Friday's HOT MIC

Friday's HOT MIC

You knew this was coming:

From the article, which manages to combine the Times's twin bugbears of Trump and "climate change" in one neat, year-ending package:

Indeed, parts of the East Coast are bracing for record-breaking New Year’s Eve temperatures. New York City is forecast to experience its coldest New Year’s temperatures since the 1960s. But Mr. Trump’s tweet made the common mistake of looking at local weather and making broader assumptions about the climate at large.

Climate refers to how the atmosphere acts over a long period of time, while weather describes what’s happening on a much shorter time scale. The climate can be thought of, in a way, as the sum of long periods of weather.

Or, to use an analogy Mr. Trump might appreciate, weather is how much money you have in your pocket today, whereas climate is your net worth. A billionaire who has forgotten his wallet one day is not poor, anymore than a poor person who lands a windfall of several hundred dollars is suddenly rich. What matters is what happens over the long term.

Not only are they stupid, they're pedantically stupid. It never seems to occur to the Left that one of the things we most loathe about them is their unctuous, smug, hectoring sense of superiority.