Over the last two years, the consequences of 150 years of fossil-fuel development have materialized with a vengeance. The U.S. has experienced the worst drought in 80 years, replete with unprecedented Western fires and fears of widespread crop failure. This on the heels of record-breaking U.S. spring temperatures, with record daily highs outpacing record daily lows at a staggering pace of 12:1 since the start of the year. This on the heels of record U.S. flooding throughout the Mississippi basin last year. These examples reflect only the U.S. experience, in a world where record-breaking extreme weather is becoming the norm.
In order to maintain their religion, the faithful have determined that it is OK to fabricate as many bogus statistics as their little minds can generate.
The drought is nowhere near record breaking or even particularly unusual.
Last year’s floods were not record breaking. The fire count this year is 25% below normal. The corn crop is the eighth largest on record in the US. Most of the record highs which the author refers to were from stations which didn’t exist in the 1930s. Hurricane and tornado strikes are near historic lows, and there isn’t the slightest indication that global weather extremes are abnormal.
The religious faithful have created an inane mythology, which will be viewed in the future as an exceptional blip in human stupidity. These flaming morons actually believe that they have the capability to change the imaginary climate which they have created in their minds.
How about starting with something simpler, like balancing the budget and getting unemployment below eight percent?