Glenn has fallen victim to global warming this morning, leaving Pat to fill his shoes on radio today. And with the big news across the country being the massive snowstorms sweeping the country, Pat had something to say to everyone trying to blame the cold and snow on how hot the planet is getting.
“Global warming has shut down trains, shut down car traffic, created this ice and snowstorm for about 2,000 miles across the country, and it's all because it's so stinking warm! Can we stop with the heat that's creating all this cold! Wow,” Pat said.
“When I was your age, I had to walk to school, uphill both directions in four feet of snow over broken glass. And by the time I got to school with no shoes, my feet were cut to shreds and they had hypothermia, and I liked it! You don't know what it's like these days,” he joked about telling his kids.
Pat played audio from a reporter saying, “So far this winter New York City has gotten 56.1 inches. We usually get about 22. Look at Boston's gotten 60.3 inches. Their average is almost 42. Philly seeing almost 38 inches. Their average is closer to 20. What is going on? “
“What's really going on is that we are overloading the atmosphere with extra carbon which is trapping extra heat because we burn lots of coal and oil. And so what this is doing is turbocharging weather patterns. So what we see is in the spring and the summer and in places where it rains, we're recording much heavier rainfall. And in the summer ‑‑ in the wintertime we are also recording much heavier storms. In other words, climate change creating a new normal,” an expert responded.
“I mean, even their experts believe that if we do all they say and spend all the money they want, it still won't affect the climate enough. I mean, honestly the honest ones who really apparently believe this stuff say, that's too late anyway. Despite all the evidence to the contrary,” Pat said.
“And yet it was our Democrat senators who, all through this century in the 2000s have been warning us that it was going to be global warming that was the death of snowfall. Here are senators Byrd, whom we've lost, we lost him, Barbara Boxer, Amy Klobuchar, Dianne Feinstein, Jay Inslee, all on the Senate floor talking about global warming stopping our snowfall.”
Pat then played some of the audio from Democratic Senators saying that snow would gradually lessen or disappear.
“We need a climate change strategy and we need a climate change strategy badly. Look at the kind of winter we've had. Look at the kind of winter we've had in Washington. One snow. Three inches. There's a drought that has come upon this area of the country. What can we expect for the spring and summer season? What's going to happen to our crops, our livestock, our economy? This is serious. I lived a long time, 84 years. Something's going on out there. I don't need a scientist to tell me that,” Senator Byrd said of the Winter of 2002.
“He also remarked that the most optimistic climate models for the second half of the century suggest that 30 to 70% of the snow pack will disappear. Now, no wonder we have people visiting our offices who are just already hurting from the recreation industry in this nation. They see what's happening. They see the handwriting on the wall,” Barbara Boxer said.
“Isn't it great to have it both ways? Is there anything better than winning your argument by having it both ways? The lack of snow is global warming and the abundance of snow, also global warming. And today we've got that global warming all over our heads for about 2,000 miles,” Pat joked.