Al Roker To Those Who Deny The Existence Of The Polar Vortex: “Stuff It”

January 8, 2014  |  

Rush Limbaugh is at it again, this time taking aim at the polar vortex. On Monday, the shock jock took to the airwaves to denounce the polar vortex as a political hoax. The polar vortex that has had most of the country in a deep freeze for much of the past few days, according to Limbaugh, is part of a liberal conspiracy to pressure people into believing the science behind climate change.

Al Roker was having none of it. Offering us all a basic meteorology lesson on Twitter, the morning news host posted an image from his 1950s meteorology college textbook with the section on the polar vortex circled.

“Let me tell you something, we’ve never used the phrase ‘global warming’ or ‘climate change’ in conjunction with the polar vortex,” Roker said this morning.

“So for all the doubters out there: Stuff it!” he concluded.

Separately but related, Jon Stewart took a few moments on The Daily Show the other night to sound off on climate change deniers, including members of Congress, who think that just because it’s cold out global warming can’t be happening. Sigh.

But back to the polar vortex, CNN says the polar vortex is being pushed back up to Canada, so the US will be seeing warmer temperatures by Saturday, when most places will be back to average temperatures. The extreme weather is being blamed for 22 deaths.

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