At a recent dinner seminar that I attended, upon hearing that I was a Capital Weather Gang member, an otherwise respectable appearing gentleman asked me how global warming could be occurring in light of the "record-breaking cold winter." I must admit that I was a bit mystified at first, since that claim was not at all consistent with any data I had seen.
I soon discovered, however, that the reports of snowfall records which were being broken in certain northern areas from Wisconsin across southern Canada and into northern New England were being spun into another of the seemingly endless series of politically motivated "proofs" that there is no such thing as global warming. Even the NYTi's normally circumspect science writer Andrew Revkin was drawn in to the hype with an article titled, Skeptics on Human Climate Impact Seize on Cold Spell.
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