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Weather you see from your window, climate you see from a satellite

‘Weather is what you see outside your window, climate is what you see from a satellite.’ – Scott Mandia, Professor of Physical Sciences at Suffolk County Community College, New York.

Small Antarctic sea ice gain overlooks total sea ice loss

‘Looking at sea ice and not total ice is like your high school football team winning their game, but your NFL team loses the Super Bowl.’ — Ted Scambos, Glaciologist at University of Colorado's National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Noticed that a drink stays cold until the last ice melts?

The faster Arctic ice melts and the more open sea is revealed, the more heat that becomes available to melt the remaining ice and heat up the sea. It's a tipping point of sorts. That's why your glass of Cinzano and lemonade stays cool until the last slivers of ice melt and then the temperature rises rapidly.

It's not Vegas.   What happens in the Arctic doesn't stay in the Arctic

What happens in the Arctic, doesn't stay in the Arctic. The rapid disappearance of sea ice cover can have consequences that are felt all over the Northern Hemisphere, due to the effects it has on atmospheric patterns.

Category:Extreme Weather
Intense snowstorms!  Yep.  Actually that is global warming.

(With climate change) “we will see a shorter snow season, but more intense individual snowfall events. – Dr. Michael Mann, Climatologist at Penn State University

Even with A Fever, I can still dance!

Sound silly? So is saying, 'Because it is snowing today there cannot be global warming.'

ESPN: ‘Cheering for bad basketball, like cheering for cold in Antarctica.’

“We can point to (NCAA men’s basketball) games and say ‘that was a great game’ or ‘this has been a great tournament’ but that is like denying there is climate change by saying ‘Hey it was cold yesterday in the Antarctic.’”

Cold winter?   He won 2 hands of poker and thinks. . .

Saying a cold winter disproves long-term global warming is like the guy who wins two hands of poker and thinks he's figured out how to 'beat the house.' Time to double down on his bets, right?

Cold winter in Europe.   Did you check Siberia?

Cold winter in Europe, but warm in Siberia. So this disproves AGW? That's like saying: 'My keys were in my jacket, now they're not. That proves they're lost. (But have you checked your other coat? your pants?)

Cold snap?   A dark night disproves lengthening days?

Does a winter cold snap disprove global warming? That's like saying in April, "Don't tell me the days are getting longer. Look how dark it is tonight!"

Wide short-term fluctuations can mask a slow, long-term trend. Global warming won't eliminate winter, any more than long summer days eliminate nighttime.

Climate is a trend, weather is a snapshot

"Climate is a trend, weather is a snapshot." – Adam Kutell, software developer and advanced level Toastmaster in St. Louis, Missouri.

Antarctic sea ice: like a napkin draped over a huge water pistol

“The spreading sheet of sea ice around Antarctica could be viewed as a napkin being draped over a monstrous water pistol. “ – John Upton, science writer at

A warming planet doesn't get rid of winter

"People across the northern hemisphere are facing the fact that a warming planet doesn't get rid of winter ... now is a good time to remind ourselves that weather, like death and taxes, will always be with us." — Robert Henson, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

A cold winter proves the earth isn't warming?

Saying global warming isn't real because last winter was cold and snowy, is like saying that spring's not happening because Friday was cooler than Monday. You have to look at the longer trend.

"...Like leaving the 'fridge door open."

As the Arctic warms, so the northern continents at higher latitudes experience cold winters with heavy snow falls. It's rather like the fridge door being left open: warm air goes in at the top as cold air falls out into the room.