Hollow-headed Heidi forecasts that the weather will be an “enemy” in 2050. Is that some new meteorological concept?
Cullen writes at Salon.com:
“All I know is this didn’t happen when we were kids.”
That’s how Brian Williams tagged a recent NBC Nightly News report on this year’s extreme weather. Floods, droughts, wildfires and tornadoes dominated the news many nights in 2011…
The fact is: Human-caused climate change has increased the odds of extreme, even unprecedented weather events. Senior scientist Jerry Meehl of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) puts it this way, “Just as steroids make a baseball player stronger, and increase his chances of hitting home runs, greenhouse gases are the steroids of the climate system.” So in the case of climate, the extra juice (greenhouse gases, not performance-enhancing drugs) doesn’t result in more home runs but in the greater likelihood that heat waves and other forms of extreme weather will occur…
If climate science can teach us anything, it’s that if the dire warnings to protect our climate go unheeded, by 2050 the weather will be far more than just a stranger. It will be an enemy. [Emphasis added]
And therein lies the problem, Heidi, climate science can’t teach us anything — and not because there isn’t anything to learn, but because billions of dollars are being poured down the CO2 alarmists pre-determined answer rathole.