NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — While global temperatures are warming, new research suggests winters may be getting colder in the Northeast.

New Jersey state climatologist Dr. Dave Robinson told CBS2’s Vanessa Murdock that Arctic sea ice is lower than he ever thought he’d see in his lifetime.

“There are profound changes happening in the Arctic,” he said.

Research released in “Nature Climate Change” suggests there is a link between the disappearance of Arctic ice and a shift in the position of the dreaded polar vortex, which is an area of low pressure known to be near the north pole. However, it seems to be moving closer to Eurasia.

The move favors cold air outbreaks in the Tri-State Area, especially during late winter and early spring.

“There are areas in the mid-Atlantic that will get colder, at least in the years ahead, because of the warming pattern that’s changing the ice coverage in the Arctic,” Robinson said.

Some New Yorkers were not happy to hear the news.

“Kill me now. I can’t take it,” one said.

“Not good, not good. Who wants to be cold?” Roger Dellimore, of Brownsville, Brooklyn, said.

Others said it comes with the territory.

“It’s not going to stop a New Yorker,” Sandee Haber, of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, said.

The changes may just mean more layers to brave more brushes with bone-chilling Arctic air.

Comments (67)
  1. Bill Fold says:

    Quote from noted “climatologist” Judah Cohen:
    “Winter has been the most resilient season to climate change, which is the exact opposite of our expectations.”
    Ergo, “climatologists” are just guessing and can predict nothing with certainty. Ignore them.

  2. Get Ready! Obama with his double PhD’s in Climatology and Atmospheric Planetary changes
    will Blame this on White American’s.

    1. Bill Fold says:

      BO is definitely an expert on planets, since he found ours to land on.

      1. DW Tampa says:

        Rumor is his mom came from Uranus while his dad was born on Poopiter

  3. winters getting colder? not so, last two winters were much warmer in Wichita.

  4. John Xonk says:

    Don’t tell me Obama, Gore and Hillary have been lying too me and spending Trillions on Global Warming Policies! I just can’t believe it!

  5. jasonn13 says:

    Pull up your pant legs because it’s too late to save your shoes.

  6. Can they be more ambiguous? May be a Godzilla attack! May be an earth polar shift…Maybe!
    ~ smirk~

  7. Global Warming means more food for the Earth’s population. Bring it on!

  8. Winter is coming! (guy must be a Game of Thrones fan)

  9. Churyl Minne says:

    Just remember, climatologists are to real scientists what astrologers are to astrophysicists.

    1. You are so correct. This science of ignorance will one day be relegated to the status of the sciences of alchemy, astrology, dowsing sciences, phrenology, eugenics and palmistry.

      We needed government education to produce a citizen ignorant enough to swallow the bs of climatology.

      Climatology is not unlike astrology in that it is completely non-predictive and can not modify any outcomes. i.e. it is completely useless except as a controlling mythology for the religion of statism.

  10. Dan Raidt says:

    Here we go again the Ice age scare of 1976-77 Deja Vu all over again.

  11. And Leon’s getting larrrrrrgerrrrr……

  12. Robert Grise says:

    Don’t you people know anything? Warming equals cooling. More droughts and more floods too. Expect windier and less windier weather too…and it is all your fault!! Now send your money to Washington DC before it is too late!

    1. The fairy tale about the Emperor’s New Clothes makes more sense with each passing day.

  13. global temperatures are warming? Only in the mind of the leftwing scammers. no proof of it at all.

    1. The Manns and the Hansens need to keep that Federal Grant Money pouring in. Otherwise, they lose their jobs.

  14. Harry Buskin says:

    In other news, it is reported that the rain delay of the World Series Game 7 was caused by global warming. You guys should compare notes.

  15. Bundle Up: Winters May Be Getting Colder In The Northeast…….

    LOL the above , wow as on Nov 3 2016 in NE Pa it’s 61 degrees….last year 2015 was warm in the 50’s on turkey day, first snow in Jan 18, and not much after that…..

  16. Robb Cochran says:

    Arctic sea ice at new low? LOL, They fail to tell you that Antarctic sea ice is at an all time high but we’re expected to believe whether it gets warmer or gets colder it’s all due to “global warming”.

    1. Rick Hess says:

      Of course Arctic sea ice is low, summer melting is ending. By the beginning of summer next year Arctic sea ice may be near a record high. Summer melting, winter freezing, damn they think we are gullible.

