Sunday, February 10, 2013

Asteroid Blamed On Global Warming?

From MRC TV via The Blaze:

CNN anchor Deb Feyerick, after wondering if the blizzard that the northeast is now digging out of was caused by global warming, apparently asks science reporter Bill Nye if global warming is to blame for an asteroid that will soon pass near the earth.  I was going to give her the benefit of the doubt because she uses the pronoun "this", which could refer to either the blizzard or the asteroid, as possibly being caused by global warming, but then she refers to "meteoric phenomena", which nowadays refers to rocks traveling through outer space and sometimes entering the earth's atmosphere.  At one time, however, the term "meteor" encompassed not only rocks from outer space, but things that fall from within our atmosphere, such as rain and hail.  A vestige of this is the term "meteorology" for the the science that studies weather.  Maybe she meant "meteorological phenomena", which would refer to the blizzard.  Watch the video and decide for yourself.

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