Analysis by LettersToTheBeast
Vancouver in its longest cold snap in over 30 years
We’re at 33 days and counting — but there’s a way to go before the record is broken
By Justin McElroy & David Horemans, CBC News Posted: Jan 06, 2017 6:00 AM PT
Get out the hip-waders for this one. The carbonazis are in full-bore panic on Canada’s left coast, seat of the country’s global warming / global taxation grid movement.
Vancouver is Canada’s money center. And, with a mild year-’round climate, it has been typically easy to convince its denizens of the “threat” of global warming. Politicians and their allied media are safe from pontificating on the ravages of global warming while the temperature is well below zero, snow is piled knee-high and homeless people are freezing to death. British Columbia was eager to adopt the “carbon tax.”
This current winter has threatened to kill the golden goose. So CBC, Canada’s state broadcaster, trotted out weather girl Johanna Wagstaffe to explain away the contradiction between claims of warming while the city is frozen solid.
Wagstaffe pointed out instances of cold snaps and frozen ponds in Vancouver’s distant past (i.e., nearly a century ago). Just as the carbon nazis point to evidence of global warming locked up in the Arctic, the North Pole, the Antarctic and other places we can’t visit, Johanna cited a period of time where none of us was alive and therefore couldn’t challenge from personal experience.
Wagstaffe used the classic global warming move to back her argument: citing temperature data from the local airport and downtown.
Uh, riiighht. So, the claims of global warming (as if a longer growing season and not freezing to death is somehow a problem), is based on data obtained by thermometers placed smack-dab in the middle of hundreds of acres of blazing hot pavement, jet blasts (in the case of airports), air conditioner outflows and steam grates (in the case of urban areas)?
Okay, Johanna. What do the historic temperature data show at, say, Stanley Park? Kitsilano Beach? Burnaby Mountain? Boundary Bay?
Amusingly, Environment Canada, the Canadian government’s meteorological service, defines a cold winter day in Vancouver as anything under five degrees celsius (41 F).
The typist admits YVR (the Vancouver Airport) is the warmest place in Vancouver. And with all that manipulation, it was still registering record lows. For over a month.
Wagstaffe also provided us with this little gem: the government only uses numbers from less than forty years ago in compiling its data in favor of global warming.
That sounds familiar, some how…where have we heard that before…oh, yes…
Michael Mann, of course, works for Pennsylvania State University, who know a thing or two about hiding things. Just ask Jerry Sandusky. Oh, wait…
The government is only using numbers from 1981, when urban Vancouver (along with urban-everywhere-else) exploded. Land that was rural farmland is now housing tracts and condos. With all that pavement reflecting sunlight, all those air conditioning exhausts, all those furnaces, of course it’s going to be warmer!
Thanks for the tip, Johanna.
Kudos to Mrs. Wagstaffe for using “global warming” and not the officially-rebranded “climate change.” No doubt she, and typists McElroy and Horeman (this is the CBC after all, so of course they need THREE staff reporters) have already received their letters of reprimand from Toronto.
Naturally, comments were disabled. While it could be assumed they were preaching to the choir when it comes to the warmistas and other enviro-nuts, there is no way they were about to allow the “deniers” to point out the obvious falsehoods.
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