This is Chicago's main thoroughfare, Lake Shore Drive, which was shut for 12 hours after a series of wrecks. Stranded drivers waited up to 12 hours in blizzard conditions with 70mph wind gusts. Some had to be hospitalized after being rescued.
All of these record-setting storms and low temperatures have apparently strengthened the hand of famed global warming expert Al Gore.
Gore has been joined by many proponents of man-made global warming in now claiming that record cold and snow is either “consistent with” or caused by global warming. The problem for Gore and others who make these claims, is they are on record claiming decreasing snow and cold are caused by global warming.
Oops. That's why the Internets are so awesome!
See: Flashback: Top Democrats Warn Low Snow Levels Prove Global Warming - 'Watch Democrats Jay Inslee, Barbara Boxer, Amy Klobuchar, Robert Byrd and Dianne Feinstein express deep concern and alarm during years when winters were mild and snow was light, contending that global warming was the cause.'
Even more bad news for Al Gore is the fact that his claim that heavy snows being “completely consistent” with “man-made global warming” is being ridiculed by scientists and the claims are at odds with the UN climate panel that Gore shared a 2007 Nobel Prize with... the IPCC in 2007 'told us that winters would be WARMER and LESS extreme' -- UN IPCC 2007: 'More warm and fewer cold nights...fewer frost days...fewer cold outbreaks; fewer, shorter, less intense cold spells/cold extremes in winter'...
...Gore's claim of snow being "consistent" with global warming is also at odds with is Oscar Winning 2006 film “An Inconvenient Truth.” Gore never once warned of record cold and increasing snowfalls as a consequence of man-made global warming in that film. But Gore has hyped the lack of snow as "evidence" for man-made global warming.
I full expect that some day in the very near future, the term Gore will be roughly equivalent to the words Ponzi and Madoff.