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August 04, 2012

Global Warming™ Hilarity of the Week

It's hot enough to melt streetlights in Oklahoma City. We're all gonna die!!11!.

Oops. It turns out those globes were melted by a fire in a nearby dumpster. Alarmists hardest hit. Again.

But isn't this story the perfect metaphor for the usual behavior of the globaloney believers?

Just like when weather isn't climate, except for when it is, they picked a data point that supports their belief and accepted it with no critical thinking applied. What's the melting point of the material? Why are the globes only melted on one side? Why don't the other two globes show any signs of melting?

Who cares, as long as you can beat up teh eevilll Jim Inhofe with it, right?

Even if you don't apply science, can you not apply some common sense? What's the daily high temperature been in OKC? ~115 degrees? It's reasonable to think those globes are made of a pretty durable plastic formulation, not unlike plastic car interior parts. Car interiors routinely get ~25 degrees above ambient temperature in the summer due to the ... wait for it ... greenhouse effect, yet they don't melt. Why is that?

And of course, there are members of our unbiased media who can't even bring themselves to admit an obvious error.

Reality based community, huh?

(Another good piece on this at The Daily Caller.)

Update: Keep reading for an exclusive picture of two more globes associated with a rising temperature.

In my pants!

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