Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five:
5. Stuart Varney
Fox Business Network anchor Stuart Varney will never be confused for a climate scientist, but his latest argument against global warming is particularly silly.
Reporting on the rescue of 52 passengers from a research ship that was stranded in Antarctic ice, Varney insisted that the presence of ice in Antarctica — along with the winter storm hammering the northeastern United States — represents evidence that the Earth is actually getting colder.
“So, it looks to me like we are looking at global cooling,” Varney said. “Forget this global warming. That’s just my opinion.”
Varney then transitioned to his next topic, “Can you invest in the weather?” Until he reads some basic facts on Antarctica (and the scientific method), I would suggest that he does not.