Whew! Finally A Way To Talk To Polar-Vortexed Friends

And Grist is there to tell us how the freaking cold weather is all part of “climate change”, as they crosspost from Sightline Daily

How to talk to your polar-vortexed friends

Brrrr, it’s freezing. So much for global warming, huh?

We heard this kind of thing a lot during the early January cold snap when everyone was talking about the polar vortex (a.k.a. the jet stream) — along with claims far more outlandish and sensationalized. And we’re hearing it again this week as temps dropped and snow blanketed the East Coast. (snip)

So how do we tactfully clear up the misunderstandings and advance a productive conversation about climate change?

This should be a hoot

Start with the basics: Pollution from coal, oil, and gas is throwing the climate out of whack. We’re seeing extremes like drought, floods, heat waves — and even cold. Arctic warming may weaken the jet stream, causing cold air to wander farther south.

At which point any Warmist should be asked whether they have made sure they use no oil, coal, or gas in their lives. Expect quite a bit of hemming and hawing and equivocations and deflections.

Focus on trends: A single event does not a pattern make. Think of climate as personality and weather as mood. Global average temperatures are rising. While it may be unseasonably cold in North America, it’s unusually mild in Alaska and blazing hot in Australia. And the last decade was the hottest on record. Over time, the climate’s personality is shifting and it’s already making the weather moodier.

If only Warmists would remember the same thing as they blame every storm on “climate change”.

Say why it matters and what we can do: As always, it’s important to find common ground by explaining why it matters (this is where you talk about our responsibility to our kids) and balancing the bad news with reason for hope (this is where you talk about solutions that are ready to go). We shouldn’t let naysayers, or politics, or oil and coal profits stand in our way.

If it’s “for the kids”, why won’t Warmists make their own lives “carbon neutral”? Why are all their solutions based on far left Progressive dogma?

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3 Responses to “Whew! Finally A Way To Talk To Polar-Vortexed Friends”

  1. DL Sly says:

    “Think of climate as personality and weather as mood.”

    Sooooo….does that mean that when La Nina and El Nino roll around the world is alternately PMS’ing and going through a mid-life crisis?
    Inquiring minds and all, yanno.

  2. Jeffery says:

    Pirate,

    Seems like a reasonable set of recommendations to me. Your sole refutation is that some climate realists may still drive a car to work.

    And you still talk as if you should be taken seriously. lol

  3. Cold_Spring_Gumballs says:

    ROFL DL

    Teach: “This should be a hoot”
    hahahahahaaaa. that’s what I was thinking.

    Pollution from coal, oil, and gas is throwing the climate out of whack.

    So, when England was dirtier due to coal burning, that was why they were colder/hotter then?
    ……..

    Arctic warming may weaken the jet stream, causing cold air to wander farther south.

    “may”. Yet, this is not what occurs. The jet stream does not weaken and then is unable to stay “up”. Do they really think the Arctic is above us?
    ………….

    Focus on trends: A single event does not a pattern make.

    Says the people who whine about hot days during summer.
    ……………..

    Global average temperatures are rising.

    Which doesn’t mean anything. My electric bills are rising. There.
    ……………

    While it may be unseasonably cold in North America, it’s unusually mild in Alaska

    And there in same paragraph they just broke their rule. They are talking weather and claiming it’s climate.

    and blazing hot in Australia.

    IT IS CALLED SUMMER. LOOK IT UP!!
    …………….

    Over time, the climate’s personality is shifting

    Another person wanting our climate to be static. And they call us “deniers”??? Who’s denying reality here?
    ……………..

    this is where you talk about our responsibility to our kids) and balancing the bad news with reason for hope (this is where you talk about solutions that are ready to go

    we are not being responsible if we are putting them deep in debt, by spending their economy now. If we are printing fake money that they will have to pay for. So far, I’ve not heard any bad news. All I’ve heard before these last few winters is that our world will be getting more comfortable. “ready to go solutions”??? oh really? like what? Nothing is ready to go as none of their solutions will actually solve the so-called problem? It won’t even solve the problem they believe we have.

    Idiots.

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