A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from January 06, 2014
Snow-Trolling

“Global warming” is a scientific and also a political issue—the political left says it exists and the political right says it doesn’t exist. When a cold day happens, members of the political right often joke about “global warming.”

Chris Hayes, the politically progressive host of MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes, wrote on Twitter about his show on January 2, 2014:

“Excited about tonight’s rundown.  A special look at the right-wing’s annual tradition of ‘snow-trolling.’”

The term “snow-trolling” (also “snow trolling,” without the hyphen) was soon the subject of many Twitter messages.


Twitter
Christopher Hayes
‏@chrislhayes
Excited about tonight’s rundown.  A special look at the right-wing’s annual tradition of “snow-trolling” #inners
6:16 PM - 2 Jan 14

Climate Denial Crock of the Week with Peter Sinclair
It’s That Time Again. The Willful Ignorance of Right Wing Snow Trolling.
January 3, 2014
It’s time again.

There’s snow, so there can’t be global warming. I guess I’ll have to update my video on this, yet again. This one is from 2009, a period of extreme winter weather in the US, just before the drought and heat events of 2010-2012 – but still applies.

Twitter
Post-Carbon Living
‏@TTWycombe
A new phrase for our 2014 lexicon: “snow trolling” http://climatecrocks.com/2014/01/03/its-that-time-again-the-willful-ignorance-of-right-wing-snow-trolling/
8:39 AM - 3 Jan 14

Washington (DC) Examiner
BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes complains of Drudge-fueled ‘snow-trolling’ on global warming
BY CHARLIE SPIERING | JANUARY 3, 2014 AT 8:48 AM
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes is tired of conservatives snarking about global warming every time it gets cold.

During his show Thursday evening, Hayes complained of the “strange bizarre underworld of climate trolls” that came to life when Matt Drudge ironically linked an article on the Drudge Report about cold weather.

“Of course, no one ever said that climate change meant it wouldn’t ever be cold,” Hayes said defensively, calling the annual tradition “willful stupidity” of conservatives “who delight being on the wrong side of history.”

Media Matters for America
Chris Hayes Lambastes Right-Wing Media’s “Annual Tradition Of Snow-Trolling”
Video ››› January 3, 2014 9:05 AM EST ››› MEDIA MATTERS STAFF
From the January 2 edition of MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes: ...

Twitter
Media Matters
‏@mmfa
Snow trolling: an annual tradition wherein the right-wing media uses winter, snow, and ice to disprove global warming http://mm4a.org/1f0kW4c
8:39 PM - 3 Jan 14

The Raw Story
Conservative snow-trolling of global warming expected to reach record highs today
By Scott Kaufman
Monday, January 6, 2014 13:35 EST
Conservatives are having a field day “sticking it” to liberals about the weather. They have no time for scientific theories like “Arctic amplification,” which only perfectly models how general warming trends can lead to increasingly severe cold snaps. After all, like evolution, Arctic amplification is “just a theory.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Monday, January 06, 2014 • Permalink