By Tim Stevens
Okay, I’ll be quick here. I have no interest in engaging anyone about the science of global warming, if it is a danger, and/or if we caused it. I have my ideas on this and I am sure you have yours. And for this moment, that’s all well and good. Right now, all I want is a little sanity.
A snow storm is not something to point at and say, “See, global warming is not real.” Most of you damn well know it, too. That is as sensible as someone saying, “See global warming IS real,” during a mid-August heat wave.
Global warming does not mean we no longer have weather or seasons. It does not mean the temperature does not dip below 70 degrees ever (Fahrenheit by the way. Screw you Celsius!). Global warming is a lot more complicated that just “things are hot.”
So believe in global warming or don’t. Think it is our fault or not. For now, I don’t care. But please, please, please, please stop citing cold and snow in December as evidence that it is not real.
(And no, this is not directed to anyone in particular or in reference to any article or TV show in particular. This is just a chestnut that always gets trotted out when things get cold and winter-y and I’ve about reached my tolerance capacity for it.)
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