I had a Facebook discussion with Dr. Roy Spencer this morning, because he wrote a note about only having one trick-or-treater show up at the door of his home this year. I quipped:
“I blame global warming.” to which he wryly replied: “You can’t go out tonight kids because it’s almost 1 degree warmer than when your great-grandparents went trick-or-treating!”.
Chuckling, I replied: “surely somewhere, that argument has been made. That “climate change” will affect Halloween. Here, the EDF using the holiday as an excuse to write a scare story: http://blogs.edf.org/…/a-real-halloween-horror-story…/
Without getting into the details, here is their claims, the only one of which has any truth is #5, but would be better served by saying “don’t believe” rather than “deny”, as in 58% of Americans don’t believe in ghosts.
- Extreme weather is becoming more extreme
- Tipping points loom in near future
- Coastal communities battle sea level rise
- Humans are nearing uncharted climate territory
- Many American politicians deny the problem
And the EDF doesn’t stop there, they produced a series of posters for teachers to put up in the classroom:
Indeed, and that wasn’t the only example of climate zealots trying to co-opt Halloween for a climate agenda, I found many others:
- Scary Climate Change Facts to Haunt your Halloween
- Does Halloween Candy Contribute to Climate Change And Destroy the Environment?
- A common ingredient in Halloween candy is contributing to climate change
- Groups’ Halloween Message to Ducey: Climate Change is Scary
- These 3 climate change Halloween costumes will make you the biggest jerk at the party.
- Four of the Scariest Things About Climate Change
- Climate change is scary enough for Halloween
- Samantha Bee’s Halloween Climate Change Spooktacular (video)
As Dr. Roy quipped in his final Facebook comment, when it comes to climate change zealotry “Never let a good holiday go to waste.”