It's official. According to Newsweek. If you're rational, you're a science denier.
CLIMATE CHANGE MADE HURRICANE IRMA WORSE: AL GORE WARNED THIS WOULD HAPPEN BUT PEOPLE DIDN'T LISTEN TO HIS 'INCONVENIENT TRUTH'
That above is a Newsweek headline. 10 years ago it would have been a sign held up by a crazy person.
That's from Tufayel Ahmad, whom Newsweek lists as a Culture Reporter. That makes him eminently qualified to discuss this.
The back-to-back disasters may not be directly caused by climate change, but the intensification of global warming certainly played a factor, scientists say. Rising temperatures on the earth’s surface and sea can “badly exacerbate” the impact of a storm, climate scientist Anders Levermann told Bloomberg earlier this week. That echoes research by MIT meteorology expert Kerry Emanuel, who in March said that “climate change potentially affects the frequency, intensity and tracks of tropical cyclones."
In spite of science, climate deniers and skeptics,..
can “badly exacerbate”
“climate change potentially affects"
Even Ahmad's sources are being carefully ambigious. Yet if you don't accept that Global Warming is the reason for the recent devastation, you're a science denier. And if you repeat this nonsense, you have no idea what science is.
Someone tried to warn us—even as little as a month ago.
Al Gore’s Inconvenient films, packaged as major motion pictures with all the polished sheen and expensive marketing one expects from a superhero movie, are not just slick popcorn films. They’re packaged that way to make them more palatable to the average Joe.
Because the "average Joe" is just that dumb. Or maybe not. As no one actually went to see Al Gore make a pitch for poverty for us and wealth for him and his eco-banker friends.
The most criticized scene in the movieAn Inconvenient Truth,” Gore says of his first film, “was showing that the combination of sea level rise and storm surge would flood the 9/11 memorial site. And people said, ‘What a terrible exaggeration.’” Cut to footage of 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, which did indeed flood the memorial.
The scene was criticised because of its crassness.
During more serious hurricanes, areas in Manhattan that are near the water do flood. But An Inconvenient Truth claimed that it would be permanently underwater.
By the way, An Inconvenient Sequel is still in theaters across the U.S. to help you get educated.
If you ever get as educated as Ahmad, ask for help.