Can you say global warming?
The Kansas City Star
Step outside and feel the balmy warmth.
That’s not normal. As we approach winter, temperatures are threatening to reach a record high today of 70 degrees in Kansas City.
Can you say global warming? Meanwhile Northern California got hammered over the weekend with a powerful downpour with accompanying strong winds.
It’s the third storm system to hit the area in less than a week. Some parts got up to an inch of rain per hour.
Can you say global warming? And there is the ongoing problem of the drought gripping the bread basket of the United States.
The human-fed climate-change condition is melting polar ice caps, raising ocean levels, swamping beaches, putting more water vapor in the air and causing weather conditions overall to be more extreme.
Some are taking the fear-generating conditions too far, pointing to the Mayan calendar, which supposedly foretells the end of time on Dec. 21. Certainly global warming and the acceleration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are concerns.
But the deadline to act to reverse the damage is likely further off than a couple of weeks. Congress President Barack Obama can’t even figure out a solution to the fiscal cliff before then.
Global warming, greenhouse gases, more Superstorm Sandys — they’ll just have to wait.