Did You Know...


Harry Reid: Reality denier

By Doug Powers  •  August 8, 2012 11:51 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

Harry Reid has a new press release posted to his website. It’s entitled Time To Stop Acting Like Climate Change Deniers Have A Valid Point Of View – They Don’t.

Here’s just a portion:

Twenty-five years ago, President George H.W. Bush promised to use the “White House effect” to combat the “greenhouse effect.” Yet a quarter century later, too many elected officials in Washington are still calling climate change a liberal hoax. They falsely claim scientists are still debating whether carbon pollution is warming the planet.

Of course, if those skeptics had taken a stroll along the Potomac River on a 70-degree day this February, they would have seen cherry trees blossoming earlier than at any time since they were planted 100 years ago. Washington experienced its warmest spring since record keeping began in 1895.

Reid’s concern for cherry blossoms is well known, but the earliest bloom on record? Really?

The National Park Service (NPS) has confirmed Washington, D.C.’s cherry blossoms peaked on March 20, tied for third earliest on record.

In the NPS’s 92-year record dating back to 1921, the only years with earlier bloom dates were 1990 (March 15) and 2000 (March 17). Three other years in the record matched this year’s peak bloom date of March 20: 1921, 1927, and 1945.

The bloom period begins a few days before “peak bloom.” So no, Senator Reid not only didn’t see the earliest cherry blossoming on record, but he didn’t even see them blossoming in February — unless he managed to time travel to 2080 to witness the future as predicted by some alarmists, or somebody put the wrong kind of mushrooms on his pizza before his stroll in the park that day.

Time to stop acting like Harry Reid has a valid point of view. He makes Tommy Flanagan look intellectually honest.

By the way, the February cherry blossoms were the ones who told Reid that Romney hasn’t paid any taxes in ten years. They heard it from Harry’s pomegranate trees.

(h/t Watts Up With That)

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

blog comments powered by Disqus

Jill Stein calls to mobilize for war like after Pearl Harbor, except the enemy is climate change, or something

October 12, 2016 08:59 PM by Doug Powers


One Flew Over the Carbon Neutral Cuckoo’s Nest

Science! Reporter reminds America that if Paris Agreement goes as planned, we may have seen our last hurricane

October 7, 2016 01:37 PM by Doug Powers


The climate Kool Aid has worked wonders

Good news! Leo DiCaprio has disqualified himself from ever holding public office

October 4, 2016 12:21 PM by Doug Powers


The hypocrisy will go on

Like mother like daughter: This month’s Al Gore Eco-Crusading Junior Mega-Hypocrite award goes to…

September 29, 2016 09:00 PM by Doug Powers


Is hypocrisy is a learned behavior?

Crap & Trade: Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown helps save planet by regulating cow flatulence & manure

September 20, 2016 07:37 PM by Doug Powers


Silent but deadly

Categories: cap and trade, Democrats, Enviro-nitwits, global warming

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook