A few weeks ago I posted weather forecasts for the coming winter. Several sources predicted that winter 2015 would be worse than the past winter. At that time the Farmers Almanac Forecast for 2015 had not been released. It’s out now and their prediction is for a “super cold” winter, editor Janice Stillman calls it “a refriger-nation.” More details here.
While Farmers Almanac was correct in its forecast for last winter it was very far off for the current summer. They predicted the summer of 2014 to be ” exceptionally hot across much of North America, with “oppressive” humidity throughout the eastern half of the United States”. Not even close.
[…] Farmers Almanac is also predicting a colder than average winter and a hotter than usual summer. […]
I really wish that Republican activists would take some time to take a closer look at what science can tell us about the world in which we live. I think that if they did we might not see silly articles like this innuendo that make us all look stupid. You see science is right until proven wrong and doesn’t care whether you believe in it or not. Please do some research on the difference between weather and climate. Here’s a nice start http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/noaa-n/climate/climate_weather.html#.U_akbNT7GVs
Republicans would be far better off demanding that the scientist come up with a better solution than cap and trade than denying that the problem exists at all. Please people just put down those bibles for a few minutes and maybe consider a subscription to Scientific American. It would be far better for our party to base it’s arguments in solid science than the conjecture that serves us today.
Once when I was griping about missing the weather forecast, my grandmother told me to go over to the window, open it and stick my hand out. I was baffled, but did so. She asked whether it felt wet or not, to which I replied, “no”. Then I got it—weather is what weather is, and it will be whatever it is, whenever it is. From that time, unless it was a matter of an imminent danger from hurricane or tornado, I learned to hone my “prediction capabilities” based on signs from Mother Nature, pertinent factors like cloud & ash in atmosphere from volcanoes, etc., not to mention my vary active osteoarthritis.
With a “tip of the hat” to the Farmer’s Almanac, my crystal ball is broken this year because of all the “strange” weather patterns generated by an atypical year for the jet stream. In short, whatever it is going to be, we’ll surely get it.