Climate alarmism leads to Sharknado

Published on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 22:19 - Written by

Much of the nation watched the Syfy Channel’s magnum opus, “Sharknado 2: The Second One” last night. It expanded on the campy aspects of the first “Sharknado,” that modern classic of sharks being swept up in twisters caused by climate change, and attacking people on land.

But did the left get the joke last night?

Look at some of their recent dire predictions about climate change. Unlike the Syfy Channel, the left is serious.

Recently we wrote of two threats voiced by the climate change crowd — that redheads would go extinct and that curvy people will become the exception, as the rest of the population starves due to a lack of natural food.

Both claims are laughably disprovable. But being disproven time and again hasn’t stopped climate change folks from continuing to make dire predictions.

By the way, we’re now committed to the term “climate change,” since “global warming” has polled so poorly in light of recent cold winters and mild summers.

Regarding those cold winters, Time magazine has led the way by blaming last winter’s polar vortex on climate change.

“Right now much of the U.S. is in the grip of a polar vortex, which is pretty much what it sounds like: a whirlwind of extremely cold, extremely dense air that forms near the poles,” Time reported. “Usually the fast winds in the vortex — which can top 100 mph— keep that cold air locked up in the Arctic. But when the winds weaken, the vortex can begin to wobble like a drunk on his fourth martini, and the Arctic air can escape and spill southward, bringing Arctic weather with it… That disruption to the polar vortex may have been triggered by a sudden stratospheric warming event.”

The thing is that Time reported on a similar polar vortex in 1974, and blamed it on global cooling.

The predictions get more and more bizarre as the climate change crowd gets more desperate, it seems. Here’s a recent one — tiny horses and massive snakes.

“Tens of millions of years ago, snakes were as big as horses. Horses were almost as small as snakes,” reports NBC News. “And in a warmer world, it could get that way again. That’s the implication of research showing that warmer temperatures generally favor smaller mammals and larger reptiles.”

They even claim historical proof. They point to fossil evidence that shows “the ancestors of modern-day horses shrunk to the size of housecats when temperatures spiked 55 million years ago… This month, a different team reported that another episode of mammalian dwarfism occurred during a second warming event 2 million years later.”

If that’s not enough to haunt your dreams, scientists also point to fossils of big reptiles, such as a turtle with “massive, powerful jaws that would have enabled the omnivore to eat anything nearby, such as other smaller turtles or even crocodiles.”

“Sharknado” is only slightly less frightening than gator-eating turtles devouring cute tiny horses. But it’s a joke.

When will the left accept that America isn’t taking their alarmism seriously?