What's going on?
It’s not just you – this winter has been unusually frigid. The low temperatures are making some climate change experts nervous because they kind of contradict the whole idea that the planet is warming.
How cold are we talking?
This winter has been so cold that in some cases, it’s turned deadly. The Associated Press has reported at least 12 deaths from the extreme cold. Some Georgia residents recently saw icicles for the first time, and Florida State University closed its Tallahassee campus because of the severe cold threat.
What’s the connection to climate change?
Australian science writer Joanne Nova recently wrote a tongue-in-cheek article pointing out that to climate change advocates, “this extreme cold is just weather, but all heat waves are climate change.” Why do global warming experts point to every heat wave as evidence while trying to ignore unusually cold winters that don’t fit their argument?
“Why do you never say [it’s just weather] about a heat wave?” Pat asked on today’s show while filling in for Glenn. He compared it to last year when people tried to say Hurricanes Harvey and Irma were evidence of climate change, ignoring the previous hurricane-free 12 years.