      1. Roger Dane says:

        Yes! They do believe we are gullible… they believe we are downright dumb. But we’ve voted people into offices that support the money mongering liars of “AGW” and so they have proof of ‘some’ of us being “useful idiots.” Sad… seems like the voters will put another Global Warming supporter into the White House… she and her husband again. SAD

    2. You’d better believe it, if you know what’s good for you.

  17. Churyl Minne says:

    Comments from this weather guru are so typical of this generation…. this or that is the absolute WORST that I have even seen. Heard that one each NE storm or each hurricane that hits the coast too. It’s the end of days people, trust me, I’m a climatologist.

  18. nothing cools like warming…#thermodyMAGIC

  19. Mark Meyer says:

    The imbecilic religion of “global warming”, in other words, “global taxation scheme”, is finally dying. Up next…”mini ice age”.

  20. Neuro Mancer says:

    I voted for global cooling before I voted for global warming.

  21. Bob Justa says:

    I’m glad to see that the people on here aren’t falling for this scam. There is hope for the world.

  22. hammerstamp says:

    Good news, glowbull warming is over. Fire up the coal burner.

  23. Jeff Tate says:

    “Conditions were so toasty during two of the warm periods, between 400,000 and 1.1 million years ago, that scientists believe the Greenland ice sheet may have disappeared entirely.

    Increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have driven recent warming of the Earth’s climate. And wobbles in the planet’s rotation probably kick-started the end of the last ice age, about 19,000 years ago, by bringing Earth closer to the heat of the sun.”

  24. So if we have a warm winter its confirms the CAGW theory and if we have a cold winter it also confirms the theory..anyone else smell something fishy?

  25. Dan Defoe says:

    From the global warming doomer dictionary:
    hot = global warming
    cold = global warming
    rain = global warming
    drought = global warming
    earthquake = global warming
    Trump winning = global warming

    1. Rick Hess says:

      Hillary winning: Hell freezes over, proof of global cooling.

  26. Joe Stearne says:

    Here all along I was expecting beachfront property……….oh heck

  27. Joe Stearne says:

    Here all along I was expecting beachfront property at my home………..damnnnnnn

  28. Ron Gallat says:

    Here comes the ice age! Long live global warming! It’s all man-made climate change run amok! Or… it could just be relatively mild fluctuations that are minor compared to the changes that have been occurring for the past few million years…

  29. And once again we see why trust in the news media is dropping faster than my bank account after Obamacare. Not only will the Winter be colder but the summers have not been hotter down here in the South since 2010 when my son went into the AF. How do I know this? Every year we have an event at the same time and the temps have not been as hot as there were that year. They have failed to repeat it the last 6 years. So tell me again about this so called Global Warming, I mean Climate Change, I mean whatever the latest thing you are referring to it as.

  30. John Sorger says:

    Anthropogenic global warming is a psuedoscientific mythology. Mankind has no effect on climate. Climate variation is driven by solar variation. If you don’t like climate change feel free to complain to the sun.

  31. Jose A Lopez says:

    Brrrrrrrr, global warming makes me cold.

  32. What one can predict is more BS from the Global warming, uh, climate change talking heads

  33. Perhaps winters are getting colder because we have worked so hard to reduce greenhouse gasses…Now we no longer have enough greenhouse gasses to keep us warm in the winter…To solve this problem, we must all drive our cars more, and use our backyard grills more, etc.
    And most important of all, we must ignore idiots like Al Gore, and Obama, and the U.N…

  34. Tim McGee says:

    When its warmer its global warming…when its cooler its global warming…

    Can someone tell us who decided what the most PERFECT temperature earth should be?
    How did they come to this conclusion?

    Have you done the math on how much energy it would take to intentionally raise the temperatures of earth’s atmosphere 1 degree F? Its immense…somewhere around every person on earth having 10,000 – 1500 watt space heaters running on high for a year..then assuming that NO heat is leaking to upper atmosphere and space(frigid temps) it ALMOST reaches 1 degree F increase. Anyone you know have that many space heaters? Consuming that much energy? Don’t forget this is EVERY PERSON ON EARTH…so the largest population bases are hardly contributing to the heat at all…meaning every citizen in the US would need 10-20x the 10,000 per person…so perhaps 100,000 space heaters per person in the US. Do you see how ridiculous this notion is?

    And that does NOT count the ENORMOUS heat sinks on 75% of the earth we have in the oceans. Our ocean has an ENORMOUS capacity to absorb and dissipate heat in its frigid depths.

    Weather and climate change aren’t REALLY the same thing yet you have a cold winter and BOOM it’s climate change. Unseasonably warm fall? More climate change. When will the hoax run out of steam?

