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It's Global Freezing Here!

Updated on January 20, 2013

Down in the valley it was -1 F. at 8:00 AM!

The temperature slope is not even coming close to confirming "Global Warming" as winter 2011-2012 seemed to do!  Who IS playing with the thermostat?
The temperature slope is not even coming close to confirming "Global Warming" as winter 2011-2012 seemed to do! Who IS playing with the thermostat? | Source

I don't care who invented the Internet. I want to know why the inventor of Global Warming is taking a vacation this winter!

Buried beneath the ground at the required depth my kitchen drain has a solid block of ice which is keeping the kitchen sink from draining!

At 8:15 AM on January 19, 2013 the outside temperature was 4 F. At 8:00 AM the next morning it was -1 F., and we have had temperatures of -23 F. that make the -1 F. seem downright tropical!

Now I must admit that the so-called "winter" of 2011-2012 made a strong case for Global Warming. It was a warm winter, little snow (so little that I cleared the driveway with a broom!) and an unforgettable winter of mild, mild....even warm....temperatures.

This winter of 2012-2013 has already been the coldest in 50 years, and we are adding to the record every morning when, try as it can, the sunshine only makes the icicles fatter and longer.

I would welcome the arrival of a "heated" debate over Global Warming, and to make my point that it is really, really cold here, I will encourage the debaters to drop the gloves and go at it bare-fisted The early onset of frostbite would numb their false sense of reality.

There is an upside to this weather, namely that the world famous "Greatest Snow On Earth" for which Utah's ski resorts are so famous, has had enduring powder snow conditions all winter....if you can brave the even colder temperatures on those higher slopes.

Seriously, we would like to stop washing the dishes in large, stainless steel bowls and adding to the ice pack out back.

But, for now at least, robins beware! There is no waiting list for nesting opportunities in our neck of the woods, though there have been some emails from polar bears seeking to relocate.


Copyright Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

"Fatter and longer" and for how long?

Self explanatory!
Self explanatory! | Source


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      Theresa Ast 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      I had not realized you were having such a terribly cold winter. Here in Georgia we are warm, cool, warm cool - just enough to keep our sinuses traumatized, but not a flurry of snow. I forget sometimes just how big our nation is and what diverse weather we experience. I really enjoyed this Hub. Sharing. Theresa

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      Shyron E Shenko 5 years ago from Texas

      Awesome hub, I lived in Chicago and I can relate, but I think it was global change not global warming.

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      Old Poolman 5 years ago

      I was only joking about the Global Warming, but must say I am enjoying the weather this week.

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      Perspycacious 5 years ago

      It was sub-zero again this AM which allows us to use one car as an extra freezer! (Nothing is all bad, right?) Local plumbers are calling it their "busy season" as pipes burst from the sustained cold. Don't tell me that, because Florida and Arizona are "toasty" that Global Warming is proven. You guys and gals are "toasty" most winters, and were even before the fans and heaters were last used to save your citrus crops.

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      Old Poolman 5 years ago

      I hate to tell you this, but Global Warming has surfaced here in Arizona. Last week the nights were below freezing, and the daily high was 45 degrees. This week the high is nearly 80 degrees, and the nights low is about 50 degrees.

      So I guess Global Warming is a true story.........

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Poor baby. While you are freezing there we are enjoying a warm winter, so far, here. I was kind of looking forward to some cooler weather. Now, after reading your article I'm rethinking my thoughts. Hope you get some warmth.

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      Russ Moran 5 years ago from Long Island, New York

      Good interesting hub. Unfortunately those who worship at the altar of global warming will dismiss everything you said.

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      Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

      In the 1970s global cooling was the big scare. Global temperature averages took a big spike in the 90s when a lot of the Soviet Union monitoring stations closed and couldn't add their lower temps into the mix. Even looking at the data now shows it's been getting cooler the last several years, which is why people have started talking about 'climate change' instead of 'global warming.' It was warmer for a while hundreds if years ago than it is now! It's just the way the world works.

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      Aga 5 years ago

      Voting awesome! I have been saying the same thing: where the heck is the global warming? I would love to be warmer right now!

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      cre8ivOne 5 years ago from Midwest, USA

      I thought what I had heard before was that some of the stats on global warming contained some not so accurate information and global warming was disproved. I am not looking to start a debate, I just thought this issue had passed.

      We did have a mild winter last year and agree this winter has already seemed colder but I think we can attribute some things to patterns that we go through over many years, maybe the Farmer's Almanac has shown this?

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      Old Poolman 5 years ago

      You will be told that this extremely cold winter with all the frozen pipes and such is a part of the Global Warming Trend. I know, it is very hard to think about Global Warming when you can't get the inside of the house above 60 degrees even with the old wood stove glowing red hot.

      But trust me, someone will come along and explain this for you.