To liberals (and most politicians), facts are completely meaningless and irrelevant. They care only about acquiring as much money and power for themselves as possible. This they call the greater good, and the ends always justify the means.
They can say things like what John Kerry said at some stupid “environmentally friendly” technology conference down in Mexico:
“Thirty-four degrees centigrade [Celsius] in Vietnam today, in May. Twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-two, thirty-three in places all around Europe. Unprecedented. Breaks every record that’s ever been seen. What we are seeing around the world is what scientists have predicted. They’re not telling us that we may see global climate change. We are seeing it, and we’re seeing the impacts now.”
Never mind the fact that those temps haven’t “broken every record that’s ever been seen.” CNS News pointed out how those temperatures may have been high, but they certainly didn’t break every record:
Wednesday was a hot day in Vietnam, with temperatures rising at their highest to 36 degrees Celsius (96.8°F) at Tan Son Nhut international airport in Ho Chi Minh City. But according to Vietnam’s foreign ministry, the highest temperature recorded in May is 39°C (102.2°F) in Ho Chi Minh City, and 42°C (107.6°F) in Hanoi. The Hanoi record was registered in 1926.
The hottest places in Europe in the heat of the day on Wednesday, according to weatheronline.co.uk included parts of Russia, Germany, central Italy and southern Turkey, all in the 29-32°C (84-89°F) range.
The highest temperature ever recorded in European Russia was 44°C (111.2°F) in 2010; in Germany was 40.2°C (104.4°F) in 1983 and 2003; in Italy was 48.5°C (119.3°F) in 1999; and in Turkey was 48.8°C (119.8°F) in 1993.
And so what if there were records set? Why is it that he’s allowed to bring up the local weather as “evidence” of global warming, but when the polar vortex hit the South (as well as the rest of the States) earlier this year, no one was allowed to try to use that as any kind of counterevidence at all, because after all, it was just the “local weather.” This is obviously a case of special pleading.