Conservatives Avoid Global Warming Talk During Heat Wave

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And along these same lines, not nearly as serious, although the argument could be made it actually could effect just as many or more people, we’ve been having this insane heat wave recently, Louis, all over the country, especially here in the Northeast. And, I mean, I’m wearing shorts now, I’ll admit it. I won’t show you, but I am wearing shorts. My bottoms are shorts. And maybe Louis, too, I can’t even tell from where I’m sitting. Louis: I am, yeah. David: Notice that the conservative talkers, including Fox News, aren’t mentioning that the heat wave proves that there’s global warming, right? Because you remember, Louis, if it’s cold in winter, we’ll hear Fox News saying oh, there’s obviously no global warming here. In fact, take a listen to this. Steve Doocy: Despite it being bitterly cold outside in the northern plains, we hear a lot about global warming.

David: Right. Despite it being incredibly cold in a part of the country where it’s incredibly cold during the winter… Doocy: Perhaps we should be worried now about global cooling. David: Right. You’re not hearing anything now. This is an insane heat wve, you’re not going to hear a word about it from Fox News. And the reality is that individual instances of hot or cold weather, as we know… Louis: I mean, in reality, yes, this is not proof that there’s global warming. David: However, you know what’s interesting? NASA climatologist Gavin Schmidt actually said that it’s, quote, “very probable that any particular heat wave happening now will be shown to have [been] more likely a result of global warming,” adding that of all the different extreme events that can happen, the partial attribution of heat waves to ongoing climate change is actually one of the easier connections to make. I’m not making the connection, NASA climatologist Gavin Schmidt is; my point is.

.. Louis: Yeah, we’re just saying Fox only talks about what’s convenient for them.\ David: If it’s cold one day during winter, it’s proof that global warming doesn’t exist, however, three weeks of hundred-degree temperatures in Massachusetts during the summer, no mention of anything. No mention of anything. So it’s time to wake up here and stop the whole equivocating on this issue. It’s time to stop putting everything on equal footing. On the one hand, 99% of scientists say global warming is a real issue and can be attributed to man’s activities, and on the other hand, we managed to find a handful of scientists who say maybe it’s not, right? It’s not on the same level. Louis: Global warming is just, is a small part of the bigger picture. If we’re not looking at alternative energies, alternative fuels, ways to be clean and efficient, then that’s an even bigger problem. David: Not only that, I misspoke, global warming is not even the right term to be using, it’s actually climate change. Louis: Climate change, right.

David: Climate change, because it’s really about more erratic and unpredictable climate behavior than it is just about it being warmer than average. Louis: Right. David: Let’s talk about what’s happening on today’s bonus show, because we’ll be talking about fake Apple stores in China. And Louis before the show was going on one of his insane anti-China rants. And again, Louis has no problem with Chinese people nor Chinese anything, but he does seem to have a big problem with the Chinese government, do you not? Louis: I do. David: So expect a rant from Louis on today’s bonus show. Also, a man indicted in a semen-tainted yogurt case, very bizarre story that Louis, very, very interested in covering and discussing at..

. in great detail, I think it’s fair to say. And a South African man presumed dead wakes up in a morgue. You know what? I’ve had dreams where that happens to me, where I’m worried that somebody thinks I’m dead, and therefor they’re doing whatever, and then I wake up, and it’s not a good situation. Louis: We’ll just have to tattoo “Open Eyes” on your eyelids. It’ll never happen. David: Right. I don’t even understand what Louis is talking about, but I’m sure he’ll explain it to us on the bonus show. So www.DavidPakman.com/membership. Of course, you’ll also get the full podcast commercial-free. Back after this. We’ll be talking to Cenk Uygur about leaving MSNBC. Is he still on good terms? I don’t know. Announcer: The David Pakman Show at www.DavidPakman.

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