I’ve been reading and studying the whole anthropogenic global warming issue for over 20 years, and this seems like something that would have been written back in 1995. Alarmists keep regurgitating the same old tired talking points
You can say this for 2011: There’s never been a year quite like it.
Dangerous summer heat waves scorched the Midwest and East with record-high temperatures, causing at least 64 deaths. An unprecedented drought in Texas forced the government to declare the entire state a natural disaster area. Intense rainfall and snowmelt caused record flooding of the Mississippi River across the Midwest and South. Sea level is rising faster along the East Coast than it has for at least 2,000 years. Arctic sea ice fell to the lowest extent on record in July, with virtually no ice found off Alaska.
All this follows a slew of other climate-change related disasters (floods, blizzards, tornadoes) that have cost hundreds of lives, caused billions of dollars in damage and left some wondering: What’s going on?
Weather never happened before someone used a lot of energy to publish an Internet site like the Huffington Post.
The unmistakable answer is clear: Climate change is no longer an abstract problem; climate change is here now; its effects are spinning out every single day across the planet. The impacts are wide-ranging, and increasingly they’re intruding upon all aspects of our lives — from increasing extreme weather events to rising sea levels that threaten densely populated coasts to the increasing instability of food and water supplies to our suffering health. According to the World Health Organization, hundreds of thousands of people are already dying from climate-related deaths each year.
Oh, noes, it’s here. Now. Right now. Prior to whatever point in time the Warmists point to at this time, the climate of the Earth was completely stable.
As the daily toll of climate change mounts, it’s time to embrace the reality that the United States can wait no longer for meaningful action. Climate change is happening now, we are causing it, and the costs of inaction — to us, to plants and animals, to the physical world that we depend on — are too steep to ignore and pass to the coming generations.
In other words, the writer, Kassie Siegel, is recommending that….Someone Else be forced to do something. Perhaps if the True Believers would practice what they preach, their pet cult wouldn’t be losing disciples. Seemed kinda deja vu to write that, too.