Talk about bad timing.

Snowstorms are pounding the east coast today and threaten to put a damper on the big protest against coal in Washington, D.C., today. The pro-coal nutjobs have never been afraid to let facts get in their way and will leverage it for every Drudge headline possible.

Might I suggest a moratorium on holding global warming protests during the winter? It's too easy for the pro-coal lobby to undermine the message with hysterical shrieks about the snow and how it means global warming has been called off.

I've said it a lot, I'll say it again — weather is not climate, climate is not weather. Weather is what is happening outside today. It's snowing. Climate is what the weather is like for the entire planet over periods of decades.

It's snowing today, but the planet is still warming and coal is still the enemy of mankind. Now go shovel your driveway. Better yet, come shovel mine.

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.

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