WZTV - Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

White House Says "Polar Vortex" Due to Global Warming

Stream Fox 17 newscasts LIVE starting with Fox 17 This Morning at 5 am and News at 9 pm.


FOX News--The Obama administration is pushing back against skeptics who claim this weeks polar vortex of cold weather is proof global warming is a myth, saying weather patterns such as these are actually a result of climate change.

ALSO READ: Polar Vortex Explained


In a post on the official White House blog Wednesday, the administration starts by saying no single weather event proves or disproves climate change.


If youve been hearing that extreme cold spells, like the one were having in the United States now, disproves global warming, dont believe it, Dr. John Holdren, President Obamas science adviser, says in a video included in the blog post.


However, the White House says extreme cold spells can actually be attributed to global warming, and that such weather patterns will likely appear with more frequency as climate change continues.


This weeks cold spell is of a type theres reason to believe may become more frequent in a world thats getting warmer, on average, because of greenhouse-gas pollution, the blog states.


Some Republican commentators and lawmakers have raised questions about the veracity of global warming amid the bitter blast of cold temperatures that rocked most of the U.S.


Sen. Jim Inhofe, a member of the Senate Environmental Committee, said Tuesday weather events such as the polar vortex prove global warming is a hoax.


"First of all global warming is not taking place it's kind of laughable right now with all the records that are being set," Inhofe, R-Okla., told Fox 23.



Follow us on Twitter @wztv_fox17 and LIKE us on Facebook for updates.