There are few certain things in life — death and taxes being perhaps the most famous constants.

Add this one to the list: anytime it's particularly cold or snows more than usual, some ignorantly smug climate change denialist will publicly chortle and ask "where are your global warming gods now!?"

The Drudge report loves to pair extreme winter weather headlines with headlines about global warming.

Matt Drudge is famous for pairing a headline about an extreme winter weather event with a snarky headline panning climate change (see above for example). Global warming denialists falsely equate weather with climate (climate = weather X time) when it suits their PR spin; you never hear them talking about global warming being an Al Gore-inspired hoax during summer heat waves.

After Washington, D.C., just got buried by Snowpocalypse 2010, everything in the city shut down — 42 inches of snow will do that to the best of cities. One of the events canceled was a Senate hearing on climate change. That was enough to fire up the whole gaggle of climate change denialists and will keep them busy for the next few days. Republican Sen. Jim DeMint got extra points for working in Al Gore when he tweeted "It's going to keep snowing in DC until Al Gore cries 'uncle'".

It would be kind of funny if we weren't talking about the people who write all the big rules. Political considerations trump actual science far too often, especially when we're talking about climate change.

Just to be clear: snow and cold doesn't disprove the reality of global warming, even if it's really, really cold and snowy.

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Shea Gunther is a podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur living in Portland, Maine. He hosts the popular podcast "Marijuana Today Daily" and was a founder of Renewable Choice Energy, the country's leading provider of wind credits and Green Options. He plays a lot of ultimate frisbee and loves bad jokes.

GOP fails basic climate science 101, again
In a sadly predictable move, Republican Senator Jim DeMint cites Washington, DC's Snowpocalypse 2010 as proof that climate change is an Al Gore inspired hoax. S