Sunday, December 4, 2016

Climate Change Denial: Official White House Policy

Priebus confirms that climate denial will be the official policy of Trump’s administration

It is set in stone, the official Trump position is denial.  

And not to be left behind, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, tweeted
.@BreitbartNews: Global Temperatures Plunge. Icy Silence from Climate Alarmists http://bit.ly/2gINZNf 

That's supposed to hurt, I guess.  However, all it does is reveal their ignorance.  I like Bernie's response best:

Where'd you get your PhD? Trump University? https://twitter.com/HouseScience/status/804402881982066688 

The Committee quoted news reports from Breitbart.com, an unassailable source on climate change data (Not).   Their basic argument is that recent heat records are due to El Nino, not climate change.  It apparently doesn't occur to them that it could be both.  My own explanation can be found here.  There is a clear underlying warming trend, and El Nino/La Nina fall on top of that.  But the critical factor is that the ENSO oscillation, the hot El Nino, and cool La Nina, are both getting warmer over time.  This is a clear indication of an increasing underlying trend in temperature.  Apparently this is too complex a thought for the members of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.

It appears that we are going to expect a lot more ignorance from the Republicans on climate change. This would be something we could meet with glorious, laughable sarcasm if it didn't also have tragic implications for our planet.