Thursday, February 11, 2010

Snow in DC means Climate Change is a farce

At least according to that respected scientist Sean Hannity, because, you know, when it snows in FEBRUARY, it must mean that the planet isn't actually getting warmer.

Never mind that that the recent blizzard in DC broke all sorts of records. Don't take my word for it. Believe the National Weather Service. You know, the folks who keep the records. And don't be concerned that while the greater DC metro area is seeing snowfall totals of up to 23 inches in places, Vancouver, you know that place where the Winter Olympics is about to take place, has had the warmest January on record. Vancouver is finally getting some snow but if the temperatures rise again, organizers will have to scramble.

Don't believe me? How about no less than Bill Nye the Science Guy?

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I admit I was thrown by the full court basketball hail Mary bit, but I should not have doubted the Rachel. I love that Bill Nye equates science denial to being unpatriotic. It's about time that someone threw back that gauntlet and used the rhetoric of patriotism against the denialists. Beautiful. Simply beautiful.

These idiots who look at the snow and say, "See! Global Warming can't be true cause it snowed today!" are only revealing their total lack of understanding of basic science. The planet is getting warmer. The climate is going nuts. That's how we get record snowfall in DC, not enough snow in Canada, mudslides from torrential rain in California and drought across Africa. 

Who are you going to believe? Sean Hannity or a group like the  International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) who spend their days studying the climate? I think I'll go with the scientists. You know, those elitists with all those fancy letters after their name and not the college drop-out. But that's just me.

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