On the May 3rd Your World, Fox's favorite climate-change denying weatherman, Joe Bastardi, discussed spring snowstorms in the Midwest and record cold in Dallas to dismiss climate change concerns. Neil Cavuto opened by saying “So much for Al Gore’s global warming prediction when he said that we should brace ourselves for one hot 2013.” Center for American Progress’ Joe Romm considers Bastardi possibly “the worst long-range forecaster ever.” But to Cavuto, Bastardi is indisputably “so good.”
First of all, climate change is redundant. The climate’s in a constant state of change. The earth is always looking for a balance it can’t attain simply because of the design of the entire system, OK? I’m not going to get into a big lecture about that. …I am not going to be like the other side where they take one specific event and say, ‘Oh ho, that proves my point.’ …What it’s waking Americans up to is what has been going on the past four or five years globally because the Pacific is shifting into its cold mode. The Atlantic is going to follow in 5-10 years. Over in Europe and in China, it’s been worse. They had the worst winter in Germany in 100 years, and this is the fifth cold winter in a row, and it’s very similar to what happened in a similar climate period back in the 1950’s when the Pacific shifted from its warm mode into its cold mode. …Guys like me get punished for what we know and say, ‘No, no, no, that’s not happening,' and yet if you go back and look, it’s not brain surgery. …If you have a similar pattern, similar things will happen.
Later, he said, “And you remember, during the 70’s, not only was disco in, but talk of an ice age was in, too.”
Cavuto gushed, “Actually I do remember people saying the ice age was coming, and you’re good, Joe.”
Bastardi quipped, “Well, that gets denied too.”
Cavuto closed by gushing even more. “Guys we just thought we’d counter whatever you hear in the mainstream media just with some alternative facts. It’s up to you but, my goodness, that’s what makes him so good, Joe Bastardi.”
And that amount of trust would be none whatsoever.
And what in hell is Weatherbell?
Anyone think that Cavuto will apologize about his naysaying of Gore’s “prediction” when, let’s say around late August/early September, there are parts of the country still enjoying near-100 degree days and places like New England and the upper Plains are sweltering under constant 90+ degree days?
I find it so hilarious when the easily deluded naysay global warming (or the mere concept of climate change) when you’ve got a few days of unseasonably cool-to-cold temperatures in early spring (Spring officially started just 6 weeks ago, and there’s another 7 weeks to go) but don’t have the same response when you’ve got unseasonably warm-to-hot temperatures in early autumn. No, then these lamenuts simply appreciate the “unusually warm” temperatures without attributing to something like climate change.
Here in central ‘Bama, last week, we had days pushing NINETY freakin’ degrees—and no one was talking about how it was from climate change. This week, we’re seeing days just making the mid-60s, and the conservatards are doing the usual “pooh-pooh on climate change” mambo. (And don’t get me started on the morons who can’t seem to equate nearly 2 solid months of 90+ degree temperatures with there being something causing it. Last year, we had a couple of weeks—not consecutively—where a daytime high of 95 was a “cool spell” but our conservatards wouldn’t attribute that to climate change.)