Too good to check: CNN anchor blames asteroid on global warming

We’ve seen some pretty incredible things blamed on Global Warming over the years, ranging from hurricanes, tornadoes and blizzards to earthquakes and plunging penguin populations. But for your Sunday morning entertainment, one anchor at CNN may have finally set the bar higher than anyone else shall ever manage. Deb Feyerick was caught by the folks at Newsbusters chatting with Bill Nye, “the science guy” and suggesting that an entirely different phenomenon might be pinned on the changing climate.

CNN anchor Deb Feyerick asked Saturday afternoon if an approaching asteroid, which will pass by Earth on February 15, “is an example of, perhaps, global warming?”

Moments earlier, before an ad break, she segued from the Northeast blizzard to a segment with Bill Nye “the science guy,” by pointing to global warming: “Every time we see a storm like this lately, the first question to pop into a lot of people’s minds is whether or not global warming is to blame? I’ll talk to Bill Nye, ‘the science guy,’ about devastating storms and climate change.”

As they come back from the break, she pitches the idea which seems to leave even Bill Nye flummoxed. Let’s go to the video, again, courtesy of Newsbusters.

Talk about something else that’s falling from the sky and that is an asteroid. What’s coming our way? Is this an effect of, perhaps, of global warming or is this just some meteoric occasion?

I’m not exactly sure what a “meteoric occasion” is or what would qualify as one. At first glance it sounds like some sort of theme party in Manhattan, but then you never really can tell what those folks are up to. Would a flood be either something caused by global warming or a precipitationic occasion? I’m almost afraid to ponder how she might describe frogs falling from the skies. Besides, if Ms. Fayerick had done her homework she would have found that Rachel Maddow already did a thorough investigation and discovered the cause of asteroids… the Tea Party.

In any event, I’ll leave you to have fun with this one.