Let me get this straight. We're going through one of the coldest winters on record in Michigan (this skeptic site had the UP having the coldest winter per NOAA) and the senior senator from Nevada thinks that this crazy weather is a sign of global warming?
"Every day that goes by, every week that goes, every month that goes by, every year that goes by ... there’s more evidence of the dangers of climate change," Reid said Tuesday afternoon, in response to a question from THE WEEKLY STANDARD. "The more climate changes, the more extreme the weather gets, and we’ve seen that in spades."
We have outliers on both sides of the thermometer. If we get a cold winter, the skeptics sneer at the warmists, and if we get a heat wave, the AGW mavens will give the deniers both barrels.
More outliers doesn't mean more warming, especially cold outliers like the Great Lakes region in 2014. If Sen. Reid has his way, we'd be erring on the side of making things even colder. That might make Nevada a bit more bearable in the summer when things get beastly hot in the inland southwest, but it doesn't do much for Michigan.
We've hit a plateau on the global temp graph almost two decades long. It could be a pause before things get warmer or it could be a leveling off. If global temperatures were a stock, the techies would say we're in a trading range where it's hard to be bullish or bearish on a stock.
Stretching that analogy near the breaking point, the AGW mavens are bulls. "Temperatures are near all time highs" the bull-techs are hollering, proclaiming that a breakout on the upside is just around the corner.
Or, we could be due for a correction. Hard to tell for the moment.