Saturday, June 16, 2012
Unusually Large Snowstorm
When record-breaking snowstorms struck the East Coast in early February, climate contrarians pounced, claiming the snow as evidence against climate change. Oklahoma Republican Senator James Inhofe’s family built an igloo on Capitol Hill with a sign reading “Al Gore’s new home.” The Republican Party of Virginia took out a Web ad calling the snow “12 inches of global warming.” Of course, one weather event does not mean much of anything about the climate. As Grist’s David Roberts writes, “No matter what you think about climate change, there is no theory, even among the most hardcore climate skeptics, under which an individual weather event would count as decisive evidence for or against it.” In this video, The Daily Show adds its humorous take to the fray.