“It’s cold today! So much for global warming!” We’ve all been there, and with snow falling in 49 states this week, we’ll be hearing this comment a lot. This video from a British sketch comedy show perfectly encapsulates the climate change denier’s argument and attitude, while also skewering fears of government gone wild. It also neatly slips in clear definitions of climate and weather:
We can laugh, but we also need to be prepared with data and reason to counter the arguments of climate change deniers. For the facts and expert analysis to counter all the arguments from “the climate is always changing” to “there’s no scientific consensus,” the Skeptical Science website and iPhone app can’t be beat.
Still from Armstrong and Miller video via YouTube