Mona Charen, too, admires the double-standard at work in establishment media weather event reporting.
True to their mission as the organs of the liberal establishment, Time magazine and the New York Times ran stories in the midst of the great snowmageddon warning us against drawing any politically incorrect conclusions. â€œSkeptics of global warming,â€ cautioned the Times, â€œare using the record-setting snows to mock those who warn of dangerous human-driven climate change â€” this looks more like global cooling, they taunt. Most climate scientists respond that the ferocious storms are consistent with forecasts that a heating planet will produce more frequent and more intense weather events.â€ Time agrees: â€œThere is some evidence that climate change could in fact make such massive snowstorms more common, even as the world continues to warm.â€
Note how the Times contrasts â€œskeptics of global warmingâ€ with â€œclimate scientists.â€ Bill Nye the Science Guy, appearing on MSNBC, used the same tactic, accusing skeptics about manmade global warming of â€œdenying science.â€
Those who now protest that any particular weather pattern should not be confused with global climate have short memories. Only yesterday, they were attributing every forest fire, drought, hurricane, and toad disease to global warming.
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