On PBS' "Inside Washington" last night, columnist Charles Krauthammer addressed questions surrounding the colder-than-usual weather this winter. He said if Godzilla appeared on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Al Gore would blame it on global warming. (Video and transcripts below. H/t: Newsbusters.)
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Got a problem? Blame it on "global warming"
Al Gore and his hot air...
GORDON PETERSON, HOST: It’s been a terrible winter. If global warming is the problem, why are we having such a tough winter? Well Al Gore told Gail Collins of the New York Times there’s about a four percent more water vapor in the air now in the atmosphere than there was in the ’70s because of warmer oceans and warmer air, and it returns to earth as heavy rain and heavy snow. That’s what Al Gore says.
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Look, if Godzilla appeared on the Mall this afternoon, Al Gore would say it’s global warming… [Laughter] …because the spores in the South Atlantic Ocean, you know, were. Look, everything is, it’s a religion. In a religion, everything is explicable. In science, you can actually deny or falsify a proposition with evidence. You find me a single piece of evidence that Al Gore would ever admit would contradict global warming and I’ll be surprised.
Hot air, indeed...