We thought the Washington Post had found the crest of the idiocy wave a couple of days ago when their resident blogger Erik Wemple deemed Tucker Carlson a “racist” for daring to question the narrative that diversity is America’s greatest strength. We were wrong. This time around, the nation’s Guardians of Democracy have come out with an even stupider proposition: Instead of waiting for Florence to hit so they can criticize President Trump’s response (which they will, regardless of how effective it is), the Editorial Board wrote Tuesday that the president is actually “complicit” in CREATING the damn thing!
“When it comes to extreme weather, Mr. Trump is complicit,” the Post informs us. “He plays down humans’ role in increasing the risks, and he continues to dismantle efforts to address those risks. It is hard to attribute any single weather event to climate change. But there is no reasonable doubt that humans are priming the Earth’s systems to produce disasters.”
After quoting exactly one (1) climate researcher who believes that Hurricane Harvey was extra-rainy because of “human-induced climate change,” the Post has all the information it needs to condemn President Trump for laying the groundwork for our latest natural disaster.
“With depressingly ironic timing, the Trump administration announced Tuesday a plan to roll back federal rules on methane, a potent greenhouse gas that is the main component in natural gas,” they write. “Drillers and transporters of the fuel were supposed to be more careful about letting it waft into the atmosphere, which is nothing more than rank resource waste that also harms the environment. The Trump administration has now attacked all three pillars of President Barack Obama’s climate-change plan. The president has cemented the GOP’s legacy as one of reaction and reality denial. Sadly, few in his party appear to care.”
Nope. That’s because people who actually read all of the research instead of simply regurgitating what they’ve heard at the local liberal country club know that methane and fossil fuels play a minimal role in the climate warming trends we’ve seen in recent decades. They also know that the warming itself has been on pause for…oh, just about the ENTIRE time period that climate change hysteria has been a thing.
And people of common sense, regardless of their firsthand knowledge of the science, realize that strong hurricanes have been a thing since…well, since pretty much forever.
We do believe that President Trump is one of the strongest, most effective Republican presidents we’ve ever had.
But strong enough to make a hurricane? Um, perhaps not.