December 18th, 2009
09:44 AM ET
4 years ago

DC snowstorm chills Pelosi's global warming trip

A winter storm is expected to wallop the D.C. area Saturday.

A winter storm is expected to wallop the D.C. area Saturday.

Copenhagen (CNN) - In a strange twist, a Washington snowstorm is forcing Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, to make an early departure from a global warming summit here in Denmark.

Pelosi told CNN that military officials leading her Congressional delegation have urged the 21 lawmakers to leave Copenhagen several hours earlier than scheduled on Saturday.

The Speaker said she has agreed to the new travel plan so that lawmakers can get back to Washington before much of the expected storm wallops the nation's capital.

Filed under: Nancy Pelosi
soundoff (55 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    We know it's not 'warming' anymore. It's any weather outside of 72 and sunny that is caused by CO2 emissions. How come no one ever talks about the BIGGEST greenhouse gas emission – water vapor??

    December 18, 2009 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  2. WHAT???????????

    Why are Pelosi and 20 other lawmakers in Copenhagen....(wonder if she took her extended family along on taxpayer dollars...) Our Secretary of State is there and also the President of the United States.
    Why in the world is Pelosi there????? Talk about raising the deficit...
    How much did this Pelosi ego trip cost???
    Pelosi and Reid need to go....

    December 18, 2009 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  3. asdf

    Lol first the russians hack and release the emails and now even mother nature is against this summit. All around an epic fail for an important issue that like many others we will push off until our grandkids have to deal with it. Republicans greatest comfort is that modern democrats are so disorganized and inept nothing about anything gets done but alot of feel good speeches and back patting is done all around.

    December 18, 2009 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  4. Barbour For President

    What a waste

    December 18, 2009 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  5. Hugo

    I can only hope that Nasty Pelosi gets frost bite on her twitters ....
    Although I am sure it would be hard for her to get brain freeze as air is an awesome insulator! Dennis Miller pegged it, she could lose a game of tic tac toe to a grub worm, I think she should give a speech at the assembly, it would be great comic relief!

    December 18, 2009 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  6. beevee

    Global warming is not always warm. At times it can be chilly and snowy.

    December 18, 2009 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  7. Lucasinaustin

    For the love of.... Its not a "strange twist.." This feigned confusion over how it can be cold (In December!!!!) if Global Warming exists is just absolutely ridiculous. You're talking a few degrees which has a significant impact on the global ecosystem, but no one is suggesting that Global Warming is going to make cold weather disappear.. everywhere... forever...
    Also, Global Warming can even (I'm going to blow your minds here) make certain areas COLDER.. Yes... even though its called Global WARMING. Who would of thought.. you can't learn everything about a scientific theory by simply... reading the word and inferring a meaning. And before you jump on "theory" that probably doesn't mean what you think it means either..

    December 18, 2009 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  8. Doug

    Please do not let them off the plane until they have personally paid for their flight, you know, in the spirit of transparentcy. Yes, I mean the real cost including the bar bill.

    December 18, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  9. Charlie

    I'm sure you will pay no attention to that inconvienient truth, Nancy. Having to change one's travel plans from the global warming conference to avoid a snow storm. I think we have a new textbook example of irony, yes?

    December 18, 2009 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  10. John independent from NY

    It was 24 below zero at my home this morning but that is what it should be this time of year. We just suffered an incredibly warm fall. The world is warming not doubt about it. Is the cause natural or manmade, good question. I error on the side of caution and say man has some impact on this warming. If man can make a difference and slow this down not speed this process we will be better off.

    December 18, 2009 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  11. john

    Why it is so hard for people to understand that global warming is the average of the global temperature through the year and it has nothing to do with a snowstorm in Washington DC.

    December 18, 2009 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  12. Matt C.

    This really isn't a strange warming is a poor word for the phenomenon linked to increased concentrations of greenhouse gases. A more apt word is Climate Change...hinting that more extreme weather events are to occur. Winters will be shorter and more potent at times, dumping all the rain/snow at once over a long term average...

    December 18, 2009 11:02 am at 11:02 am |

    Just Gods way of letting the left know there is no global warming. They are too busy destroying our country to see reality. The experts were found to have lied for years and they still believe the data. What fools. Everything is a catastrophe with them that needs immediate attention except for the safty of our soldiers. That's right Odumbo we remember how long it took you to decide on the safty of our troops. And thanks for giving a time frame to our enemies. Brilliant as always. If nothing else you are consistent.

    December 18, 2009 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  14. Ben

    This can only be considered a "strange twist" if you fail to understand the difference between weather and climate.

    December 18, 2009 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  15. Henry Miller, Libertarian

    Oh, yeah, just watch those temperatures climb through the roof! Global warming sure is coming!


    December 18, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  16. J.P.

    Yep, must be more of that "manmade global warming" I've been hearing so much about. See, global warming doesn't actually make things warmer, it makes them colder and snowier. Err... uhhh... Okaaaaay...

    Sort of like how "up" makes things go "down" and "in" actually makes things go "out."

    If you give a monkey a brain, he'll swear he's the center of the universe...
    and can change the weather...
    by driving an SUV.

    2010 simply can't get here fast enough.

    December 18, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  17. AJ in Austin TX

    HA HA! Where did the global warming go?

    December 18, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  18. German,Irish American

    Great, now if CNN would just report on the unusually COLD weather in Copenhagen during the dog and pony show, a.k.a. global warming summit. Also CNN, where are all the stories about the violence from the protesters at Copenhagen. If it were the teabaggers destroying property it would be headline news, but when left-wing warmers show their violent nature, the SILENCE from the MSM is deafening.

    December 18, 2009 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  19. Dennis

    How's that for irony?

    December 18, 2009 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  20. Fed Up

    Aw come on Nancy. Stay. Enjoy that hot weather the rest of the country is basking in. -14 without wind chill is absolutely balmy. Global warming is doing so much for our heating bills!

    December 18, 2009 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  21. whaley41

    Like your global warming, huh, Nancy?

    December 18, 2009 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  22. Paul Davis

    I wish she would stay away from this country forever – she is a menance to our way of life and tradations – she has no "soul" how she got to be Speaker of the House is beyond me – but strange things happen I guess.

    December 18, 2009 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  23. all the news that's fit to omit

    21 lawmakers eating filet mignon, champagne and staying in the finest rooms and FOR WHAT, so we can cut some low lifes checks for BILLIONS that we have to borrow to give to them?

    They will NOT spend the money to become green, they will spend it on EVERYTHING ELSE.

    The tribe of the "coerced and bribed" Jawn Kerry, so you can make yourself look and feel better about things?

    2010 – 2012 – you liberals have NO idea how bad you are going to lose.

    Kerry, Reid, Dodd and Pelousy, all targets.

    December 18, 2009 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  24. bob in LA

    It is a funny story on the surface! However, while "global warming" is a natural phenomenon, man's destructive nature to our eco system is not.
    Those that say nature is doing what nature does are right. We were a tropic planet prior to the ice age and we are returning to it. However, we are also helping this process accelerate at a rate that may hurt us instead of allowing for us to adopt to it.
    Poisons, pollution, uncontrolled forresting are taking a toll on nature.
    We MUST stop our wastful ways and slow the process back to what nature intends.

    December 18, 2009 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  25. AJ in Austin TX

    ROFL! Oh, I love the irony. Where did global warming go?

    December 18, 2009 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
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