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it is hard to truly make an assessment just from reading articles. the mid west is in a drought, but nothing like the 30's. lake minnetonka was drying up in the 90's, then was flooding. our hurricans are worse, but their is more density of populations, and some statistics show we are in a period of fewer yearly storms than in the past. just two years ago we had record(or near) total snowfall, then last year not a lot of snow. weather is constantly changing, but we have a lot of alarmist, as well as opportunist...(carbon credits? that idea will create a whole new meaning of wealthy people)
Here is what I took away from this story, when there is a bad storm, like Katrina or Sandy Global Warming Climate Cooling Change is upon us. When there is a winter with snow there is not such thing as Global Warming Climate Cooling Change. Hmmmmmmmmm......much like weather patterns change so do people's thoughts and opinions.
Common sense dictates that you cannot pump billions and billions of tons of carbon dioxide, HFC's and urban smog into the atmosphere and not expect it to impact our weather systems. Unless, of course you live in lala land or in total denial. But then again. I guess many people do. That's why they vote Republican.
Government should do something about it? What is government going to do except force the hand-wringers to do what they could already be doing if they weren't such hypocrites? If you're so concerned, why aren't you voluntarily making the sacrifices you feel are needed? Or is the 'problem' only caused by "other people"?
I do something about it...I vote Democrat. If this country is going to get progressive around climate change, it won't happen if Republicans and their surrogate benefactors, the corporations, are in charge. The rich and connected will keep their families healthy while the rest of us choke on the industrial sewer they would spew, if allowed.
The "cargo cult" of the 21st century.
If you're worried about the ocean rising, then move away from it to higher ground. Don't ask the government to build a billion dollar wall around your city.
Many years ago, from the 1980s back, study after study showed an undeniable link between smoking and Lung Cancer; yet, a steady stream of other studies showed no link. Of course, those studies were eventually exposed as being financed by Big Tobacco or some group fronting for it. Today we have another stream of studies, financed by the koch brothers, one of their many political front groups, and other very large petroleum producers. Today's Climate Change denial machine is, however, far better financed with constant paid media spots and paid professional social media posters. And, just as unfortunately, they are joined by millions of Americans who, like smokers in an earlier era who were convinced that cigarette smoke was not a health danger, are convinced that Climate Change is some sort of "hoax." Facing the reality of overwhelming evidence would mean making major changes in their lives. This is changing over time, and hopefully the damage to the climate will be reversable when the deniers realize they were lied to by another corporate propaganda machine that just wanted to keep selling a dangerous product.
The arrogance of global warming alarmists screaming the US govt, or rather the democrats in particular, should end glbal warming says everything about their credibility. The Democrats to the rescue of the world! News Flash: Nature is far more powerful than you, and that includes democrats.
The flat earth is the center of the universe. At least that is what the deniers have said in the past. It is time to stop denying.
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