Following a cold snap in the Northeast, Lake Erie's surface is virtually frozen over for the first time in about 14 years.Hmmmm…. This is concerning.
The ice ranges in thickness between paper thin along the northern shore and several inches along the southern shore, where many people are ice skating.
GoErie.com reports that the lake hasn't completely frozen since the winter of 1995-1996.
Lake Erie, with an average depth of 62 feet, is the most shallow of the five Great Lakes, which is why it is the only one that completely freezes over.
Since lake-effect snow depends on warmer lake temperatures compared to the air, the frozen lake will deter large amounts of snowfall to the lee of the lake.
The current cold snap will keep the lake mostly, if not completely, frozen for at least the rest of the month.
Cold air has led to a frozen-over lake, which will in-turn cause less snowfall, which we all know is an indication of Global Warming®.
Ergo…colder temperatures are a positive indicator of Global Warming®!
Of course this is somewhat in conflict with the other current meme that *more* snow is caused by Global Warming®. But who wants to quibble over such minor details when there is leftist policy to be pushed (and $$ to be made!).
As the Heritage Institute aptly put it using their best Homer Simpson impression, "Global Warming – Is There Anything It Can’t Do?"
No snow, too much snow. It does not matter to the enviroleft crowd. For them, global warming always is to blame. That is the whole reason the movement made a deliberate decision earlier this decade to stop calling it “global warming” and start calling it “climate change.” That way they could expand the universe of terrible things they could plausibly blame on global warming.And it is that continuing overreach that will make the "Green Movement" the butt of more and more ridicule....
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