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Think Progress Uses Tornadoes to Push Junk Science Agenda

As our fellow Americans cope with the tragic events from the tornado outbreak in the South this week, leave it to the ghouls at Think Progress to climb over the dead bodies to push their twisted agenda. The site that was founded by former Clinton Chief of Staff John Podesta and funded in part by George Soros decided it would take the opportunity to exploit the horrific catastrophe to lecture Republicans that their votes against costly junk science legislation are somehow to blame. Here’s the headline for this scurrilous piece of agitprop:

Catastrophic Climate: Storms Kill 292 In States Represented By Climate Pollution Deniers

They point to an April 7 vote on HR 910, the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011,  as well as an amendment introduced by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) that resulted in a 50-50 vote and was thus defeated. So using their twisted logic, voting against anything related to the EPA makes them “climate pollution deniers”; thus, anything weather related that happens in their states makes them responsible.

The author supports this insane theory by quoting some so-called climate scientist:

“Given that global warming is unequivocal,” climate scientist Kevin Trenberth cautioned the American Meteorological Society in January of this year, “the null hypothesis should be that all weather events are affected by global warming rather than the inane statements along the lines of ‘of course we cannot attribute any particular weather event to global warming.’”

So as the folks pick through the rubble, make arrangements to bury the dead and put their lives back together, this Think Progress lowlife deems it a useful time to blame “climate pollution deniers” for a freak act of nature.

Just one problem. According to meteorologists, “climate change” had nothing to do with it.

US meteorologists warned Thursday it would be a mistake to blame climate change for a seeming increase in tornadoes in the wake of deadly storms that have ripped through the US south.

A mistake, indeed, but why let the facts get in the way when you’re trying to exploit a tragedy for cheap political gain?

But he said it would be “a terrible mistake” to relate the up-tick to climate change.

Yes, it would be. But that didn’t prevent Think Progress from going there.

Craig Fugate, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), also dismissed Thursday climate change as a factor in the deadly tornadoes: “Actually what we’re seeing is springtime,” he said.

In about seven weeks we’ll be seeing summertime, which Think Progress will no doubt blame on global warming.

One commenter demonstrates the awesome compassion the left is known for:

I am writing to Obama that those states that oppose action on climate change should be defunded for aid on climate-related castastrophes, in the future. No vindictiveness in intended. This is just the economic reality. You know, economic reality trumps physics (and compassion).

I suspect his plea might fall on deaf ears, as President Obama toured devastated Tuscaloosa this morning.

“I’ve never seen devastation like this,” Obama said. “We’re going to make sure you’re not forgotten,” he told residents.

If the folks at Think Progress had their way, not only would they be forgotten, they’d get more of the same because their legislators didn’t vote the right way.

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