The White House released a video on Wednesday assuring Americans that the extreme cold freezing the nation does not disprove global warming, that the U.S. is extremely cold because the planet is increasingly hot.
“If you’ve been hearing that extreme cold spells, like the one that we’re having in the United States now, disprove global warming, don’t believe it,” warned President Barack Obama’s Science and Technology Advisor, Dr. John Holdren. “No single weather episode can either prove or disprove global climate change.”
“A growing body of evidence suggests that the kind of extreme cold being experienced by much of the United States as we speak is a pattern we can expect to see with increasing frequency as global warming continues,” said Holdren. “I believe the odds are that we can expect, as a result of global warming, to see more of this pattern of extreme cold.”