Huffington Post Insists the Chilling Polar Vortex Doesn't Dispel "Global Warming." Okay Then.
Huffington Post would like you to know that just because parts of the United States are suffering under record cold only seen in post-apocalyptic films and nerdy fantasy shows, that global warming is still a real concern caused by naughty humans in love with their SUVs and paper bags. So when a politician spouts off about how we need to tax this thing and that process, you should just fork over your cash. Nobody solves problems like government.
Except here's the problem as seen at the bottom of HuffPo's puff piece:
Deep freezes in a warming world
Splits in the stratospheric polar vortex do happen naturally...
Oh. Thanks for making me read a stupid article about your theory then.
...but should we expect to see them more often thanks to climate change and rapid Arctic warming? It is possible that these cold intrusions could become a more regular winter story. This is a hot research topic and is by no means settled...
Thanks for admitting it's by no means settled. As we skeptics have been saying for years. Even though people like Bill Nye say we should be jailed.
...but a handful of studies offer compelling evidence that the stratospheric polar vortex is changing, and that this trend can explain bouts of unusually cold winter weather.
You know what else explains bouts of cold weather in winter? Winter. It's cold. Sometimes it gets colder than usual. I realize with the Midwest getting hit with negative numbers you only theorize about in algebra it's tempting to cast blame. But I thought we were supposed to separate climate from weather like we're supposed to separate gender from sex. What are the rules in 2019?
Undoubtedly this new polar vortex attack will unleash fresh claims that global warming is a hoax. But this ridiculous notion can be quickly dispelled with a look at predicted temperature departures around the globe for early this week. The lobe of cold air over North America is far outweighed by areas elsewhere in the United States and worldwide that are warmer than normal.
You know what else is undoubted? Leftists insisting human beings are so powerful we can make winter more wintery and summer more summery, and that the only way to solve the problem we accidentally caused somehow is to give more power to a government which can't even run the Post Office. So there's that.
Symptoms of a changing climate are not always obvious or easy to understand...
Right because it's the planet and it's complicated. Not nearly as simple as "People bad, planet good." Related: Climate Change Causing Wildfires Debunked.
...but their causes and future behaviors are increasingly coming into focus. And it’s clear that at times, coping with global warming means arming ourselves with extra scarfs, mittens and long underwear.
"Increasingly coming into focus." With HuffPo articles. I'm going to pass and stick with my skepticism that somehow human beings caused all this and somehow we can fix it all with more taxes.