21 Jun '12, 1pm

Today in weather events that are clearly not related to climate change

Today in weather events that are clearly not related to climate change

The High Park fire in Colorado. (Photo courtesy of the National Guard .) It doesn’t make sense to me why we are so painstaking in not attributing severe weather events directly to climate change. I don’t mean intellectually; I get that climate change is a macro trend and that we can’t ascribe specific outliers to it. I’ve seen the walking dog video . I mean more that I don’t get why we just don’t do it anyway. Point to something and say: “That’s climate change.” What are deniers going to say in response? “Scientifically, you can’t say that with certainty”? Because if that were the response, I would respond with a sober, academic, “LOL oh, now you are super respectful of science? SMH.” But I know. We can’t say these things are due to warming. It’s intellectually dishonest. So with that I present to you: Today in weather events that are clearly not related to climate change ...

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