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What did the winters look like before global warming?



Via Shooty, SME.SK

When you kids ask you this question, what will you answer?




At night, the temperature in Pilsen will drop to –10 °C again. The snow is everywhere, many roads seem impassable. What is the weather like in your place? A moderate number of Australian respondents could be helpful to improve the atmosphere a little bit. ;-)

To see some dramatic snowy pictures from Russia, see Alexander Ač's blog. Today, he thinks that wintry winters are caused by global warming. When the chill and snow is gone, I guess that global warming will be causing warmer winters again.

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reader anna v said...

well the past three weeks in the Athens area and down south are typical, rainy 8C low 15C high, depending on cloud cover, and the forecast is the same for next week.


reader Hartog said...

I love what Google translate (to English) does with Alexander's blog.


reader Gene Day said...

It’s 66 degrees F = 19 degrees C here in Sonoma Valley. Our perfect weather must also be due to global warming.


reader Tom Trevor said...

It was 73℉ here in Sarasota Fl this afternoon, tonight it has dropped to 68℉. I sure my old friend Alex thinks that this normal weather was caused by global warming.


reader AJ said...

Here in Halifax, where I've lived for the last few years, this is a "real" winter. I seem to be shovelling or scraping every few days. Last year was "unreal" cause I only had one hard shovel.

That said, this is much nicer than where I grew up (Siberia like) and where I previously lived (2 foot storms not uncommon).

So when is snow to become a distant memory?

I have a feeling that my grand kids will have fond memories of when the snow was up to there necks... and they had to walk to school uphill... both ways... just like I remember :)


reader Shannon said...

In Ireland: rain, sleet, rain again. Christmas was very mild. Weather forecast said it would snow this week-end but so far nothing. Kids disappointed.
In France: a lot of snow, especially in North East including Paris. Big mess for transport. Nothing on the West coast.
My daughter heard at school that a popular Kiwi weather man who often "gets it right" said Ireland will have up to 30°C this summer. I've just found it on internet : http://m.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2013/0103/1224328378477.html?via=ireland


reader Pierre said...

I still can't find real evidence in the data about the higher precipitation caused by the recent global temperatures... I don't care about the theories.. I want to see more precipitation on a graph... if precipitation is the same, then it must mean that the winters are colder so it snows instead of raining.


reader Pierre said...

winters = colder and summers = warmer.. but no real increase in global precipitation


reader Bernd Felsche said...

Sorry Luboš, not much warmth to spare here in the south-west of Western Australia. It only got to about 30⁰C here today and is already quite chilly at around 22⁰C right now.

We get our heat waves of 40⁰C to 45⁰C from time to time, but they seldom last even a week. Being predominately dry, the temperatures are tolerable if one isn't required to exert too much physically. It's good beer weather. Cold beer.



TIme will tell but the southward trend of tropical cyclones is reminiscent of cooler times of the early 1970's which followed the very hot 1960's.


reader Magnus Andersson said...

Hi Lubos! Could you make a feed with climate posts? I think it would be appreciated by climate bloggers, who wants links to your climate posts. My suggestion is to make a feed with posts here:

http://motls.blogspot.se/search/label/climate?m=1


reader Magnus Andersson said...

It's cold and snowy in Sweden btw, just as it really should be! :)


reader Luboš Motl said...

Dear Magnus, the feed is

http://motls.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default/-/climate

I made a copy here right now:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/trfclimate



It is just not clear to me whether people will learn about it...


reader Jhon Smith said...

I have come to the conclusion that we all have a little blame global warming and its consequences and guilt even more politicians who do not slow down.

http://www.globalwarmingweb.com/