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The Sciences

Can We Squawk About the Weather?

The IntersectionBy Chris MooneyMarch 3, 2009 10:11 PM

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We can if we're Fox News. Or Matt Drudge. These people use any snowstorm as reason to cast doubt on global warming. It's as predictable as...well, no, it's a lot more predictable than the weather. I really regret that important global warming protests and actions always seem to be timed so that they coincide with winter weather. Mostly, the activists can't help it; it's just rotten luck. But I'll say it again: Having the U.N. Copenhagen meeting in Denmark in December is just asking for this kind of stuff. That doesn't, of course, excuse the dishonesty from right-wingers who continually try to suggest that individual weather events undermine the global warming consensus.

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