The biggest winter storm in decades is crawling across the heartland of America...and conservatives are using it to "prove" that "global warming" is a fake, a liberal conspiracy, bad science, et cetera, ad nauseum.
But the winter storm is very much due to global warming, and it's fairly easy to see why. Let's make it simple by going through a few questions:
#1 - Which region on the planet has had the greatest increase in temperature over the past couple of decades?
#2 - So what happens when the Arctic temperature rises so much more than the temperature on most of the rest of the planet?
Answer - Easy. Ask yourself what happens when any gaseous substance is heated. Its local pressure increases and as a result the gaseous substance EXPANDS. In the case of the Arctic, we've got several million cubic miles where the temperature has risen significantly more than it has in the sub-arctic areas...and as a result, the warmer Arctic (which is STILL very cold to us, mind you) is expanding, pushing colder sub-Arctic and even Arctic air down to lower latitudes. That's why, people, that we're getting historically-bad winter weather not only here in America but also in the rest of the world that shares our general latitude, i.e. Europe and Russia.
I first saw this forecast by climatologists this past summer (and I lost the link to it). And you know what? It's going to continue this way for most winters for the foreseeable future, all thanks to global warming.
But I don't expect this to change the mind of a single conservative reader. Why? Because anything a liberal says or supports must be wrong, so anything a conservative says, no matter how silly or nonsensical—like "Global warming's false because God wouldn't allow it!"—is more patriotic and better for America than anything that 98% of the world's climatologists say is proven by hard data year after year after year.