How to ‘shut down climate trolls’ [skeptics]: Sarcasm and ridicule!

How to ‘shut down climate trolls’ [skeptics]: Sarcasm and ridicule!
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The Southern U.S. has been paralyzed by a historic ice storm, and the Northeast is well on its way to another foot-plus of snow. If all that wasn’t bad enough, the climate trolls are coming out.

This time, top honors goes to the Federalist, which can’t get over the irony of Senate Democrats scheduling a hearing on global warming right as a blizzard is expected to hit D.C. In fact, there’s good reason to believe that global climate change is linked to extreme weather like this, but arguing that is an advanced move. Demonstrating that cold and snowy weather in no way disproves global warming? Anyone can do that. …

The zingers

– SkepticalScience, a reliable font of detailed information, also breaks it down into this one-sentence explanation:

“A local cold day has nothing to do with the long-term trend of increasing global temperatures.” …

Chris Hayes, an ironic sparkle in his eyes, asks climate scientist Michael Mann how it’s possible for snow and global warming to be happening at the same time. His reply: “Well, we climate scientists actually have a technical term for this phenomenon. It’s called winter” (you can file that one away with the other zingers)…

Peter Sinclair of ClimateCrocks delves deeper into the science with this 2009 video response to that infallible argument: ”I looked outside, and it was snowing, therefore, there is no climate change”…

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