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The science is in. Donald Trump is cold, so climate change doesn’t exist.

What more proof do you need?

Every winter brings Fox News indisputable evidence that fears of carbon pollution are just trumped up to justify the luxurious lifestyles of scientists.

And every winter, science writers have to point out the obvious, as Mother Jones‘ Chris Mooney did the other day:

1. Statements about climate trends must be based on, er, trends. Not individual events or occurrences. Weather is not climate, and anecdotes are not statistics.

2. Global warming is actually expected to increase “heavy precipitation in winter storms,” and for the northern hemisphere, there is evidence that these storms are already more frequent and intense, according to the draft U.S. National Climate Assessment.

But isn’t it easier to imagine that the richest corporation in the history of money may be trying to distract from the fact that credible scientists are nearly unanimous that climate change is real and manmade?

Nah, let the blizzard of Al Gore jokes commence and enjoy watching the Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart break down Fox News’ War on Carbon.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.