PennEnvironment: Weather is Climate Again

So PennEnvironment yesterday comes out with a new propaganda piece to capitalize on what they call last winter’s “Snowmageddon,” which is designed to get the dupe-able public’s minds off past failed-to-materialize catastrophes and descriptive changers such as global cooling, the population bomb, global warming, climate change, energy security, food security, and now “global weirding.” PennEnvironment calls the report — which was spoon-fed to them by their DC parent organization — “Global Warming and Extreme Weather: The Science, the Forecast, and the Impacts on America.”

As August passed — a month which saw the further discrediting of Penn State hockey stick scientist Michael Mann and of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Global Climate Change — PennEnvironment/Environment America came up with babble like this:

In a year where record summer heat followed the winter of ‘Snowmageddon,’ Environment America released a new report Wednesday documenting how global warming could lead to extreme weather events becoming even more common in the future.  The report also highlights the damage caused by recent extreme weather events in the United States, including the snowstorms that paralyzed the Mid-Atlantic region in February, the floods that claimed 30 lives in Tennessee in May, and the 2008 California drought and subsequent wildfires that burned through 1.2 million acres of land.

It wasn’t long ago — during “Snowmageddon,” in fact — that alarmists were whining that “weather is not climate!” Now, of course, it suits their purposes.

Meanwhile, PennEnvironment’s report gives credit where credit is due. Helping with “insights” and “suggestions” is Climategate’s Kevin “Travesty” Trenberth (“We can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment”). Also on the team is Brenda Ekwurzel of the Union of Scientists Concerned About Their Grant Funding, which advocates for numerous Leftist causes. The work was funded by three alarmist grantmakers as well: the Energy Foundation, the Oak Foundation, and the donor-advised New York Community Trust.

The take-home on any message that environoiacs have for you is this: We face impending doom unless we act now. And the only answer is for you (not them) to severely curb your fossil fuel use, while paying higher taxes and rates on the energy you do use. And if you debunk their claims or they fail to come to pass, then they’ll just call it something else.

But you’ll still have to cut your fossil fuel use and pay more for energy.