If It’s Freezing Outside, That Must Mean…

By Keith Kloor | January 26, 2013 5:06 pm

I’m such a piker that I always think it’s neat when 10 or 20 people retweet me. Occasionally, when the planets are aligned, several dozen will retweet a piece of mine or something interesting I may have said in 160 characters.

I mean, it’s not like I’m Donald Trump, who has over 2 million followers. Oh, look, here’s one of his from yesterday that was retweeted 1,200 times:

Rupert Murdoch, not to be outdone by such a wannabe mogul, chimed in today with this tweet:

“And that’s the way it is,” as a news anchor used to say every night before signing off. At least that’s where we still are with this weather/climate misunderstanding. Or maybe with Trump and Murdoch this is just a case of, as Forrest Gump famously said:


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About Keith Kloor

Keith Kloor is a NYC-based journalist, and an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University. His work has appeared in Slate, Science, Discover, and the Washington Post magazine, among other outlets. From 2000 to 2008, he was a senior editor at Audubon Magazine. In 2008-2009, he was a Fellow at the University of Colorado’s Center for Environmental Journalism, in Boulder, where he studied how a changing environment (including climate change) influenced prehistoric societies in the U.S. Southwest. He covers a wide range of topics, from conservation biology and biotechnology to urban planning and archaeology.


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