I Consider it one of the Major Tragedies of our Time that the Entire ISSUE of "Global Warming/Climate Change" ...has been Turned into "Politics as Usual".
When we LOOK around at the Planet, and SEE, with our EYES, and NOTICE the Unending Series of Record Heat Waves and Droughts...that have been Affecting us ALL for Years, and we Notice the Melting Glaciers ALL Over the Planet; when we SEE that in ONE DAMN DAY....the ENTIRE Greenland Ice Sheet last Summer - Suffered Horrendous Melting, and the Satellite PROOF of this is ON the Internet, if Anyone CARES about...Facts; when we Observe the Ferocity of Both Summer AND Winter Storms INCREASING, and Floods of Catastrophic Dimensions...Becoming Commonplace; Heck, we Even SEE clear MIGRATION Patterns in Wildlife as Many Species ADAPT to the Changes....There Can be - NO DOUBT that the Planet is - WARMING !
It's a Shame that the OIL and Coal Industries have Persuaded so Many Pundits on the Right to Trumpet the "Hoax of Global Warming", and Chalk the Whole Problem up to an "Invention" of - Al Gore, and a "Liberal Agenda" to "Raise Taxes".
We...NEED to Differentiate: Between the 2 Issues.
IS...the Planet...WARMING Up?, and WHAT do we Need to DO about it !
But, for SOME Reason, and I'm Not Exactly Sure WHAT that Is: The Right Has FELT that they Dare NOT - ADMIT the Warming is ACTUALLY going On, because then...WHAT?, they would HAVE to Go along with the UN Carbon Capture Plans, and Raise Taxes to the Moon to Wean Us off of Fossil Fuels ???
NOT Necessarily !
There NEEDS to be an HONEST Discussion about WHAT...should we DO about the Problem, if we CAN Make a Difference.
Instead, ALL we Hear from the RIGHT...is...it's "A Hoax!"
NO, Dammit! It's NOT !!!
When I Read in this Article, that NOAA has Recorded - ABOVE Average...MEAN Global Temperatures for 332! - STRAIGHT Months, (and THAT is - MANY Years in a ROW!)...it Says to me that we URGENTLY need to REACH the People in America who are In Deep Denial, and HELP them, SOMEHOW - to just LOOK at the SIMPLE Facts, and STOP Listening to Pundits Throwing Out Attack Statements that the Oil and Gas and Coal Industries...Have PAID FOR !!!
I...Personally See - Al Gore as an Opportunist, YES, and a Hypocrite for his Huge Energy Consumption, Personally...But I Don't Get...ANY of My INPUT on Climate Change...from AL GORE !!!
I get it from...SIMPLE...Record Keeping Data that are coming at us Constantly, that Prove, Beyond a Shadow of a DOUBT, that the Global Warmup is, in Fact, Advancing...EXPONENTIALLY, Faster with Each Passing Decade, and That SEA Level is Already RISING, and ALL of this will Continue to Cause Worse Droughts, Floods, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and Blizzards; ALL we Can DO...is TRY and Develop a Sensible Strategy to DEAL with It.
IF....EVERY Car on the Road, Worldwide, STOPPED Tomorrow, and EVERY Power Plant and Industry Smokestack STOPPED, Tomorrow; the TREND we are Witnessing would STILL Move against us...for 30-50 YEARS !!!!!!
WAKE UP !!!
We ...Can ARGUE about an Intelligent WAY to DEAL with This Problem, but for God's Sake, we MUST stop PRETENDING it Isn't REAL !!!