Claim: Global Warming Is Causing Streetlamps to Melt in Oklahoma

by Greg Pollowitz

Wow! What a scoop for the investigative power, Think Progress:

WOW. It’s so hot in Oklahoma that the streetlights are melting. 

Today could be the hottest day in Oklahoma City history, 114 degrees. 

Meanwhile, a senator from Oklahoma, James Inhofe (R), is a major climate denier

Gotcha! And in  climate denier” Inhofe’s backyard, no less! What could go wrong for Think Progress?

Correction: The lamp was standing pretty close to a recent fire, so it’s likely they didn’t melt from the heat. Here’s what the photographer said: 

“Being the person that actually took this photo, I’d say that this was due to a fire semi-close by coupled with the unbelievable heat we are experiencing. Still an amazing photo and not fake as many are saying on here. Enjoy!”

Verdict: Think Progress is moronic.

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