Courtesy of The Weather Channel:
Global warming is not expected to end anytime soon, despite what Breitbart.com wrote in an article published last week.
Though we would prefer to focus on our usual coverage of weather and climate science, in this case we felt it important to add our two cents — especially because a video clip from weather.com (La Niña in Pacific Affects Weather in New England) was prominently featured at the top of the Breitbart article. Breitbart had the legal right to use this clip as part of a content-sharing agreement with another company, but there should be no assumption that The Weather Company endorses the article associated with it.
The Breitbart article – a prime example of cherry picking, or pulling a single item out of context to build a misleading case – includes this statement: "The last three years may eventually come to be seen as the final death rattle of the global warming scare."
In fact, thousands of researchers and scientific societies are in agreement that greenhouse gases produced by human activity are warming the planet’s climate and will keep doing so.
The Weather Channel then goes on to bury Breitbart under a mountain of scientific data and facts that demonstrate the inaccuracies of their claims.
And that is the inherent problem.
The Weather Channel is using facts and data to reach a group that only responds to factless hyperbole prefaced by explosive headlines.
If the folks at Breitbart understood facts they would not be the folks at Breitbart.
We could dismiss all of this with a derisive chuckle, if it were not for the fact that Breitbart, along with Alex Jones, is now the place where our new president gets all of his "news."
No that cold chill you feel right now is not the end of global warming, but it could be the end of civilization as we know it.