Solid Republican Rant on Global Warming that still misses the point

These are the Dog Days of March. Ham Weather reports 5,299 records in the last 7 days — some towns 20 to 35 degrees warmer than average; off-the-scale, freakishly warm. 17,360 records since March 1. Sixteen times more warm records than cold records since March 1. The scope, intensity and duration of this early heat wave are historic and unprecedented. And yes, climate change is probably a contributing factor. “Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get.” 129,404 weather records in one year, nationwide? You can’t point to any one weather extreme and say “that’s climate change”. But a warmer, wetter atmosphere loads the dice, increasing the potential for historic spikes in temperature and more frequent and bizarre weather extremes. You can’t prove that any one of Barry Bond’s 762 home runs was sparked by (alleged) steroid use. But it did increase his “base state”, raising the overall odds of hitting a home run. A warmer atmosphere holds more water vapor, more fuel for floods, while increased evaporation pushes other regions into drought.

Love the Bonds/steroids analogy.   However, later in the rant he calls for a political solution…of a third party that has the Democrat’s platform but a different name.  I’ve noticed this a lot about disaffected Republicans realizing their party is insane…they usually claims the Dems are too…and then outline a solution that mirrors the Dem solution (quick example…taking a balanced approach to dealing with the deficit….Dems agreed to cut some spending and raise some taxes, Republicans demanded the spending be cut and taxes be cut further).

All in all though he’s right about one thing…the reality of climate change is too obvious to ignore now, and the only ones who deny it now are paid very well for that opinion.

A Message From a Republican Meteorologist on Climate Change – The Huffington Post


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