The latest garbage political opinion from Hollywood involves a writer for the beloved Muppets series making a lefty political point about a horrific natural disaster that killed almost 100 people this weekend.
Yeah, why not score political points in the immediate aftermath of a tragedy?
And not only was the statement put out by The Muppets writer and producer Nell Scovell callous, but it was extremely stupid. The Hollywood producer – who also has credits on The Simpsons, Warehouse 13, NCIS, Charmed, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch – tweeted that the tornadoes which killed around 80 people in Kentucky over the weekend happened because Republicans in Kentucky haven’t legislated against climate change.
Scovell actually wrote on December 11, “Sorry Kentucky. Maybe if your 2 senators hadn’t spent decades blocking legislation to reduce climate change, you wouldn’t be suffering from climate disasters.”
So tornadoes, which have always been a part of weather patterns in the central U.S., are now caused by climate change? Kentucky has been in an area of the country that has been dubbed “Tornado Alley” since 1952. We don’t want to take away from the horrific loss of life from this storm, but tornadoes in this part of the country have been commonplace for years and years.
And what’s worse, she’s putting the blame on politicians who haven’t voted for Green New Deal type legislation. It seems that Republicans have evil powers that would make Lex Luthor envious.
Remember citizens, vote Blue in 2022 to make sure that Republicans can’t use weather control to kill innocent civilians!
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Also, the science behind Scovell’s statement might not be as evident as she claims. Though tech and business outlet Quartz.com interpreted the disaster as probably being linked to climate change (because that’s just their religious view of the world) the website acknowledged that scientists aren’t sure about the extent to which tornadoes and extreme weather events are tied to climate change.
The piece cited quotes from a U.S. climate change study. One states:
tornadoes, hail, and thunderstorms, are also exhibiting changes that may be related to climate change, but scientific understanding is not yet detailed enough to confidently project the direction and magnitude of future change.”
Another quote states:
Although the United States has experienced several significant thunderstorm wind events (sometimes referred to as “derechos”) in recent years, there are not enough observations to determine whether there are any long-term trends in their frequency or intensity.”
Hmm interesting. Another interesting point Quartz acknowledged is that these tornadoes and extreme weather events have been decreasing in terms of death and destruction since 1972. “In fact, the death toll associated with tornadoes has declined significantly since the 1970s, with a few exceptions,” the site stated.
Of course, Kentucky’s recent tragedy was one of these exceptions and God rest the victims’ souls, but if someone started saying that tornadoes in the Midwest are clearly part of a new climate change phenomenon, we’d be wondering if they were born yesterday.