White House Press Secretary Dana Perino is digging a deeper and deeper hole trying to spin the latest White House science muzzling scandal uncovered earlier this week.
In her daily press briefing yesterday, Perino stated that:
I’m sure lots of people would love to ridicule me when I say this, but it is true that many people die from cold-related deaths every winter. And there are studies that say that climate change in certain areas of the world would help those individuals.”
But according to research released this summer, the increase in extremely hot summers predicted by climate change models will lead to a higher death toll that will not be offset by fewer deaths during warmer winters.
So it looks like Perino's statement is clearly not true, or at the least not as scientifically conclusive as she would hope we could be lead to believe by the White House spin machine.