First CNN’s Deb Feyerick made the media-accepted claim that any extreme weather event can be tied to global warming — even snow. Here’s Feyerick, via Newsbusters, reporting on winter-storm Nemo:
“Every time we see a storm like this lately, the first question to pop into a lot of people’s minds is whether or not global warming is to blame? I’ll talk to Bill Nye, ‘the science guy,’ about devastating storms and climate change.”
But then I hope she was joking when she said this about the asteroid that’s due to make a close pass to Earth on Friday:
“Talk about something else that’s falling from the sky and that is an asteroid. What’s coming our way? Is this an effect of, perhaps, of global warming or is this just some meteoric occasion?”
Bill Nye, however, declined to answer her question.