Let’s just say, this is dumber than it looks.
From the article in the tweet:
Researchers analyzed more than 2 billion social media posts between 2014 and 2016. What they found was that, when temperatures were unusual for a particular time of year, people would comment on it at first. But if the temperature trend continued and there were unusual temperatures again at that time the following year, people stopped commenting as much.
The authors of the study, published in Monday’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, believe that this is a sign that because of memory limitations and their own expectations and biases, humans may not be the best judges of temperature change. The experience of weather in recent years, rather than over longer historical periods, determines the baseline that people use to evaluate the current weather.
There is so much wrong with this it’s hard to know where to start. The first problem is obvious: What extreme event can directly be tied to people driving their cars? In fact, what extreme weather event can be directly linked to increased CO2?
There is also the other problem: We’re constantly being told that the earth is getting warmer and that bad things will happen. And yet, even though a few record highs are broken from time, the end result is generally “meh”. It might be different if every day resulted in a new record high temperature or even a record high LOW temperatures, but that isn’t happening much at all.
Still, most extreme events are not “unprecedented”. Natural disasters from extreme storms happen. What climate
scientists activists are telling us is that they are growing in frequency and severity and if we don’t give up our fossil fuels and our wealth, the planet only has 12 years left before it reaches yet another tipping point.
In reality, this is not about extreme weather: It’s about climate justice. And climate justice is social justice for the planet. Their solution: raise more taxes, make billionaires illegal, and stop having children until the planet’s fever is over.
Or all the liberals are gone.