A writer and climate change denier was schooled on social media... and it was glorious.
Lorrie Goldstein, who writes for the daily tabloid the Toronto Sun in Canada, thought it would be a wise move to challenge the science behind climate change and global warming on Twitter of all places.
In a tweet posted last week, Goldstein said: "Next time a Social Justice Warrior tells you “science is settled” on global warming, ask them to explain the science. Then watch the fun."
Now, for all those people furiously storming towards their keyboards to explain exactly how global warming works, y'all can take a breather, because someone's already done it for you.
Toronto based writer, and social media hero, Karen Geier told Goldstein in no uncertain terms exactly how climate change has happened, is happening and the dangers it poses.
I believe the scientific phrase you're looking for is: "Oh snap!" We're also going to incorporate "you colossal donut" into our everyday insult vocabulary.
For those of you who don't like reading composite tweets, here's the entire explainer laid out:
Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere (methane, carbon dioxide, etc.) let visible light pass through, but absorb infrared light
This causes the earth to heat up.
The warmer atmosphere emits more infrared light, which tends to be re-absorbed
Since the industrial age began around 1750, atmospheric carbon dioxide has increased by 40% and methane has increased by 150%.
Such increases cause extra infrared light absorption, further heating Earth above its typical temperature range (even as energy from the sun stays basically the same).
Energy that gets to Earth has an even harder time leaving it causing Earth’s average temperature to increase–– producing global climate change.
Emissions are measurable. Temperature changes are measurable. The effects are measurable.
They lead to the same conclusion. 97% of scientists agree. The standouts have ties to fossil fuel industries.