The recent deadly tornadoes have killed hundreds of people. Our hearts go out to all who have lost their loved ones. It will take a long time for things to get back to normal for the affected areas and the good people of America are already lining up to help. These are times that bring out the best in us.
Unfortunately, these are also the kinds of events that bring out the worst in some. As the storms were still raging, global warming fanatics were out there linking the storms to their theory. To the members of the Global Warming (or is it Climate Change now?) cult, any severe weather is a confirmation of their dogma. ThinkProgress (shocker) put this
“Given that global warming is unequivocal,” climate scientist Kevin Trenberth cautioned the American Meteorological Society in January of this year, “the null hypothesis should be that all weather events are affected by global warming rather than the inane statements along the lines of ‘of course we cannot attribute any particular weather event to global warming.’”
Do you see, rubes? Don't bother actually trying to figure out what is causing the severe weather because "the science is settled." Interesting. I thought real science meant that it is never really settled. Sure, some things can be settled like when it was finally determined that the sun is the center of our solar system. Before that, the "settled science" was that everything revolved around the earth. When you're talking about an incredibly complex system like the weather and climate, the science will never be "settled." It's the height of arrogance to suggest otherwise. Of course, Leftist talking point factories like ThinkProgress want to reinforce the conventional wisdom within the Left's ideological Iron Curtain, but even long time residents of Leftyville, like the Washington Post
, were telling people not to jump to conclusions:
There is no clear indication that severe thunderstorms and tornadoes have become more common due to climate change, in part because of major limitations in relying on the historical record of severe weather reports. While the number of tornadoes recorded in the U.S. has just about doubled during the past 50 years, the number of strong tornadoes (EF2 and above) has actually been decreasing. It may be the case that more tornadoes are being noticed today, given a network of trained storm spotters and a national Doppler radar network, both of which didn’t exist as recently as the early 1980s.
Also, it’s quite possible that tornado strength was overestimated in previous years, before the National Weather Service began sending out storm damage surveyors to rate each tornado’s intensity.
In the same article, they also explain that warming could actually decrease severe tornado activity. Never ones to let facts, or real science, get in the way, the Global Warming cultists are pushing the ThinkProgress article all around the internet while the Washington Post
article was hardly noticed. That's how it works. That's what the narrative shapers at ThinkProgress and Media Matters do. And they're very protective of their narrative. If someone dares call them out on their propaganda, they pounce.
The Washington Times
put out an editorial
doing just that:
Tornadoes fit well with the de rigueur notion of “global climate disruption” being pushed by White House science adviser John P. Holdren. After all, nothing says disruption quite like a tornado. Conclusively linking increases in the frequency and destructive power of tornadoes to human activity would push the climate-alarmist agenda much more dramatically than other alleged effects of carbon-dioxide emissions. Amateur video of houses being ripped apart by killer storms is more riveting than footage of supposedly melting glaciers.
So what does Media Matters do when the global warming propaganda is criticized? They claim the Washington Times
is politicizing the tragedy. That's right. The Washington Times
writing an article criticizing the Left's politicization of the tornadoes is actually evidence of the Washington Times
politicizing the tornadoes. The faulty logic and intellectual gymnastics are a feat to behold
Now, if you go to that Media Matters link, what you'll find is a nonsensical title and a simple excerpting of the Washington Times article. It simply says that the Washington Times is "attacking Global Warming Science" as if the "science" shouldn't be attacked (see the Trenberth quote above). As is typical with the Soros funded professional smear merchants, the dirty work is actually done by the "Senior Fellows" out in a place like Twitter. It is there that they provide the actual narrative.
You see? Something is obviously wrong with the Washington Times!
How dare they attack poor little global warming science! Those bullies are going to hurt its feelings! We weren't being propagandists! Oh, wait:
And there's their recipe. Politicize a tragedy and then accuse anyone who responds of politicizing the tragedy - and you can put a little icing on it by summoning up a little phony outrage, too.
Sidenote: Anyone else notice that Media Matters fails to "correct conservative misinformation" in their article? Hello? How are they still tax exempt?