproduct of the warming poles.
Extreme cold events have been occurring for centuries and have nothing to do with elevated CO2 levels and man-made 'global warming' The White House apparently believes that, by flashing all sorts of graphs and time-lapse imagery of changing polar ice caps over Dr. Holdren's voice, Americans will simply eat up all the pseudoscientific nonsense being peddled by its climate czar. But thankfully, not everyone is guzzling down the Kool-Aid with a vacuous grin, including Princeton University physicist and Professor William Happer.
In a recent rebuttal posted at Climate Depot, Prof. Happer deconstructs the various claims made by Dr. Holdren that extreme cold is actually indicative of extreme warming caused by mankind's use of the earth.
"Polar vortices have been around forever," explained Prof. Happer to Climate Depot. "They have almost nothing to do with more CO2 [carbon dioxide] in the atmosphere."
Prof. Happer refers, of course, to the claim made by Dr. Holdren that changing polar vortices -- the recent cold spell that swept the U.S. was the result of a polar vortex swirling at a lower latitude than normal -- are the consequence of a warming planet. On the contrary, polar vortices are completely normal, and they vary from year to year, causing extreme cold events at different latitudes, just as they did back in 1777 just before the Battle of Princeton.
"On the night of January 2-3 , a polar vortex swept across New Jersey, with snow and a very hard freeze," writes Marc Morano for Climate Depot, noting that this extreme cold event, which was similar to the one that recently hit the U.S., actually helped George Washington win this important battle against the British -- and it occurred more than 230 years ago, long before man-made "global warming" was a staple in the political vernacular.
"The extremely cold air at the bottom of the vortex can be carried south by meanders of the jet stream at the edge of the vortex," adds Prof. Happer about the logistics of polar vortices, which change naturally. "We will have to live with polar vortices as long as the sun shines and the earth rotates."
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