Joe Romm, one of the chief alarmists of Al Gore's global warming contingent was a guest on Neil Cavuto's show on Fox News the other night when the temperature outside the New York studio was in the low 20s and most of the nation was in the deep freezer.
According to AccuWeather.com, nearly the entire eastern half of the United States is enduring bitterly cold temperatures not experienced since 1985. Even Florida, which has been hovering around freezing levels overnight recently, is feeling the almost-nationwide chill.
"It'll be like the great winters of the '60s and '70s," said AccuWeather.com chief meteorologist and expert long range forecaster Joe Bastardi.
Romm, whose Climate Progress blames this weekend's blizzard that rocked the eastern seaboard on global warming, insists to the skeptical Cavuto that the bone-chilling cold gripping most of the nation was due to climate change, the new name for global warming.
As Noel Sheppard of Newsbusters says, "That's right, folks. You can add winter storms to the never-ending list of things Nobel Laureate Al Gore's bogeyman is now responsible for."
He adds, "This isn't at all surprising, for Romm blamed the 2007 Minnesota bridge collapse on global warming."
As I've written, I wish we'd had global warming around when I was in school — I could have blamed all those bad report cards on global warming and cursed evil mankind for heating up the planet.
It's amazing how the Goreites manage to convince themselves that no matter what happens with the climate it is always due to global warming. If it's bone chilling cold it's obviously due to the overheating of the planet.
Anyone with an understanding of climate history from the remote past knows that many of the developments that preceded past ice ages mimicked many of those we are seeing today — increases in violent weather, widespread deforestation by fire, increased volcanic activity — and all are warning signs that an ice age, little or great, is in the cards.
They also know that, as John D. Hamaker wrote in his 1982 book "The Survival of Civilization," all past ice ages were ushered in by an increase in atmospheric levels of CO2, the likes of which Mr. Romm warns is a sign of dangerous global warming.
History shows that the planet has undergone ice ages on a regular schedule, 90 thousand years of glaciation followed by an inter-galacial period of 10 to 12 thousand years. The last ice age ended about 10 thousand years ago. Clearly, we are due for a new one any day now.
There are big bucks to be made in the global warming scam — government and privately funded grants available for touting the alleged heating of Mother Earth. Attacking the hoax doesn't pay well.
So you end up with the politicization of climate science spurred on by the search for grant money and the kind of scandal now known as climategate.
It's amazing how easy it has been to put science on the block. The motto among many alleged climate experts nowadays seems to be, "Whose bread I eat, his song I sing."
Phil Brennan writes for Newsmax.Com. He is editor and publisher of Wednesday on the Web (http://www.pvbr.com) and was Washington columnist (Cato) for National Review magazine in the 1960s. He is a Trustee of the Lincoln Heritage Institute and a member of the Association For Intelligence Officers. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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