The Fox News host summed up measures that several countries were taking to anticipate heating shortages in the colder weather and concluded thusly: “The Europeans have discovered that the real threat to human civilization is not global warming; it never was global warming. The real threat to people is global cooling, otherwise known as winter.”
“Far more people freeze to death every year than die of heat,” Carlson said. “So when temperatures in Europe begin to drop a few months from now, this is a huge problem and that will be obvious to everyone. It’s not global warming; it’s global cooling. That’s what’s going to kill your grandmother.”
Scientists have warned for years that human-caused climate change is fueling extreme heat and drought ― but also more dangerous winter events such as blizzards and rare cold snaps in warmer climes. In addition, heat-related deaths surged 74% over a recent 36-year period.
Carlson was using Europe’s energy woes to finally say, “We need fossil fuels” but his climate change denial kept defying science.
“Barack Obama owns tens of millions of dollars of beachfront property,” Carlson said. “He knows the oceans aren’t rising.”
H/T Media Matters