Marc Morano, publisher of Climate Depot, said McKibben’s explanation does not pass the smell test.
“Something does not add up,” Morano wrote to TheDC. “Perhaps they thought the ice would not melt enough and cause embarrassment similar to what happened to ABC News when they tried to fry an egg on sidewalk. McKibben’s explanation makes no sense. Maybe they realized that a heatwave is just a heatwave after all.”
According to 350.org, the melting rate of ice sculptures did not factor into its decision to cancel Saturday’s planned protest.
“We are not experts in the physical properties of water but are confident that ice melts quickly when it’s 106!” Kessler wrote in an email to TheDC. Friday, he said, marked the ninth straight day of temperatures above 95 degrees in Washington, D.C.
Nevertheless, the latest no-go is more evidence for Inhofe and others that global warming advocates are losing ground.
“Bottom line: the American public has rejected global warming alarmism and these groups will only become more desperate as they seek to gain attention,” the senator said. “But the more they try, the more they will lose relevance.”
350.org said it will donate the money it raised to heat and drought relief organizations. Donors can also request refunds if they choose.