December 21, 2009

Northeast snow storm blamed on ... wait for it -- global warming!!

Really. It's to the point that these people should be mocked incessantly:

Climate Progress's Joe Romm says this weekend's blizzard that rocked the Eastern seaboard was caused by global warming.

"As for the East Coast storm, my home in DC did get 18 inches of snow — although if this had been a true blizzard, I doubt my flight from Copenhagen on Saturday would have been allowed to land in Dulles airport and I wouldn’t of been able to get home 12 hours after I left Denmark. [...]

If having snow around the holidays on the East Coast were strange, I doubt the song “White Christmas” would have been written.

So it is inane for anyone in the media to cite this massive DC snowstorm as somehow counterintuitive or ironic against the backdrop of Obama’s Copenhagen deal.

In fact, this record-breaking snowstorm is pretty much precisely what climate science predicts." (Source.)

How do 'ya like that? First Romm downplays the significance of the storm ("I wouldn’t of been able to get home 12 hours after I left Denmark ...") then right after says the storm was "massive" and more importantly "record-breaking!" So WTF is it, prof?? It's just like Newsbusters' Noel Sheppard points out:

Global warming is responsible for:

• Excessive heat
• Excessive cold
• Droughts
• Floods
• Warm winters
• Cold winters
• Hot summers
• Cold summers
• Autumns with great foliage colors
• Autumns lacking foliage colors
• Lack of snow
• Abundance of snow

It's precisely like this idiot Romm's "I couldn't have made it back from Denmark in 12 hours if this 'massive' and 'record-breaking' snow storm was really all that bad!!" Self-contradictory!

By the way, Romm also thought GW was responsible for the 2007 Minnesota bridge collapse.

Posted by Hube at December 21, 2009 04:31 PM | TrackBack

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Yeah -- I was over at LGOMB and one of the commenters told me that global warming was why there was the moisture in the atmosphere so that it could snow.

My response was that there was moisture in the atmosphere now for the same reason there was during the ice ages.

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at December 22, 2009 06:43 AM

you forgot a couple of things on your caused by global warming list:

Halitosis
Athletes Foot
ADD-ADHD
Erections lasting more than 4 hours
Male Patern Baldness
Lower SAT scores
Grade inflation
Actual Milage may vary

Posted by: anonni at December 22, 2009 04:38 PM