In the past, evangelical leaders have called global warming uncertain, Rush Limbaugh has said God wouldn't allow it, and the Washington Times has called the belief in climate change to be a form of "cultism."
But the anti-global warming campaign this week by the Christian Broadcasting Network has to be among the more irrational I've seen. Remember superstorm Hercules and the polar vortext that followed shortly after and put most of the country in effectively sub-zero temperatures? Sign of a global cooling.
CBN's "The 700 Club," which played up the polar vortex and blizzar, also identified the research ship getting stuck in ice in Antartica. A companion article online article, focusing mainly on polar ice, asks "Is an Ice Age Coming?" A snippet:
The climate is changing, but it's not changing the way climate change crowd predicted it would. Nature has made a mockery of global warming, so who are the real climate deniers?
Ice is not only growing in the South Pole, but in parts of the North Pole, too. And the coldest arctic temperatures in decades have descended upon North America.
All this is, of course, running way against the grain of scientific understandings. Signficantly, it conflates weather events with climate. It also ignores, as Chris Mooney points out, that global warming is expected to increase winter precipitation.
And let's not forget that while it's freezing in some places, it's also blazing hot in others. Australia, for instance, is experiencing record highs.