I rarely hit the climate change silliness, anymore. That is unless it's really silly. This is one of those times.
As we reported on Saturday, an undersea volcanic eruption near the Pacific island nation of Tonga caused a 7.4 magnitude earthquake, triggering a tsunami alert for the entire west coast of the United States. Best I can tell, three to four-foot waves and some minor flooding hit the coast, then the advisory was lifted.
No matter. “CBS Mornings” co-host Nate Burleson was on it. Burleson busted out his noted expertise in the study of undersea volcanos and climate change, and came to the only conclusion a renowned expert like Mr. Burleson could come to. The cause of the volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunamis that hit Tonga?
Climate change. No, really.
Here's Burleson, along with the equally-brilliant Gayle King, and some other guy whose name escapes me, but I don't care:
King: Telephone communication to Tonga is slowly starting to return since the eruption — but, it could take weeks to restore the internet service. Three of it's smaller islands suffered serious damage from tsunami waves that reached almost fifty feet high [she said, with faux, dramatic effect].
And then, ladies and gentlemen, the infinite wisdom of Nate Burleson:
We talk about climate change quite a bit. [King dutifully responds: “Yep.”] These stories are a harsh reality of what we're going through. And we have to do our part. Because these are more frequent.
What's-his-name enthusiastically says “Yes” — before continuing the ridiculous fearmongering about complete and utter nonsense.
And if you're on the West coast, the clock is ticking on the big one. People are worried.
Memo, dudes: Even on its best day, “climate change” does not and cannot cause volcanic eruptions. And the subsequent tsunami? I'm pretty sure [sarc] that was caused by the undersea volcanic eruption. Call it a hunch.
Watch the video, courtesy of Newsbusters:
The problem with nutty nonsense like this isn't so much the loons who blather it, but rather the low-information people who watch these shows religiously, every day, and believe without question the nutty crap they hear spewed — completely devoid of facts.
Then again, the left is never about facts.
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