Alarmists Blame BOTH Snowfall Increases AND Decreases on Climate Change

‘It seems these erratic patterns will continue in the coming years with increase in global warming…’

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(Michael Barnes, Liberty Headlines) Climate change alarmists are decrying the record amount of snowfall in the Himalayan Mountains as yet another example of man-made global warming.

Aside from the paradox of warming temperatures causing increased snowfall on the world’s highest mountains, the same experts said the opposite last year when climate change was blamed for a lack of snowfall.

In 2018, the scholarly journal Current Science published a study claiming that while total precipitation in the Himalayas was on the rise, snowfall specifically was declining — and that meant big trouble.

Researchers predicted frightening negative impacts, like melting glaciers and the “frequency of hazards such as avalanches and landslides…expected to increase during late winter.”

Due to an estimated maximum increase of 0.65 degrees Celsius over the past 25 years, snow has become rain, they said. And that’s not only melting snow and ice on the ground, but warming air temperatures, causing seal level rise and impacting storm patterns, the study said.

Fast-forward to 2019, and a different story has emerged.

The Himalayas are now experiencing unprecedented snowfall and prolonged winters, which researchers also blame on global warming.

After compiling reasons for the lack of snow, the region is now expected to receive plenty of snow for years to come, according to the National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development.

“The erratic patterns of western disturbances, that cause rain and snowfall in winter months in the northern part of the globe, have become so due to the changing patterns of weather caused by global warming,” a scientist for the Institute told the Press Trust of India.

“It seems these erratic patterns will continue in the coming years with increase in global warming,” he added.

Charles Krauthammer, the late Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Fox News contributor, said such climate change scenarios were more akin to “superstition” than science.

“You always see, no matter what happens, whether it’s a flood or drought, whether it’s warming or cooling, it’s always the result…of the human sin of pollution and carbon,” said Krauthammer.

“It’s the oldest superstition around,” he said. “It was true in the Old Testament, it’s in the rain dances of Native Americans, if you sin the skies will not cooperate.”