As Chris Graham and probably millions of others were shoveling global warming out of their Southern driveways, the media predictably were quick to dismantle any arguments against global warming on the basis of the frozen weather. They knew that many of their viewers’ faith in global warming would be shaken when they noticed things a bit cooler than usual.
Everybody knows that it’s freezing in the South (and all over the U.S.), because of global warming. Likewise, if it gets hot this summer, that will also be the result of global warming. If it rains, that’s because of global warming. If nothing happens, that’s because of global warming. They’ve got their explanations lined up for every possible iteration of weather patterns so that manmade global warming is always the reason.
Newsbusters recounted a recent CBS News episode that of course blamed global warming for the cold weather:
As a snow storm bore down on the east coast on Thursday, CBS This Morning sought to lay blame on global warming, with the headline on screen fretting: “Extreme Weather; Are These Kinds of Storms, Droughts Unprecedented?” Co-host Charlie Rose turned New York City College physics professor Michio Kaku and wondered: “What’s causing all this?”
Kaku proclaimed: “Well, the wacky weather could get even wackier. What we’re seeing is that the jet stream and the polar vortex are becoming unstable. Instability of historic proportions. We think it’s because of the gradual heating up of the North Pole. The North Pole is melting.” Rose interjected: “Global warming.”
Kaku continued: “That excess heat generated by all this warm water is destabilizing this gigantic bucket of cold air….So that’s the irony, that heating could cause gigantic storms of historic proportions.”
Recently in an interview between the Birmingham FOX affiliate and a professor of geography at the University of Alabama, the professor made sure that people didn’t try to jump to any conclusions when they saw the unprecedented cold winter weather:
“People need to remember that weather and climate are different things, and that you can never take one weather event and ascribe that to global change. For instance, at the same time that we’re experiencing really cold weather, it’s extremely warm in Australia. And so, you can’t take one event and say that that has anything to do with climate change or global warming even.”
But, when they want to “prove” the existence of global warming, they use isolated weather events. They’ll talk about x number of floods that have occurred in the past year, or x number of tornadoes and hurricanes. They’ll talk about droughts in California, forest fires in Colorado.
All these phenomena, which as we know have never ever happened before, all point to global warming. And when we point to the fact that the entire North American continent is covered in ice [hyperbole], they chortle and say, “Well, you can’t point to one, single weather event. Technically, the cold weather you’re referring to is just one event, since you’re only dealing with one continent, so it doesn’t count.”