Today's been surprisingly cool for July in the NY metro area, but global warming has been all over the news lately. A recent Rolling Stone article is absolutely terrifying in it's implications. Less dire, but not too reassuring is a recent NPR piece on the "weirdness" that climate change is creating. Meanwhile, a horrific drought is threatening U.S. farm yields. A serious talk about the effects of our fossil fuel dependence is long, long overdue. What's this? A front group for the fossil fuels industry compares a climate scientist to a child molester? A major national conservative publication has reiterated the odious comparison? Wow, that's as bad as comparing hardworking scientists to a terrorist.
Shit, it's time to get serious about climate change, but the denialists are too mendacious and well-funded. They even lie about a plan begun as a "market-based solution" now being a communist plot (much like the current "Obamacare" with its mandate started off as a "market based" alternative to single-payer healthcare). I would say that there's a glimmer of hope, seeing that a prominent "skeptic" has had a change of mind, but scientists don't buy politicians, and the goddamn rubes in the states affected by the drought will blame the queers and shower hucksters who tell them to pray for rain with their dwindling disposable income, and NOTHING WILL GET ACCOMPLISHED.
I harp on this subject from time to time, but the confluence of pieces about global warming, and the idiotic attacks from denialists forced my writer's hand today.