Jim covered Congress and The White House during the George W. Bush administration for The Washington Times, and worked as a reporter, editorial writer and columnist for newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California. He has appeared on the Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, and many local and national talk radio shows to talk politics and policy.
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What you see in the headline above is the thesis put forth by the Daily Mail of London. Thanks to James Taranto’s Best of The Web blog at The Wall Street Journal, we are alerted to this alarming news: “Thousands of dead crabs have washed up along the Kent coast, with environmental experts believing the cold weather in Britain is to blame.”
Well, yes. This has been quite the brutal winter in Britain. And why are crabs apparently tossing themselves upon the the shores of Kent? If you guessed global cooling, you not sufficiently up on the climate scam.
The Velvet swimming crabs – also called devil crabs – are thought to be victims of Britain’s coldest December in 120 years, which left sea temperatures much lower than average. . . . Coastal warden Tony Sykes said: ‘We suspect that climate change and warmer weather has lured the crabs towards the shoreline.”
Read that again. If the climate is warming, it’s because human’s are recklessly warming the planet by living their lives in a productive manner. If the climate is cooling so much that crabs freeze, it’s also because humans are recklessly warming the planet by living their lives in a productive manner … and somehow making it too cold, too. If you’re in the climate scam game, every meteorological event or freakish act of nature proves your thesis.
Take it away, the great Taranto:
So this isn’t the same ridiculous claim we’ve been hearing lately, that global warming causes cold weather. Rather, the problem here seems to be that the crabs made the mistake of believing in global warming.
For more on the science behind the climate scam, see a bit of the coverage of Heartland’s latest climate conference in Australia here.