Why It's So Hard to Sell Climate Change
In the Obama administration's effort to talk about anything other than Obamacare and Obama's near-jobless recovery, the president flew across the country to find the one part of the United States which is having a warm, dry spell. The other 90+ percent of the nation's landmass has been suffering through a terribly cold and expensive winter.
A meteorologist at the National Weather Service created a "winter extremity index" — which some are calling a "winter misery index" — that, as the Associated Press reports, "confirms what many Americans in the Midwest and East know in their all-too-chilled bones: This has been one of the harshest winters of our lifetimes."
Where's Algore when you need him? One thing is for sure: He isn't in England.
In November, the British Met Office, the analog to our National Weather Service, predicted that the December - February period would be "drier than usual." Instead, as the Met Office themselves pointed out on Twitter last week, "Early statistics show it has been the wettest winter in the UK in records going back to 1910."
Is it any wonder that the American public and the British public are getting increasingly skeptical about man-made climate change as well as souring on the left's "renewable energy" religion?
One wonders whether members of that particular cult, especially those in the public eye, will ever recognize that they damage what little credibility they have left with performances like this.
[First published at the American Spectator.]