Al Gore Responds To Bill O’Reilly: Yes, There Can Be Snow And Global Warming At The Same Time


You can set your watch by it every year. Whenever there’s snow on the ground, as sure there are children hoping for a snow day, there’s someone out there smugly shaking their head and saying, “Guess Al Gore was wrong about that whole Global Warming thing, huh?” This year that person was Bill O’Reilly and, this year, he actually got a response from none other than Gore himself.

It started with a moment on the January 27th episode of The O’Reilly Factor where the Fox News host asked why “southern New York turned into the tundra.” He then joked that he had “a call in to Al Gore.” Yuk yuk. Mega burn.

Gore responded to the remark in a typically dry and calm response. You can really imagine it being read in Gore’s voice. Don’t though. You’ll fall asleep and miss what he’s actually saying:

“I appreciate the question.

As it turns out, the scientific community has been addressing this particular question for some time now and they say that increased heavy snowfalls are completely consistent with what they have been predicting as a consequence of man-made global warming:

‘In fact, scientists have been warning for at least two decades that global warming could make snowstorms more severe. Snow has two simple ingredients: cold and moisture. Warmer air collects moisture like a sponge until it hits a patch of cold air. When temperatures dip below freezing, a lot of moisture creates a lot of snow.’

‘A rise in global temperature can create all sorts of havoc, ranging from hotter dry spells to colder winters, along with increasingly violent storms, flooding, forest fires and loss of endangered species.’”

Those quotes there are from a Chicago Tribune column by Clarence Page. Of course, since Page is a journalist, he’s probably not to be trusted. And he quotes scientists who are totally not to be trusted. God, Gore and company are such dumb dumbs.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to walk through all the snow (that’s right, hippies. SNOW!) down the street to get a pack of cigarettes. Sure, scientists claim they’ll give me cancer but I don’t have cancer yet, therefore I never will ever.

(h/t The Hill via Gawker)

Chris Matthews: Why Doesn’t Obama Demand A Copy Of His Birth Certificate? (VIDEO)

He prefaces his diatribe by holding up a long form birth certificate and simultaneously stating that he is not a birther.  Yet…

Huffington Post

Chris Matthews waded into the birther controversy on his Monday show, wondering why President Obama has not demanded a copy of his full birth certificate to put the conspiracy theories about his birth to rest.

Speaking to reporters Clarence Page and David Corn, Matthews addressed the recent efforts by Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie to be able to release more information about Obama’s birth.

“I am not a birther, I am an enemy of the birthers,” Matthews assured Page and Corn, before comparing a so-called “long form” birth certificate to the more abridged copy that Obama has released. “Why has the president himself not demanded that they put out the initial documents?” he asked.

Page said there was no point in Obama engaging birthers, because they were not interested in evidence showing that he is a natural-born citizen. Matthews responded that, no matter what, it will be interesting to see if Abercrombie’s quest for the full document is successful.

“Don’t we want to know if he can find it?” he said. “I don’t know why the Governor doesn’t say, ‘snap it up, whoever is there in the Department of Records, send me a copy right now. And why doesn’t the president just say, ‘send me a copy right now’?”

See video here…