Climate change doubters are using the extreme cold hitting most of the nation as evidence to support their cause. Do they have a case?
Climate experts say, no. The cold snap is merely a blip in long-term planetary climate trends.
Politico: “Most climate researchers say the great weight of the long-term trends points to the reality that big changes are afoot: For example, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that according to global temperature data going back to 1880, all 10 of the warmest years on record have occurred since 1998.”
“Michael Mann, the Penn State climatologist who has often been at the center of the fights over global warming, accused climate skeptics of using ‘discredited talking points’ in hopes of ‘hijacking the serious conversation we need to have about how we are going to deal with the very real risks of climate change.'”
“Two-thirds of Americans believe that climate change is occurring, according to recent surveys. But less than half believe the evidence definitively shows humans are responsible.”