With new data out of the earth’s significant cooling, at least one morning show picked it up, predictably "Fox and Friends." On the February 28 edition, co-host Brian Kilmeade noted that worldwide snow cover is the highest it has been in over forty years. Steve Doocy quoted a meteorologist in California who noted that the temperature has dropped by "a value large enough to erase nearly all the global warming recorded over the last 100 years" and "it’s the single fastest temperature change ever recorded up or down."
Alarmists argue that such a short term temperature change is insignificant compared to trends over the last century. However, they change their tune when temperatures are higher than normal for a day. After a few mild days in January 2007, "Good Morning America" anchor Diane Sawyer questioned if global warming is the culprit. "Today" co-host Meredith Vieira went further wondering if we are "all gonna die."
The transcript is below.
STEVE DOOCY: Al Gore, this news for you. It is cold, not just in New York City, but, it’s interesting. Over the last day or so, all four major global temperature tracking outlets have released data showing that temperatures have dropped significantly over the last year. So while there’s all this hysteria about global warming. In fact, perhaps, we should be talking about global cooling.
AL GORE VOICE OVER: Is that necessary?
BRIAN KILMEADE: Yeah
KILMEADE: Snow is covering more of North America, and much more of Asia. It’s greater than any time since 1966. So it goes in the- it just flies in the face of a movie that got him an Emmy, and an Oscar, a Pulitzer, I don’t know what else-
GRETCHEN CARLSON: A Pulitzer?
DOOCY: A Tony?
KILMEADE: A Tony.
CARLSON: He’s taking his global warming to Broadway?
DOOCY: Something like that.
DOOCY: I wonder who will play him. Anyway, there is one meteorologist out in California who says that the amount of cooling ranges from about .65 of a degree Centigrade, to .75 of a degree. I know that’s a little esoteric, but he says that’s a value large enough to erase nearly all the global warming recorded over the last 100 years. And says it’s the single fastest temperature change ever recorded up or down. And just to back it up, got a map right now. I’m just going to show you how cold it is in a portion of the United States of America. Look at the current wind chill. It feels like ten below right now in Rochester. It feels like seven in New York City, zero, zip in Pittsburgh.