Global Warming Overreaction

Let’s say, for argument’s sake, that everything the media says about global warming is true–humanity is the primary cause of a huge warming trend in the last century and it’s a serious threat to the future.

Even in that case, every single bad thing that happens in the atmosphere is not caused by global warming.  This should be obvious, right?  Climate change could exacerbate some violent weather, but not cause all of it.

I did some research, and it turns out that Earth actually did have some storms before 1900.  Who knew?

And yet, on the political left, any and every meteorological disturbance is automatically the direct result of, and an opportunity to preach about, global warming.  This kind of knee jerk overreaction isn’t science, it’s superstition.

In Dean Koontz’s The Taking, a sudden global superstorm causes impossibly giant waterspouts throughout the oceans and torrential rain across the planet, at the same time that Earth’s satellite network starts going dead.  Naturally, cable news anchors instantly pin the responsibility on their trusty old go-to, global warming.  That was published in 2004, though.  Alas, it’s hard to satirize a reality bent on being even dumber than satire.

After last year’s Hurricane Sandy, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and Salon.com blamed it on global warming.

After this summer’s major forest fire at Mount Charleston, Nevada Senator Harry Reid blamed it on global warming.

For crying out loud, last February, when an asteroid flew near the planet, a CNN anchor wondered if it might be the result of global warming.

Such hysterical, simple-minded, reflexive fear mongering is more than a shame.  It’s dangerous.

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