Where's All the Climate-Change Finger-Pointing?

No fun to say 'We told you so' amid record heat, deadly floods
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 17, 2008 4:48 PM CDT
Flood victims wait for relief materials near a bridge washed away by floodwaters in North Lakkhimpur, about 400 kilometers (250 miles) northeast of Gauhati, India, Tuesday, June 17 2008.   (AP Photo/ Anupam Nath)
camera-icon View 2 more images

(Newser) – With the recent rash of severe and terrifying weather events, Treehugger notes a distinct lack of environmentalists pointing to the changes as evidence of global warming. The green site gives five reasons for the absence, starting with the fact that it's no fun to say "I told you so." The list in its entirety:

  1. No fun to say "I told you so" (really, Treehugger?)
  2. Statistics are messy, and it's not useful to oversimplify complex science
  3. Jumping to conclusions can lead to being jumped on by critics in the media
  4. Scientists are doing their best to be objective, and not pick and choose events
  5. Finally, everyone knows in their heart that climate change is serious