Tim Blair declares:
Global cooling is now a flight-safety hazard.
The post he links speculates on a cause of the crash of BA flight 38:
But it would appear that the major contributory factor could have been the extreme cold. In other words, global cooling can kill.
Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Al!
After the aircraft crossed the Ural mountain range in Russia it climbed further to 38,000 where the ambient temperature dropped to as low as minus 76Â°C.
But 38,000 feet is in the stratosphere. And while greenhouse gases warm the surface of the Earth, they cool the stratosphere.
In the same post Blair credulously repeats a story from a commenter who claimed he drove across Montana in -80°F weather. The lowest temperature ever recorded in Montana is -70°F.
And while we are here we also have this from Blair
Al Gore has been silent of late, but was recently heard on US radio insanely claiming that the Burmese cyclone was linked to global warming.
In fact, Gore said the opposite: “any individual storm can’t be linked singularly to global warming” but that scientists think that warming will likely produce stronger cyclones. Details here.