Quirks and Quacks

A long reign of cold weather on the eastern seaboard this winter has put a dampening on the global warming talk from the chattering classes.

To the rescue comes warmmonger Bob McDonald, host of CBC's "Quirks and Quarks", here to remind you that global warming is totally coming, even though this winter has laid bare the point that the warming doesn't seem particularly global.

A snowball was thrown in the U.S. Senate this week by Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), a vocal climate change denier, in an attempt to show that the unseasonably cold weather outside is proof that humans are not making the planet warmer. What he was really showing is his ignorance about the difference between weather and climate.

The phrase “Climate is what you expect; weather is what you get,” invoked by climate scientists, means that the weather we see happening outside our windows is a short-term effect, while climate is a global average measured over a longer period of time. So to judge the planet by what’s happening in your own backyard is narrow thinking.
I want you all to remember what McDonald says here in this passage, particularly the part I bolded at the end.

Because the next time there's unseasonably warm weather, climate-change promoting bozos like Bob McDonald will be quick to assure you that it's proof that global warming is actually happening.

So bookmark this page. Favourite my tweet that sent you here. Because the next time Bob McDonald or any other warmmongering scammers try to use a heat wave in Toronto to prove global warming, I want you to send them here.

They literally are telling you one lie when it's raining, and another lie when it's sunny.