NCAR propagandist Henson traveled to Minnesota to tell them that the plummeting winter temperatures and heavy snow they are experiencing are due to global warming.
A warming climate might actually mean more snow across the northern Great Plains, said Henson, author of “The Rough Guide to Climate Change,” who will be the keynote speaker Monday at the sixth annual Northern Plains Winter Storms Conference at St. Cloud.
According to NOAA, winter temperatures in Minnesota have declined this millennium at a rate of over 100 degrees per century, and the last four winters have been below the 1895-2010 mean. This guy apparently traveled from Colorado to Minnesota (at taxpayer expense?) and gave a lecture without bothering to spend 30 seconds checking to see if the basic premise of his argument was correct.
Then he took it one step further
“One of the big messages is that snowfall is increasing across parts of the far northern plains,” said Henson, a media relations associate for the University Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo. “It appears to be decreasing toward the central plains. The natural north-south divide in snowfall is becoming even more pronounced.”
North American winter snow extent has been increasing rapidly, and the last four winters have been some of the snowiest on record. High extent means the snow is falling further south.
On January 11, 2011 there was snow in every state except Florida.
On February 11, 2010 there was snow in every state except Hawaii.
Then came the usual BS about how global warming causes more moisture in the atmosphere.
A warmer climate means more water vapor in the air,
At -11C (last winter’s average temperature) the air can barely hold any moisture. It saturates at less than 0.01 atmospheres.
Snow happens when it is cold. Everyone understands that until they sacrifice their brain to the global warming religion.