Climate Alarmist Blames This Weekend’s Blizzard On Global Warming

They are seriously grasping at straws.

Climate Progress’s Joe Romm says this weekend’s blizzard that rocked the Eastern seaboard was caused by global warming.

That’s right, folks: you can add winter storms to the neverending list of things Nobel Laureate Al Gore’s bogeyman is now responsible for.

Of course this isn’t at all surprising, for Romm blamed the 2007 Minnesota bridge collapse on global warming.

Potentially just as interesting was how Romm initially tried to downplay the severity of this storm in his article published Sunday:

As for the East Coast storm, my home in DC did get 18 inches of snow — although if this had been a true blizzard, I doubt my flight from Copenhagen on Saturday would have been allowed to land in Dulles airport and I wouldn’t of been able to get home 12 hours after I left Denmark. […]

If having snow around the holidays on the East Coast were strange, I doubt the song “White Christmas” would have been written.

So, this WASN’T an extreme event? Not so fast:

The Capital Weather Gang reports that the DC snowstorm has set multiple records (previous in parentheses):

* National: All-time December daily (11.5″, 12-17-1932) and monthly snowfall (16.2″, 1962)
* Dulles: All-time December daily record (10.6″, 12-12-1982) and second highest December snowfall (24.2″, 1966)
* Baltimore: All-time December daily (11.5″, 12-17-1932) and monthly snowfall (20.4″, 1966)

Interesting, wouldn’t you agree? First he said, “Nothing to see here. Move along.”

Then he showed actual data proving the weather event was historic.

Kind of like Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) claiming he voted for war funding before he voted against it!

But Romm wasn’t done:

So it is inane for anyone in the media to cite this massive DC snowstorm as somehow counterintuitive or ironic against the backdrop of Obama’s Copenhagen deal.
In fact, this record-breaking snowstorm is pretty much precisely what climate science predicts.

And therein lies the rub, for alarmists like Romm and the rest of his ilk have stacked the deck so that no matter what happens with the weather, it’s caused by global warming:

* Excessive heat
* Excessive cold
* Droughts
* Floods
* Warm winters
* Cold winters
* Hot summers
* Cold summers
* Autumns with great foliage colors
* Autumns lacking foliage colors
* Lack of snow
* Abundance of snow

You name it, these charlatans blame it on global warming, and they want the media to comply:

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