Despite lakes drying up and extreme weather, Fox News is still denying climate change and the dangers it poses. On Sunday, Marc Morano, an infamous climate denier, appeared on Fox News with his trusty side kick – a stuffed armadillo. With no charts or actual evidence, Morano insisted that the armadillo is enough to prove that climate change is just a hoax.
This is significant. The armadillo was the only animal that was used a mascot for global cooling in the 1970s… It’s not a mascot for global warming. They’re claiming the armadillo is migrating north to get out of the heat.
According to this “expert,” the armadillo was used to prove global cooling in the 70s when they began migrating south to get away from the cold. Morano seems to think that because scientists are observing an armadillo migration to the north to escape the heat, this proves climate change is a hoax. (Here’s a hint: If the armadillos are migrating north because the heat has risen to an unbearable point, which Morano offered no evidence denying, then we may seriously have an issue and the scientist are on to something.)
Here are other signs global warming that the stuffed animal has failed to discredit:
- Rising sea levels
- The rise in global temperatures
- Shrinking ice sheets
- The rising water temperatures
- Extreme weather events
- Glacial retreat
Both Fox News host Steve Doocy and Morano, much like the GOP, are in complete denial and would rather brush it off as something that isn’t a concern.
There’s nothing to worry about with global warming. So say the top scientists around the world.
Who are these so-called top scientists? Ninety-seven percent of climate experts agree that global warming is happening and caused by human activity. Nearly 200 worldwide scientific organizations agree.
It’s scary to see so many in denial about the changes that are happening right before our eyes. Regardless of when the full effects of global warming take its course, we should be active now. We owe it to our children and children’s children. Sorry Fox News, turning a blind eye and bringing a stuffed armadillo to disprove global warming makes as much sense as Helen Keller judging a bikini contest.
Check out the taxidermied armadillo below:
Featured image via video screen capture.