Sunday, April 29, 2012
Noted Climate Scientist Tim McCarver Opines on Home Runs and Global Warming
00000000154c53c2 by bubbaprog
Noted 'climate scientist' Tim McCarver, former MLB catcher, opined during yesterday's Fox Sports broadcast of the Cardinals' game that climate change was causing more home runs and that climate change had help two balls fly out of the park during yesterday's game.
As usual with these types of comments, McCarver was mistaking weather for climate. Shortly after the game, violent winds struck the ballpark, collapsing a tent. One person was killed and 120 injured. Details from KMOV TV here.
Too often, we unnecessarily lose lives due to weather in the United States. We would be far better off diverting some of the excessive funding of global warming studies into making sure our weather warning system is as robust as it can reasonably be.