HOT BLAST: Our snowy, icy winter seen through the eyes of climate change deniers
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Road crews in Atlanta this week. (AP
Road crews in Atlanta this week. (AP
Raise your hand if you've tired of the winter weather. Now, raise your hand if you think a few weeks of Southern snow and ice storms mean climate change is a hoax.

It's not, of course. Scientists the world over have proven that the earth's temperature is increasing and weather patterns are being affected. But enough of that.

At The Daily Beast earlier this week, editors there compiled a Twitter-iffic list of critics who say that a harsh winter means global warming isn't real. Blah, blah, blah, they say.

But, importantly, the Daily Beast wrote this: "The 'If global warming is real, then why is it cold out?' line of argument has been around since the early days of the climate change debate, but the positively Hoth-esque temperatures have increased the volume of those hoping to undercut the 'inconvenient truth' of anthropogenic global warming. So, does the recent spate of cold snaps prove Al Gore a filthy, PowerPoint-loving, Oscar-winning liar? ...

"Most obviously, climate is different than weather—that’s why the Midwest and Northeast have faced three snowstorms in the past two weeks while the drought in California has been so severe that water deliveries from reservoirs to the Central Valley have been cut to zero. Climate trends are exactly that: trends. One swallow doesn’t make a summer, and one blisteringly cold month doesn’t prove 97 percent of climate scientists wrong."

-- Phillip Tutor
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