Sunday, January 13, 2008

Baghdad snow blamed on global warming



The first snow to have fallen on Baghdad in 100 years has been blamed on global warming.

The director of the meteorology department, Dawood Shakir, told AFP that climate change was possibly to blame for the unusual event.

"It's very rare," he said. "Baghdad has never seen snow falling in living memory.

"These snowfalls are linked to the climate change that is happening everywhere. We are finding some places in the world which are warm and are supposed to be cold."


Incredible.

17 comments:

Methusalah said...

Don't you get it? Global warming causes cooling - makes sense to me.

OK, maybe not....! But to a warmenist any and every weather event strengthens their faith in Gored.

Anonymous said...

The international scientific community agrees that global warming is occurring and that it is caused by human activity.

While it is not accurate to attribute any single incident of weather to global warming, I think it is important to note extreme weather patterns (related to heat or cold) like this. This may or may not happen more frequently in the next 10-15 years, but if it does, it would be in line with climate change predictions.

For the person who commented on the fact that it has to do with cold weather while the phenomenon is called global warming, I'd encourage you to read more on the subject from scientific journals. What we call it doesn't change how it affects the earth.

Phil said...

it is important to note extreme weather patterns (related to heat or cold) like this. This may or may not happen more frequently in the next 10-15 years, but if it does, it would be in line with climate change predictions.

What staggers me, is that presumably moderately intelligent people can say this patent drivel with a straight face.

BTW, if that was irony, congratulations, it was very good.

Danny Vice said...

It seems as though global warming has been blamed for just about every conceivable blip in our weather patterns. Every tornado, hurricane, forest fire and earthquake seems to have been converted into advertisements for global warming enthusiasts who want to make sure you feel guilty for using that 2nd square of toilet paper.

During a particularly eventful year of hurricanes, we are bombarded with threats that our shores will be increasingly terrorized by storms as the world spins out of of control. It always strikes me as humorous when the next two years are virtually free of hurricane activity, despite the repeated threats of impending doom.

Environmentalists often push the issue hardest during the summer months, hoping to press their case when it's hot outside - so their message is more likely to stick (pun intended). Winter has usually been a nice reprieve from the war drums of impending doom, as the message looses steam (pun intended again) when folks are chiseling ice off of their windshields.

Would environmentalists be brash enough - or desperate enough - to suggest that freezing temperatures and snowfall at one of the hottest places on earth is proof of global warming? Well they are now.

Now you can truly take comfort in knowing that every weather pattern or instance of nature (including freezing temperatures) is now considered iron clad proof that our world is about to explode into a fireball.

The VICE is of the opinion that caring for our environment is a responsibility that everyone can share a part in. But taking the issue to such an extreme level that even a historic snowfall in the desert can no longer be enjoyed, will only hurt the effort.

Blustering hysteria every time anything happens (even a snowfall) will do nothing for the cause but wear people out on the issue and diminish it's credibility to folks who might otherwise be receptive to the message.

The Weekly Vice has stated before and continues to suggest that politicising global warming has bled the goodwill out of the effort and replaced it with political rancor. In times like these, it would be nice if the talking heads could put a sock in it and let the rest of us just enjoy the miracle of snow in the desert. It may be another 100 years before global warming allows us to enjoy it again.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice
http://weeklyvice.blogspot.com

Phil said...

it is important to note extreme weather patterns (related to heat or cold) like this may or may not happen, more frequently or less frequently in the next 10-15 years, or in shorter or longer time frames, but if it does, it would be in line with climate change predictions.

anon, Just fixed a couple of typo errors for you. :-)

Alex Cull said...
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Alex Cull said...

To misquote Homer Simpson: "Is there anything global warming can't do?!"

Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous

Baloney

The "international scientific community" does not agree to your first statement a UN founded and funded IGO and a variety of other interest groups, who are heavily funded as a result of the scare, agree that humans are causing global warming. Scientists as a group agree on almost nothing. Further it looks to this scientist that the ones that do believe what you have said are losing the scientific argument very badly. Any other hypothesis would already have been discarded as simplistic or just plain wrong.

Anonymous said...

Well, as this site is obviously filled with geniuses, can someone please tell me the relationship between snowfall and temperature? I would be very interested considering that Antarctica is the worlds largest desert.

Phil said...

can someone please tell me the relationship between snowfall and temperature?

They are second cousins, once removed.

If you want a meaningful answer, ask a meaningful question.

Anonymous said...

A column about snow in Baghdad and you don't think the relationship between snowfall and temperature is meaningful? What fucking planet do you live on?

Anonymous said...

x axis = temp
y axis = snowfall

What is the shape of the curve?

Anonymous said...

No matter what happens, snow in Mexico or Bagdad, deadly arctic blizzards in China or the U.S., many hurricanes or NO hurricanes, global warming in always the cause.

It's a religion and a U.N. scam to get U.S. taxpayer money. Enjoy your U.N. carbon tax, people.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely, the most compelling evidence against global warming theory is a half insane diatribe about taxation. The American economy is going right down the shitter, taxing Americans is small change compared to the rest of the worlds economy. Your attitude is very small minded.

Neal Asher said...

Snow in Bagdad is due to global warming ... I knew it would be. I also know that Lady Di's crash, adult acne, the Kennedy assassination and AIDs are all due to global warming. Doubtless, to nick something from Douglas Adams, the warmistas will go on to prove that black is white and white is black and get run over on a zebra crossing.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry that your brain isn't capable of such complexity Neal. From your photo I imagine a textbook is beyond you, so the next time you are confused about the relationship between snow and temperature I recommend you call Canada and ask someone there. They should be able to help you out.

Anonymous said...

That there should be concern over
global warming is right, but such reports do not help.
My Father served in Iraq during
the late 1950s to the early 1960s
and told me of a number of ocasions
when waking in the morning of finding
snow or ice on the ground.Because
of the lack of cloud cover in may
have been hot during the day but
in was quite often freezing at night.