Saturday, July 23, 2011

Our "low" in Elizabeth last night was 89 degrees. Was up to 101 when I checked today. Now 94. I walked - very slowly - over to Gina's, fed cats & ran a/c for an hour. But it wasn't too bad in there. The cats had their appetites. Tomorrow a more "normal" mid-nineties then a cool front that may or may generate some showers.

I believe in  climate change, & that the accelerated change is caused by humans. The change isn't indicated by any single weather event, not even this three day blast of heat or last winter's blizzards,  but by an increasing frequency of extreme weather hot & cold, wet & dry. I don't think we're going to do much about it. Most Americans accept  some degree of human-caused climate change, but we'll always opt for jobs, cheaper energy, short term benefits. Opposition to climate change science does not come mostly from the scientific community. It comes from the business community, corporations, in a weird alliance with conservative Christians.  They succeeded in making Al Gore an object of ridicule. But not making him president was one of the greatest mistakes this nation has ever made as we drift ever closer to a total plutocracy.


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