mark hertsgaard

Independent Journalist & Author


NEVER link weird weather to climate change!

Another must-read from Bill McKibben, a darkly tongue in cheek oped in the Washington Post warning people (NOT) against connecting the latest rash of tornadoes and other extreme weather to global warming. Find it on the website, read it and pass it on widely:



3 Responses to “NEVER link weird weather to climate change!”

  • Sohni says:

    Thanks for posting! I read this a few times. It’s a shame that people continue to waste time denying rather then doing something. And at this point, does it really matter if it’s man made or not? All that matters is that it is happening and we must do something. I for one feel powerless bc I just don’t see the urgency from the leaders that can really make it happen. I’m so dissapointed that Obama, a man with two beautiful young children, doesn’t make this a priority. I just don’t understand how this became so partisan…I’m sorry but it’s not a democracts planet or a republicans planet…it’s all of ours and frankly I don’t care whch party is pushing it. All I care about is taking what science is telling us and acting on it. How can one argue science??

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