An MSNBC host has had it with conservatives mocking global-warming alarmists every time it gets unseasonably cold or a snowstorm hits.
With a huge winter storm bearing down on the Northeast Thursday night, Chris Hayes griped about what he called the “strange, bizarre underworld of climate trolls” who enjoy pointing out the irony of global warming with each cold spell.
He referred to such skeptics as people “who delight being on the wrong side of history,” according to the Washington Examiner.
“Of course, no one ever said that climate change meant it wouldn’t ever be cold,” Hayes squawked.
Most people recognize the difference between weather and climate, but tweaking the nose of global-warming fanatics during cold snaps is still great fun. And Hayes admitted that conservative commentator Matt Drudge has become adept at this particular brand of ridicule.
“I mean, Drudge has been incredibly powerful, I think, in this,” Hayes grumbled. “Drudge has a thing about climate hoaxism, and he has been leading the charge.”
But even Hayes has to admit that this has been a particularly brutal couple of weeks to sell any idea of global warming. Just about every part of the country — with the exception of Florida — was hard hit with winter storms throughout the holidays.
But the real lollapalooza came when a Russian icebreaker carrying global-warming scientists became stranded in thick, heavy ice off Antarctica — in the middle of the Southern Hemisphere’s summer.
“The right wing had a field day, pointing and laughing at the global-warming believers, who — just to be clear — are only a group of scientists risking their lives for no monetary gain and little glory in order to help save the planet,” Hayes groused.
Global-warming skeptics don’t rely solely on weather-related events to make their case. They’ve also repeatedly noted that the Earth’s temperature hasn’t risen in over a decade, and satellite imagery has shown that the polar ice cap has actually grown by an astounding 29 percent in the last 12 months.
Some people — like Hayes — just can’t admit they could be wrong. But in the meantime, baby it’s cold outside.
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