Ever since the ‘Polar Vortex‘ hit the East Coast, certain ‘fair and balanced’ outlets have used it as an excuse to claim that climate change is a made-up liberal conspiracy. In order to tackle these claims, the White House hosted a ‘We the Geeks‘ Google+ Hangout to prove that climate change is real and that it poses a clear and present danger to the world.
The “We the Geeks” discussion saw government and independent scientists tackle claims that the recent cold weather disproves climate change. On Wednesday, Obama’s science advisor John Holdren released a two-minute video saying: “If you’ve been hearing that extreme cold spells like the one we’re having in the United States now disprove global warming, don’t believe it.”
“The fact is that no single weather episode can either prove or disprove global climate change. I believe the odds are that we can expect as a result of global warming to see more of this pattern of extreme cold in the mid-latitudes and some extreme warm in the far north.”
This is not the first time the White House has had to deal with climate change denial. Last June, President Obama slammed those who denied climate change, saying: “We don’t have time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society.” It’s all part of the White House’s plans to gain public support in order to cut carbon emissions from power plants.
However it seems there is no changing some people’s minds. Assorted Republican senators have appeared on Fox News saying that snow is a clear indication that the planet isn’t getting warmer, completely ignoring all scientific evidence and years of research.
Via The Guardian