At least they had that going for them, because elsewhere it’s been nothing but a procession of humiliation and embarrassment for the climate change cult.
First, there was bad news from the Pacific Northwest. In 2014, climate alarmist Porter Fox opined in the New York Times that global warming caused by humans burning fossil fuels was likely to be, “the end of snow” in Washington, Oregon, and northern California. As it turns out, the LA Times recently reported that the snowpack in the region is the 7th deepest it has been since 1950, and larger now than anytime since 2011.
Writing for the Washington Policy Center, Todd Myers, the organization’s director of the Center for the Environment, reported on Wednesday there is “no sign of warming” in Washington state. Among Myers’ “key findings” is that despite the fact “academics, like U.W. Professor Paul Johnson, say that declining snowpack levels in the Northwest is a sign of global warming,” “They’re wrong. Snowpack levels have been above average in eight of the last ten years.”
As if that wasn’t enough, then there was a devastating piece of evidence from the scientific journal Science of the Total Environment that emerged from Antarctica last month. Remember it was none other than Al Gore himself that let nearly all of his credibility ride on his claim that,
“This prediction has proven true. Today, the West Antarctic Peninsula is warming about four times faster than the global average.”
This claim was the basis for the vast majority of the “rising sea levels” hysteria that served as a staple in all Warmer talking points these last several years. And even in the face of seemingly contradictory evidence that showed total ice accumulation on Antarctica was more than outweighing the loss of Al Gore’s Antarctic glaciers, the Warmers continued preaching that it was irrelevant – the glaciers are all that mattered, and the obvious warming in Antarctica is an existential crisis.
Yeah, about that:
The study claims the Antarctic Peninsula is cooling and that the previous warming in the second half of the 21st century is “an extreme case.” The researchers also found the recent cooling trend, which they say began in 1998-99, has already had a significant impact on the Antarctic Peninsula’s cryosphere, slowing down “glacier recession.”
This news began to be circulated about the time that organizers of the global warming Climate March in Colorado Springs last weekend had to postpone their global warming protest due to massive snowfall and blizzard-like conditions were predicted.
Just down the road in Denver, the march went on despite the snow and freezing temperatures, giving rise to some hilarious (albeit rather embarrassing for the Warmers) scenes. Whether it was the snowman holding a sign encouraging action to combat global warming, or the woman in her thick winter parka and gloves holding a sign that said, “It’s warming, it’s us, we’re sure, it’s bad,” you can’t tell me God doesn’t have a great sense of humor.
But as I mentioned, if nothing else, the Warmers still had their Washington march featuring Al Gore, Leonardo DiCaprio, and even Virgin Atlantic founder Richard Branson. You know, the guy who builds rockets to take rich people to space while pretending that if you don’t ride your bicycle to work the Earth is going to incinerate?
Between this climate change stuff and the gender nonsense, it’s pretty clear the left is working overtime to destroy their pro-science façade quicker than a glacier can melt. Godspeed, friends.