Anyone else remember just before New Year’s Eve, when President Trump tweeted that parts of the country could use “a little bit of that good old Global Warming”? Twitter went nuts, and journalists, in particular, went out of their way to explain that the cold snap was just weather and certainly didn’t disprove global warming. Here’s CNN’s Chris Cillizza, for one:
Climate change is about the long-term changing of our climate — and increasing unpredictability in it. Not about a cold spell. https://t.co/mbqtOpp0xS
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) December 29, 2017
So it’s just a cold spell, then? Or not?
It’s bitter cold in parts of the US, but climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann explains that’s exactly what we should expect from the climate crisis. https://t.co/6UfJ9Xxpq6
— Al Gore (@algore) January 4, 2018
So it is climate change. Right?
I’m confused. Everyone keeps telling me not to confuse “weather” with climate change. https://t.co/CAsQGTYen4
— Patrick Boegel – 11th of 11, 7th of 7 (@patrickboegel) January 5, 2018
Last week weather, correctly, wasn't climate.
This week…. https://t.co/wIA95APvoM
— Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) January 5, 2018
This is literally EXACTLY how junk science works. Every single event or condition somehow “confirms” your junk theory. Conspiracy theories work the same way. https://t.co/3U5Ypj7Bmn
— Ken Gardner (@KenGardner11) January 5, 2018
Basically anything that happens is exactly what we should expect from global warming, sorry the 'climate crisis' https://t.co/HJDt9DK1JN
— Mike Foster (@AKFSTR) January 5, 2018
Everything and anything is caused by Climate Change. Wet, dry, cold, hot. It's a one-way bet. https://t.co/Zh0UPBiEOM
— Hilton Holloway (@hiltonholloway) January 5, 2018
Exactly. Now, rather than predict things like the Arctic ice melting and the coasts flooding, “scientists” like Al Gore simply say that climate change makes weather events more unpredictable. Then, when the predictions are completely wrong, they can claim it just proves the volatility of climate change.
You should make a movie contradicting your previous movie! https://t.co/hCut34tfBZ
— The Honorable NNP (@NameNotPublic) January 5, 2018
Mike Mann, the guy behind the proven to be fake hockey stick graph? That Mike Mann? https://t.co/oMZTUHPAbs
— Low IQ w/Fragile Ego (@TinPotDickTator) January 4, 2018
Liar quotes another liar in failed attempt to explain frigid weather they failed to predict. https://t.co/OdgXqsOms9
— Patrick McBride (@antonzilwicky54) January 5, 2018
Ready and willing to pimp ANY winter occurrences: 2012 vs. 2018: pic.twitter.com/THYza4OhKn
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) January 5, 2018
— Deplorable Ginger (@Reagan_Girl) January 5, 2018