Potholer: BP Oil spill and an End to Snow

January 14, 2011

The redoubtable Potholer takes on some of the wilder internet memes brought on by winter.  Included here:

• “The BP Oil Spill is slowing the Gulf Stream” (not)

• “Scientists Predicted it will never snow again in Britain” (not)

• “Scientists are making up excuses to blame the cold winter on Global warming” (not)

 

There’s a brief discussion of the Arctic Oscillation’s role over the last 2 winters, something I’ll be revisiting soon. In the meantime, you can review the narrative from last winter…

 

And the newer research from last month’s American Geophysical Union meeting.

The planet is big, round, and complex. Someday, we’ll get used to it.

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