Another sign of Global Warming: Snow Flurries Reported Along Daytona Beach Coast

As someone who grew up in Florida, this is pretty amazing. Snow along the ocean coast? This is a third of the way down the coast. The ocean also tends to mitigate temperature changes.

Snow Flurries Reported Along Daytona Beach Coast

POSTED: 7:17 am EST January 3, 2008
UPDATED: 12:28 pm EST January 3, 2008

Elsewhere in the state, temperatures dropped into the 20s in north Florida. The lowest temperature recorded in Florida was 20 in Cross City, about 90 miles southeast of Tallahassee, the National Weather Service said. Snow flurries were reported near the Daytona Beach coastline, the first in Florida since 2006.

For slightly more systematic evidence see this:

University of Oklahoma geophysicist David Deming, a specialist in temperature and heat flow, notes in the Washington Times that "unexpected bitter cold swept the entire Southern Hemisphere in 2007." Johannesburg experienced its first significant snowfall in a quarter-century. Australia had its coldest ever June. New Zealand's vineyards lost much of their 2007 harvest when spring temperatures dropped to record lows.

Closer to home, 44.5 inches of snow fell in New Hampshire last month, breaking the previous record of 43 inches, set in 1876. And the Canadian government is forecasting the coldest winter in 15 years.

Now all of these may be short-lived weather anomalies, mere blips in the path of the global climatic warming that Al Gore and a host of alarmists proclaim the deadliest threat we face. But what if the frigid conditions that have caused so much distress in recent months signal an impending era of global cooling?

Thanks to the DrudgeReport for the Florida link and Gus for the Boston Globe link.

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Anonymous WhatMeWorry? said...

A single data point hardly indicates where temperatures are headed on the planet.

Personally I'm not particularly concerned about Global Warming. I think we run out of fossil fuels first. Case in point. Oil production in Mexico has now peaked and started to decline:


Mexico is the number 3 exporter of crude oil to the U.S. after Canada and the Saudis. The Wall Street Journal recently pointed out that Mexico will likely switch from being an exporter of crude to an importer in 5 or 6 years. Iran will follow shortly there after.

1/03/2008 5:16 PM  
Blogger John Lott said...

It was meant to be funny. Snow in Florida on the coast though is pretty amazing.

1/03/2008 6:03 PM  
Anonymous Keith said...

It would be nice if man made global warming were real, I hate cold weather and don't want to go back to the cold of the mid 70's to mid 80's, let alone the cold of the 19 teens and 1940's!

Whatmeworry, are you and your link confusing resources and reserves? they are not the same thing. Reserves are only proved a few years ahead of production on a rolling basis.

They have precious little relationship to what remains in the ground, and may or may not be economically extractable at some stage in the future.

1/07/2008 5:23 AM  

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