Climate Alarmist Blames This Weekend's Blizzard On Global Warming By Noel Sheppard December 21, 2009 - 12:28 ET Climate Progress's Joe Romm says this weekend's historic blizzard that rocked the Eastern seaboard was caused by global warming. That's right, folks: you can add winter storms to the neverending list of things Nobel Laureate Al Gore's bogeyman is now responsible for. Of course this isn't at all surprising, for Romm blamed the 2007 Minnesota bridge collapse on global warming. Potentially just as interesting was how Romm initially tried to downplay the severity of this storm in his article published Sunday: So, this WASN'T an extreme event? Not so fast: Interesting, wouldn't you agree? First he said, "Nothing to see here. Move along." Then he showed actual data proving the weather event was historic. Kind of like Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) claiming he voted for war funding before he voted against it! But Romm wasn't done: And therein lies the rub, for alarmists like Romm and the rest of his ilk have stacked the deck so that no matter what happens with the weather, it's caused by global warming: Excessive heat Excessive cold Droughts Floods Warm winters Cold winters Hot summers Cold summers Autumns with great foliage colors Autumns lacking foliage colors Lack of snow Abundance of snow You name it, these charlatans blame it on global warming, and they want the media to comply: So, unless all weather events stay within ranges these folks consider "normal," it's evidence of global warming. I guess this is why Romm's fellow scientists involved in ClimateGate did everything within their power to flatten out past temperature extremes so as to make more recent data APPEAR extreme. Readers are highly encouraged to review Marc Sheppard's outstanding American Thinker piece on this very subject. The point here is that alarmists like Romm want everyone to believe that weather in the past was much less extreme than it is today so that they can blame anything supposedly out of the ordinary on global warming. Which makes these people the Bernie Madoffs of climatology and meteorology. After all, the key to Madoff's successful Ponzi scheme was convincing new and existing investors that he was producing higher returns than he really was. This is exactly what Romm and his ilk are doing: exaggerating current weather events while downplaying what happened in the past so as to convince the public it all correlates with the predictions emanating from their own climate models. Of course, as Marc Sheppard proved, when proxies created by them don't fit the desired result, they just splice in other numbers that do -- just like Madoff did. But this is FAR worse, for these folks demand media assist them with the scam. With this in mind, while press members jump on the left-wing's castigation of bankers and Wall Streeters as the scum of the earth, maybe they should set their sights on climate alarmists like Romm who are involved in a far more nefarious plot involving a far greater number of people.