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“Where’s the Global Warming?” thought Buffalonian; then they looked at a map

November 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment

The continental United States has been slammed byHistoric Lake Effect Snowstorm in Buffalo, New York Area cold temperatures and it is difficult to escape images of Buffalo’s massive snowfall. When there is a big snowstorm, climate science deniers gleefully crow “Where’s Global Warming” and otherwise in a way that resonates with (sadly, too large) a segment of the population and is gleefully played by media outlets looking for shallowly amusing items to spread around.

al gore's houseA la Senator James Inhofe (R-ExxonMobil) dragging out his children to make an igloo on the Mall mocking Al Gore, the science denial community leverages what is going on in backyards and on TV broadcasts to confuse people about reality.

Yes, Buffalo is having a massive, massive snowstorm. (And, I do not envy — sympathize greatly with — those who are trying to deal with its impacts — from shoveling massive amounts of snow, to worrying about whether your home will cave in, to …) For too many, that (beautiful) white stuff somehow is a disproving item when it comes to climate change science. To try to explain that, in fact, the snow is related to climate change opens the door for ill-educated mockery. Yet, it is …

And, well, there are times when Twitter catches it all.

‘Nuff said?

NOTE: Excellent discussion re Climate Change & Lake Effect Snow. Highly recommended.

The Twitter Where’s the global warming feed is interesting — mixing actual science with standard denialist tripe. For example,

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and …

To be clear, there are rational and knowledgable people speaking up as well.

For example,

And, another one of my favorites …

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Tags: catastrophic climate change · climate change · climate delayers · climate zombies · Global Warming · global warming deniers

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