You know you’re reading an article about global warming when even an institution as serious and normally sober as the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) starts spewing rubbish like this.
The CDC has a webpage warning of deaths caused by climate change in the USA, which it claims amount to several hundred a year. Now, here’s me thinking that “Weather is not climate change” but apparently for these purposes, weather is climate change. The CDC compare deaths from climate change heat to other “Weather-related deaths” –
Extreme heat events, or heat waves, are the most common cause of weather-related deaths in the United States. They cause more deaths each year than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes combined.
Wait, what? Earthquakes are “weather-related”?
But notice the way that one supposition is smoothly slid past the reader of this page whilst they’re taking this all in. For those heretics that claim that cold winters disprove global warming, the standard response is always an exasperated “weather is not climate”. Geez. Don’t you guys get that? But at the same time as we’re being brow-beaten with that claim, we’re also being fed the line that weather IS climate: when it strengthens the claim of calamitous global warming.
Don’t take my word for it. Here’s the poster from the CDC web page –
So remember, when weather doesn’t fit the pattern of global warming, it’s just weather. When it bolsters the message of eternal hell-fire and damnation for not paying your carbon sin tax then weather is most definitely climate change.