A self-proclaimed climate expert has issued a dire warning of an ‘unprecedented climate emergency’ because the Northern Hemisphere’s jet stream crossed the equator, but actual climate scientist Dr. Roy Spencer says the move is not at all unprecedented.
“Our climate system behaviour continues to behave in new and scary ways that we have never anticipated, or seen before,” Paul Beckwith wrote in a piece titled ‘Jet Stream Crosses Equator, Unprecedented?‘.
“Welcome to climate chaos. We must declare a global climate emergency,” he blared.
Spencer, however, saw the event as typical, not unprecedented.
“There is frequently cross-equatorial flow at jet stream altitudes, and that flow can connect up with a subtropical jet stream,” Spencer wrote in a response to Beckwith. “But it has always happened, and always will happen, with or without the help of humans.”
The supposed climate emergency stems from a belief that the northern jet stream crossing into the south will mix the seasons and warm the winter as well as cool the summer.
Dr. Spencer, for comparison, has a Ph.D. in meteorology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has worked as a senior scientist for Climate Studies at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center where he received the ‘Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal’, and later went on to be principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He has also testified before Congress several times regarding global warming.
Another article originally run on robertscribbler.com Tuesday said the Tropics “have served as a mostly impenetrable barrier to upper level winds moving from one Hemisphere to another.” However, since it was published, the article has been edited to remove the impenetrable claim, since climate blogger and veteran meteorologist Anthony Watts, as well as Spencer, called out Robert Scribbler over that.
“I like the ‘impenetrable barrier’ line … as if everything in the atmosphere is somehow fixed and rigid,” Watts responded on his website Thursday.
The Daily Caller News Foundation was able to find the original article containing the original language on blackbarth.com.
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