Why, oh why, can't you Florida yahoos accept that Hurricane Irma was caused by global warming?
That was the desperate but condescending attitude of the UK Guardian reporter Ed Pilkington in his September 11 article about Hurricane Irma which expressed surprise that (GASP!) Floridians did not buy into the global warming dogma as the cause of the storm. His condescension begins with the title of the story, Floridians battered by Irma maintain climate change is no 'big deal':
They sat through hours of pummelling by Hurricane Irma, with winds pounding them at up to 115mph and rain driving in a solid white sheet as bright as a snow blizzard. Then on Monday, Floridians woke up to survey the damage, begin the cleanup and get back to carrying on regardless.
...The catastrophe that had been forewarned over countless hours of rolling cable television appeared to have been avoided. But only narrowly.
For its lucky escape, the US has Cuba to thank, given that the northern coast of the island soaked up an important part of Irma’s energy before the storm reached Florida. Not that the debt of gratitude will be repaid by the current incumbent of the White House.
Ah! The obligatory liberal slam against President Donald Trump. With that out of the way, Pilkington can now proceed to slam the ignorant colonials for not blindly accepting the religion of global warming:
Despite the profuse warnings and orders to evacuate, about 1,000 people rode out the storm on Marco Island. All appeared safe, though windows were blown out in condominiums on the main waterfront.
The question now is whether local residents, Floridians and by extension America writ large will ponder the lessons of Irma, consider its portent of intensifying extreme weather in the wake of climate change, and decide to do something about it. The early message coming from Marcos Islanders on Monday was crystal clear.
GASP! Those impudent colonial needs to be thoroughly thrashed until they accept global warming as an absolute fact.
Chris Roche, 52, a real estate lawyer, was taking a long hard look at the damage to his home.
...As for climate change? “I don’t think climate change is such a big deal.”
That was quite a striking comment just hours after a massive hurricane of terrifying force, some of which may have been the gift of global warming, tore through his home.
Ignorant fool! Stocks and pillory for you until you get your mind right. Scientist are absolutely sure that some of the hurricane force MAY have been due to global warming.
“I don’t think man is the tipping point. I think it’s more natural than that. We’re not experiencing historically close [to] high temperatures, not even close to it.”
Stop! STOP! Oh please stop with that abominable heresy!
Meanwhile for some refreshing perspective on Hurricane Irma and global warming, we have this message from another impudent colonial, John Stossel.
H/T: Whats Up With That?