    Something else to consider… the climate folks are a spin off of the overpopulation folks from decades ago. Their THEORY is that earth just can’t handle the load we put on her(sorry momma earth)…. But what is the reality? Did you know that if we threw a party and invited EVERY HUMAN ON EARTH the whole thing could be held in….Rhode Island? Yup tiny RI could provide 5 square feet of dance floor for the entire population of earth. Have you looked at a map lately? Do you recall how TINY RI is compared to the land mass of earth? Bottom line is both these groups(warmers and overpopulation) are nuts, know they are nuts but just don’t care if what they share is a lie. It fits their religious agenda which tries to convince us of a self aggrandizing view that we are somehow more important than the smallest of ant’s at an gigantic picnic.

  35. Jerry Walton says:

    Darn that global warming.

  36. Climate Change / Global Warming = Elite Snake Oil Scheme

  37. I love snow. Can’t wait for real winters again. LETS GO SKIING !

  38. Pete Dosado says:

    Because of Global Warming, it will get colder! Makes sense to me! Does it make sense to you? No? What are you a GW denier? You should be ashamed of yourself!

  39. Global temperatures are “warming” because NASA and NOAA are “adjusting” the numbers.

  40. Teddy Novak says:

    Global warming (aka climate change) is the religion of the stupid. Sheep, lemmings, and Leftists are easily manipulated.

  41. John Wilde says:

    Economic Systems: The alarmists keep telling us their concern about global warming is all about man’s stewardship of the environment. But we know that’s not true. A United Nations official has now confirmed this.
    At a news conference Feb 10 2015 in Brussels, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism.
    “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution,” she said.
    Referring to a new international treaty environmentalists hope will be adopted at the Paris climate change conference later this year, she added: “This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model for the first time in human history.”
    The only economic model in the last 150 years that has ever worked at all is capitalism. The evidence is prima facie: From a feudal order that lasted a thousand years, produced zero growth and kept workdays long and lifespans short, the countries that have embraced free-market capitalism have enjoyed a system in which output has increased 70-fold, work days have been halved and lifespans doubled.
    Figueres is perhaps the perfect person for the job of transforming “the economic development model” because she’s really never seen it work. “If you look at Ms. Figueres’ Wikipedia page,” notes Cato economist Dan Mitchell: Making the world look at their right hand while they choke developed economies with their left.

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  42. tim maguire says:

    He never thought he’d see ice so low? Bull. Sea ice levels are much higher than predicted by alarmists. Further, they were much lower in the 50’s than today.

  43. krell51 says:

    After seeing these comments I am relieved to see there is STLL common sense in the world, all is not lost to ELI, enlightened liberal ignorance,

  44. Roger Smith says:

    The worn-out canard that 97% of climate scientists agree agw is a fact, IS A LIE.
    60% of climate scientists refuse to take a position at all regarding agw.

  45. Mike Hughes says:

    Solar Climate Adjustment Mania is a SCAM to shift your money to Government’s coffers, a tax on gullibility. Wise up! The Plymouth Rock, used in 1620 is still high and dry after 400 years, the docks are standing in London and Oslo, after hundreds of years.Where has the sea risen? The seas rise in charts predicting the future.

  46. Mark Rubin says:

    Arctic sea ice hasn’t disappeared. It is running below a average extent only measured by satellite since 1979. Further, while it is running below normal in winter months, it is not running below normal in summer months. And lastly, the cause for fluctuations is arctic sea ice extent has nothing to due with atmospheric temperatures. It is the result of period, cyclical changes in average ocean temperatures, cycles that run decades long and oscillate between warm and cold phases. These ocean temperature cycles have been around for eons impacting climate long before the use of fossil fuels and SUVs.

  47. I remember several years ago, my nephew who was 8 at the time, was visiting us. He very matter of factly told me one day that the east coast would be under water and the world would be too hot to live in. I was shocked and I told him that wasn’t true and he was fine and the world was not ending. His mother however apparently raised him to believe this. Now he’s an adult, a college drop out, a drug addict, and a heartbreak to his family. And of course the world did not end like Al Gore told us it would. I can’t help but wonder, if he wasn’t raised with that nihilistic lie, Al Gore’s self serving scam, maybe he would have believed that he had a future, that the world had a future.

  48. It had to happen.

    Global cooling caused by global warming.


    And these guys expect to be taken seriously?

  49. As a child we learned in elementary school science that the Earth wobbles in it’s orbit around the sun. Therefore it’s very logical that our climate patterns change due to the wobble. These idiots who want to associate man-made climate change are simply trying to make a buck off of the fear.

  50. global warming causes global temperatures to drop the sure stupidity of the American sheeple knows no depths

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