Tip O' the Hat to Left Coast Rebel at his eponymous, and well written, blog for this week's debunking of the big lie that is Global Warming.
Return of the Heatnicks: It’s summer, time to start paying attention to isolated weather events
It's really hot in Moscow right now. How hot?
Moscow region has seen abnormally hot weather and drought for over a month with two temperature records broken in June and ten records broken in July. Heat has caused peat bogs fires nearby Moscow creating toxic smog throughout the capital. The smog pushed pollution levels to new 2010 highs on Saturday threatening people's health.
So naturally, it's time for the heatnicks to renew their tin-foil hat sightings of Loch Ness Global Oven aka Global Warming. The Times opened the door last week in a piece called "Will Russia's Heat Wave End its Global Warming Doubts?" There are some truly brilliant quotes from the left like:
Vladimir Chuprov, director of the Greenpeace energy department in Moscow said:
"if you look at what is happening with this heat wave, it's horrible. It's clearly enough to shake people out of their delusions about global warming."
It is interesting to watch how far the left has come in mere months. When the Northern Hemisphere's thermometers were frozen at record lows, the bastions of leftism, aka the NY Times proclaimed:
"Climate scientists say that no individual episode of severe weather can be attributed to global climate trends."
The proclamation was just in time for Moscow to see record snow in February.
How Moses-like of the Times to declare "thou shalt not declare individual weather events related to global warming?" Still, proof that even the liberals aren't reading their daily, government proscribed, bible of the state, abounds. The useful idiots and political hacks at the reaction proved that they aren't well read in the literature of the liberal media gods. As a result, they are needlessly seething with righteous, climate anger.
Still, the clown car brigade refuses to face up to reality. Seven hundred people dying of heat daily. An iceberg four times the size of Manhattan island breaks off from Greenland's main glacier after sliding down a few hundred yards of meltwater, but hey, global warming is just a myth. Or it can't be responsible for this destruction.
Clearly, there is much pent up anger from last winter when the world was so hot it was cold.
Now that we are back to "it's so hot that it is hot," I must concede to the wisdom of science. For, the answer is yes, there is a major global climate event that is wreaking havoc across the globe, but you can put your global warming pitch forks away my comrades. The beast responsible for Moscow's misery is a Spanish one; La Nina, which is Spanish for "The Nina."
Discussion at memeorandum
Updated: Leslie Eastman at the Temple of Mut has some great material up on California's upcoming Cap and Trade legislation and great advice for activists engaging in debate against the global warming scaremonger cabal. Read it here.