Saturday, December 19, 2009

Stupidest, most ignorant headline of the day (global warming edition)

We did this on Thursday, with a Bloomberg headline, and we're doing it again today, with a CNN headline:

Haha. Get it? There's this global warming thing, but then there's this snowstorm in Washington, and it's chillin' Pelosi's plans. Hilarious. My sides... they're splitting!

But that's not all. Here's the post's opening paragraph:

In a strange twist, a Washington snowstorm is forcing Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, to make an early departure from a global warming summit here in Denmark.

How is that "a strange twist"? Well, it's only a twist at all, strange or otherwise, if you're completely ignorant as to just what global warming is.

I won't repeat what I wrote on Thursday, which I encourage you to read, but the point is that weather isn't climate, and global warming doesn't mean that there won't be any more snow in places where it snows now, like Washington. It's just not that simple.

Ed Henry and CNN were obviously trying to be cute, but the implication of the piece, as with the misleading Bloomberg piece, is that such supposedly freakish weather indicates that global warming isn't real. Which, of course, is nonsense.

Such ignorance and irresponsibility. Well done, CNN. You guys are just so trustworthy.

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