This week I volunteered at the Tennis Hall of Fame, and received access to watch the matches Tuesday on the grass courts. I enjoyed seeing Nicholas Mahut up close after the historic match at Wimbledon. However, Tuesday afternoon the temperatures in Newport were 105, considering the high humdity. It was so hot that I could only stand to stay in the stands for a few games at a time before I had to seek out the shade. While I was hydrating and cooling off, I couldn’t help thinking of the Washington, D.C. snowstorm this past February, when DeMint posted this on Twitter:
‘It’s going to keep snowing in DC until Al Gore cries “uncle”‘
See, Republicans like DeMint, Sean Hannity, and Rush Limbaugh were howling that February day that the record snowfall meant that Global Warming was a myth. Well, by that crazy logic, the localized weather we New Englanders felt this week is evidence of runaway Global Warming. Denialists try to poke holes in bits and pieces of climate science, and take pride in their lack of faith in science. The problem is that there is no logic to their beliefs. If there were, they would take this localized heat wave as evidence of Global Warming. However, don’t be fooled, logic is not their purpose; rather, they just want to obfuscate to prevent any sacrifice on their part.