What is the biggest lie on the left? These days, it’s hard to say. No crisis at the border? The world will end in 12 years? Virtually everything in their platform is so distant from the truth that it feels like another language.
A few years ago, the biggest lies on the left were that Barack Obama was a good president and that climate change was the most important issue facing humanity. Both lies still persist, but they seem to get overshadowed by the socialist agenda and virtually anything the new, young squad of Democrats say.
Well, CNN has had enough of us voters ignoring their agenda. They want to push the climate change agenda, and they’ll go to any lengths to do so. It’s why they were recently caught in an embarrassing lie.
They thought they were being crafty. All they did was post a picture and call it an example of climate change. Apparently, even something that simple is beyond CNN’s capacity to fact check. Now, they have to deal with the fallout. Perhaps a more complete telling is in order.
CNN really outdid themselves. The official Twitter account for the network published a photo of sled dogs. In the photo, the dogs can be seen trudging through standing water. According to CNN, this water is atop the Greenland ice shelf.
They tweeted the picture to show how far global warming has come and push the fear-mongering idea that the world really will end in 12 years.
Naturally, liberals rallied behind the tweet. Even though they don’t watch CNN, they’re happy to virtue signal when the official Twitter account gives them that chance. They bemoaned the dangers of climate change and blamed President Trump for melting ice sheets.
It was the exact parade of stupidity you would expect. The problem for CNN and these liberals is that the story doesn’t end here.
Things turned embarrassing pretty quickly. You have probably never heard of Peter Heide Jorgensen. He’s a professor at the Greenland Natural Resources Institute. He’s not a climate change skeptic. He’s not a conservative or on the right. He’s just a researcher who noticed a stupid tweet and spoke up about it.
Before we get to that, we have to give credit where it is due. Jorgensen had no political motivation to voice his concerns. He did so entirely out of scientific integrity. He could have joined tons of climate scientists who are either complicit or active in the pushing of hyperbolic climate extremism. He did not. He saw something untrue and corrected solely for the sake of honesty and integrity.
So, what did he notice about CNN’s photo? Well, according to Jorgensen, ice melts during the summer are actually pretty common in Greenland. In fact, it’s been the norm since long before human-created CO2 became a concern. That’s pretty clear when you look at CNN’s photo next to another from 1984.
As you can see, ice has been melting in the region for more than 30 years. This is certainly not a sign of the impending climate apocalypse.
The Hard Truth
Thankfully, a clear depiction of obvious truth led to immediate backlash for CNN. They were caught peddling a lie, and now they’re paying the price. We can only wonder if their Twitter account will soon have a following as small as their cable network.
Meanwhile, actual science makes things even worse for the CNN narrative. You’ve probably heard about glacial ice in Greenland before. Climate scientists have been concerned about its rate of melt for 10 years or so.
Well, over the last year, something has happened that shocked researchers. The total ice in Greenland has grown. In fact, it has grown rapidly. NASA data suggests that the shrinking trend has completely reversed since 2016.
Al Gore told us that the glaciers would be gone around a decade ago. Revised climate science told us that melting was here to stay and that the days of arctic ice were numbered. While they were saying that, Antarctic ice grew steadily. Now northern ice is doing the same.
Can we finally admit that global climate science is really hard and predictions are unreliable at best?
Or, perhaps the left would like to continue in CNN’s direction and destroy what sliver of credibility they might still hold.
Either way, we obviously aren’t going to die from climate change in the next 12 years.