MSNBC's Ratigan Blames 'Snowpocalypse' on Global Warming

With Washington, D.C. buried beneath at least 20 inches of snow, and with more in the forecast, common sense would suggest global warming alarmists look elsewhere to make the argument to raise awareness for their concerns.

But no, Dylan Ratigan thinks it’s ridiculous to suggest all the snowfall totals could cast doubt on the theory of anthropogenic global warming. On MSNBC’s Feb. 8 “The Dylan Ratigan Show,” Ratigan criticized those who would dare express misgivings about climate change based on the so-called “snowpocalypse.”

“Here's the problem – these ‘snowpocalypses’ that have been going through DC and other extreme weather events are precisely what climate scientists have been predicting, fearing and anticipating because of global warming,” Ratigan said.

In fact, Ratigan told viewers during the “Busted” segment of his program, that the heavy snowfall totals were evidence of global warming.

“Why is that? The thinking that warmer air temperatures on the earth, a higher air temperature, has a greater capacity to hold moisture at any temperature,” Ratigan said. “And then as winter comes in, that warm air cools full of water, and you get heavier precipitation on a more regular basis. In fact, you could argue these storms are not evidence of a lack of global warming, but are evidence of global warming – thus the 26 inches of snowfall in the DC area and the second giant storm this year.” [Emphasis added]

Ratigan criticized a TV spot by Virginia Republicans designed to ridicule proposed climate change policies that could hurt the state’s job situation. He suggested there was some sort of schism in that state’s GOP because the Republican governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell has said global warming is potentially an issue.

“On a side note, Virginia's newly elected Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell says he accepts the science that is out there and warned that planet warming is quote, ‘a real concern.’ So I don't know where the Virginia GOP is at, maybe they don't know the science, or maybe they want to win at any cost. I don't know, maybe they just wanted to make a commercial.”

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