It has been a hot summer across much of the United States. Nothing unusual about that, but global warming alarmists, eager as always to parlay ignorance into greater control over the economy, have been quick to attribute every hot day to human-induced global warming. So, when it got so hot in Oklahoma that street lights actually melted, liberals were all over it. Obama administration mouthpiece Think Progressposted the photo below, with these comments:
WOW. It’s so hot in Oklahoma that the streetlights are melting. …
Meanwhile, a senator from Oklahoma, James Inhofe (R), is a major climate denier.
Wow, is that dramatic, or what? It’s gotta be due to CO2! If it gets any hotter, the other side of the street light will melt too!
Other liberals spread the photo of the melting street light on Twitter, and they issued challenges to Sen. James Imhofe, who is a climate realist:
Well-known global warming alarmist Bill McKibben immediately saw the power of the image of the melting street light and tweeted about it:
Well, what can you say? At some point, the evidence is so overwhelming that we deniers will just have to give up the battle. I mean, when it is so hot that street lights are melting…Oh, wait! More information is coming in about that melting street light! It turns out it melted because it was right next to a dumpster fire:
The material in question melts at a temperature of around 266 degrees Fahrenheit. Which, I suppose, explains why the light only melted on one side. The guy who took the photo obviously knew that it was a fraud.