Following in the footsteps of whiners Katharine Hayhoe and Michael Mann, now 350.org’s Bill McKibben is claiming to have been the target of “death threats.” But maybe he’s just tying to distract from an allegation of racism?
Columnist Bill Berry writes in the Capital Times (Madison, WI):
… Environmental activist Bill McKibben, not one to cower from this fight for the future of the globe, used an uncommonly hot late winter and spring this year to remind us something is up. He noted recently that even the normally “just the facts” National Weather Service has taken note of this year’s anomalous weather.
For instance, the Chicago NWS office said in an official statement, “It’s extraordinarily rare for climate locations with 100-plus yearlong periods of records to break records day after day after day.” Wisconsin maple syrup producers, their business devastated by the heat wave, can only nod their heads in agreement.
Hey, as a lifelong resident of this cold-weather state, it’s hard not to suspend all rational thought and just enjoy. But when low temperatures are higher than record high temperatures by double digits, it’s weird.
McKibben has endured death threats for pointing out what ought to be the obvious. We’ve never seen anything like what we’re seeing the past few weeks, McKibben says, adding: “Except, of course, in the models that the climatologists have been printing out on their supercomputers for the last two decades. This is what climate change looks like, just like last year’s new record for multibillion-dollar weather disasters is what climate change looks like”… [Emphasis added]