Global warming deniers losing ground
The Kansas City Star
Global warming deniers have been a quiet bunch lately.
Sure there was the iceberg that sheered off from Greenland. It was the size of Manhattan — that big place in New York, not the so-called Little Apple in Kansas.
Also, Kansas City and the rest of the Midwest are burning up with temperatures stuck above 100 degrees through this week and into the next. People doing excessive watering to keep their lawns from dying may have to arrange for a payment plan with the water department just as folks have had to because of high electric and gas bills during the cooling and heating seasons.
A drive across Missouri and parts of Kansas show that the farmers who planted corn now have long, sad faces. Their corn crop looks stunted and sun-stressed.
Consumers have to know that will mean higher food prices in the coming months, and motorists will get stung, too with higher prices at the pump because of Missouri’s special alcohol blend — also made with corn.