Climate skeptic Marc Morano tore into the argument made by environmentalists and climate scientists that the recent spell of cold weather hitting the U.S. is further proof of man-made global warming.
“Basically, global warming causes less snow, except when global warming causes more snow,” Morano told Fox News host Neil Cavuto. “And it causes less cold, except when it causes more cold.”
“Every heatwave is proof of global warming, but now we have record cold, record snow, the east coast may see one of the snowiest decades now since the 1960s — exceeding the 1960s,” Morano said. “And the new theory is: bundle up, it’s global warming.”
The recent bout of cold weather hammering broad swaths of the U.S. has made headlines as climate scientists debate over whether or not the “polar vortex” is the product of global warming. Environmentalists and some climate scientists have argued that the cold weather is in fact caused by rising global temperatures.
Even the White House waded into the debate — top Obama science adviser John Holdren said that while no one weather event proves or disproves global warming, the U.S. can expect more of this kind of weather in a warming world.
“If you’ve been hearing that extreme cold spells like the one we’re having in the United States now disprove global warming, don’t believe it,” Holdren said. “The fact is that no single weather episode can either prove or disprove global climate change.”
“But the record cold proves one thing, that the global warming activists and scientists are willing to basically say that any weather event is now consistent with global warming,” Morano told Cavuto.
“They keep trying to say the Earth is heating up when it’s not. Every high school kid has not experienced global warming. All elementary school kids have experienced a slight global cooling in their lifetime,” Morano continued.
“That’s how bad it’s become so of course they’re gonna switch,” Morano added. “They’ve gone beyond cold weather as proof of global warming, they’re now saying increase in crime, rape statistics … prostitution. They’re trying to throw everything in the mix, saying that if they get worse that’s because of global warming. And there’s actually academics doing real studies on this stuff. This has ceased to become a science, there’s no way to falsify their claims anymore.”
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