“Blindingly stupid” Global warming did not cause Exxon Valdez spill

It’s no secret that global warming campaigners think nothing of stretching the truth to the breaking point and beyond.

How about this whopper?

The LA Times ran an extensive piece citing work by Columbia University’s School of Journalism (steeped in global warming activism) that blames 1989’s Exxon Valdez oil spill on (you guessed it) global warming!

Yes unbelievably, climate alarmists now say the infamous Exxon Valdez oil spill – that multiple investigations said was caused by an inebriated captain and a crew that failed to follow proper protocol steering the vessel through Alaska’s Prince William Sound – is somehow linked to our SUV’s and smokestacks.

Fortunately this ridiculous nonsense is being called on the carpet.

The Washington Times shot back, “‘Blindingly stupid,’ ‘climate change fan fiction,’ ‘irrelevant’ and ‘ridiculous’ were among the insults hurled at the report, written by students from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism’s Energy and Environmental Reporting Project.”

“Anyone who has ever followed the story knows that the only ice responsible for the Exxon Valdez spill would be the ice cooling the captain’s many cocktails that night,” said Katie Brown of Energy in Depth. “But for anti-Exxon campaigners, no alternate theories (or should we say alternative facts?) are too outrageous to publish.”

Dr. Roy Spencer, a climate scientist at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, said, “ice always calves off glaciers, because snow falls on the mountains, and the ice flows downhill – no global warming needed.”  Read more at CFACT.org and at ClimateDepot.com.

So it appears, there they go again – ignoring the facts and attributing natural weather events, and in the case of Exxon Valdez “human error,” to global warming.  Too much of the media and academia are working in a fantasy world that exists only within their own computers.

Cheers to everyone who doused this foolishness with an icy-cold reality check.

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About the Author: Craig Rucker

Craig Rucker is the executive director and co-founder of CFACT.

  • Immortal600

    How can AGW proponents defend such outrageous claims as this? Can’t they see how preposterous that allegation is, really? Then they wonder why the average person doesn’t believe the hype. A scam is more like it.

  • Scott

    The Exxon Valdez oil spill was when the ship ran aground and was caused by not enough Global Warming! If the sea level would have been higher it would not have run aground.

  • Phil Beck

    Many will believe this analysis.

    “Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism’s Energy and Environmental Reporting Project.”…..?

    These
    school children wouldn’t be permitted to issue an analysis claiming
    anything else. This institution is training another generation of liars
    who are self-loathing, guilt-ridden and led by their nose rings to try
    to intimidate everyone with alarmism into believing their big anti-capitalism scam.