Tuesday on his 700 Club program Pat Robertson dusted off his degree in climatology to enlighten us on the global warming hoax.
As he explained that scientists are just making it all up, co-host Terry Meeuwsen sat rapt, watching with adoring eyes as he explained that Jupiter is also getting warmer and that they have no SUVs, so obviously they have no anthropogenic climate change.
“Then you have politicians who want to take control and the progressives always want control,” he said, “Just like with health care, they want control; the EPA in America wants control of all of our energy.”
“It’s getting warmer in Jupiter—and they don’t have any SUVs driving around in Jupiter—it has nothing to do with greenhouse gases it has to do with the action of the sun, there’s either two much sun or not enough sun,” Robertson continued.
This is one of the sillier things that he said. Why does he suppose the top of a mountain is colder than it is at the base? The Earth is not warmed directly by the sun, the atmosphere is warmed by the heat the surface reflects back into it, not the direct rays of the sun.
The recent polar blast being felt by much of the country is quite likely being exacerbated by the fact that the climate is changing, it may seem counter intuitive but as the planet warms one side effect can be extreme winter weather as well as hotter summers. Scientists say that even a colder than usual summer can be linked to global warming.
Pat should learn the difference between weather and climate — climate is what you expect, weather is what you get. No single weather event can be used to either prove or disprove climate change and that is exactly what he is trying to do.