Wash. Times Uses Tragic Storms To Attack Global Warming Science

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In an April 28 editorial, The Washington Times used the recent tornadoes that killed nearly 300 people throughout the South to attack global warming science, claiming that "[c]limate-change fanatics" are "search[ing] for new meaning in tragedy." The Times further wrote: "The questions the global-warming crowd should be asking themselves are: What if everything they have so deeply believed and trusted over the years turns out to be completely wrong? What if the belief system that has given their lives meaning for decades can no longer sustain its inner contradictions? What if their god dies? What then?"

From the Times editorial, titled, "Tornadoes spinning global warming":

This year is seeing one of the worst tornado seasons in decades, and speculation is rampant about whether climate change is involved. When the dust settles, it's obvious that the rolling collapse of the case for global warming has forced alarmists to argue that even without scientific evidence, the risk is too great to reach any other conclusion.

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There is no evidence that America is facing an increased risk from tornadoes based on human activity or carbon-dioxide emissions, but what if it is? Can we accept that risk? "What if global warming *does* cause more and more powerful tornadoes in the south?" asks The Atlantic. "What then?" This type of non-argument is typical of the reasoning the alarmist camp has been forced to employ as the factual basis for their pet theory crumbles. The questions the global-warming crowd should be asking themselves are: What if everything they have so deeply believed and trusted over the years turns out to be completely wrong? What if the belief system that has given their lives meaning for decades can no longer sustain its inner contradictions? What if their god dies? What then?

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