Sunday, February 21, 2010
HENDERSON, Nevada — US President Barack Obama on Friday rebuked climate change skeptics who argue that piles of snow dumped on the United States during a frigid winter cast doubt on global warming science.
“We just got five feet of snow in Washington,” said Obama, when asked about alternative energy projects during a town hall meeting in Nevada.
“Opponents of climate change, they say — ‘see look at that, there is all this snow on the ground — this doesn’t mean anything.'”
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“I want to just be clear that the science of climate change doesn’t mean every place is getting warmer — it means the planet as a whole is getting warmer.”
Obama cited the lack of snow in Vancouver during the current winter Olympics and unusual snowstorms in places like Dallas in the southern United States as examples of violent weather patterns brought on by climate change.
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