Michael E. Mann, climate scientist and author of “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines,” must be tired of hearing that the uncharacteristic weather that surprised much of the nation this holiday season wasn’t definitive proof of climate change but rather an effect of El Niño.
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders might have been in a panic because “nobody can recall a Christmas Eve where the temperature was 65 degrees,” but Mann has a scientific explanation that handily fits inside a tweet.
No–record warmth isn't just "El Nino". It's RECORD STRENGTH El Nino + human-caused climate change = dramatically more likely heat extremes.
— Michael E. Mann (@MichaelEMann) December 28, 2015
Now if someone tries to tell you El Niño is the cause of recent weather systems, you’ll know that it’s El Niño combined with human-caused climate change to blame.
— David Ferguson (@ientre9y11) December 29, 2015
“Joint” Nobel laureate and serial blocker.
— Michael Liebreich (@MLiebreich) December 28, 2015
— KipWringer (@kylei7449) December 29, 2015
— TinPot~#NeverTrump (@TinPotDickTator) December 29, 2015
— Climate News (@ClimateNewsCA) December 29, 2015
— Derek Sorensen (@th3Derek) December 29, 2015
— Bill (@indignantgoat) December 28, 2015
@MichaelEMann please check nasa data on climate change before being a misinformed individual. Also, research the carbon cycle. Then tweet
— Mattyboy (@Matt82957794) December 28, 2015
— unclecoco (@drinking_coco) December 28, 2015
— Willow Whiskey [SMW] (@SMW22792) December 29, 2015
Especially when it’s nice warm golfing weather and your airplane is named Air Force One.