WHEN KRAUTHAMMER TRIES TO SOUND CREDIBLE ON CLIMATE SCIENCE…. Conservative media figure Charles Krauthammer took his ongoing confusion about global warming to PBS over the weekend, and managed to hurt his credibility just a little more.

Gordon Peterson explained that “there’s about a four percent more water vapor in the air now in the atmosphere than there was in the ’70s because of warmer oceans and warmer air, and it returns to earth as heavy rain and heavy snow.” Krauthammer responded:

“Look, if Godzilla appeared on the Mall this afternoon, Al Gore would say it’s global warming, because the spores in the South Atlantic Ocean, you know, were. Look, everything is, it’s a religion. In a religion, everything is explicable. In science, you can actually deny or falsify a proposition with evidence.”

Remember, Krauthammer is supposed to be one of the smarter, more influential voices in conservative politics.

What an embarrassment.

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