The Weather Channel slammed Breitbart News Network for misusing their video in a story alleging global temperatures are cooling. Breitbart, which has a history of questioning and even mocking the validity of climate science, ran a story titled “Global Temperatures Plunge. Icy Silence from Climate Alarmists” and used a Weather Channel video explaining the wintry conditions typically caused by La Nina.
“Note to @BreitbartNews: Earth is not Cooling, Climate Change is Real and Stop Using Our Video to Mislead Americans,” The Weather Channel tweeted. They also elaborated in a statement why the Breitbart story was flawed. The House Science Committee, chaired by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX-21), retweeted the Breitbart story. Smith has taken heat recently for his climate denial and was not endorsed in the most recent election by the conservative San Antonio Express-News for his “bullying on the issue of climate change.”