So, we’ve had some weird weather here in Smallville lately. We haven’t really had a winter, though we did have a few days of very cold temperatures; one Saturday a week or so ago, we had a light dusting of snow and the next weekend it was in the seventies. I went from sweaters and long pants and jackets and scarves to shorts and flip-flops in a matter of days.
So, yeah, what’s all this talk about climate change?
Well, let’s let Bernie Sanders take this one … at an event in Iowa last week, a young girl, obviously looking for a job with Fox News or a mentorship with Ann Coulter, stood up and asked a question of Bernie:
“From looking at the evidence I’ve seen the last few years, I haven’t seen any actual scientific evidence that global warming is actually happening.”
Since Bernie doesn’t play games, doesn’t double-speak, and doesn’t sugarcoat, he replied:
“Thank you for your question. You’re wrong. I appreciate your point of view, but I absolutely believe that climate change is real, it is caused by human activity and we need to transform our energy system away from fossil fuel.”
The fact remains that the international scientific community overwhelmingly agrees that climate change is a real and is caused by anthropogenic activities, and is starting to cause irreversible harm to our planet, including increased prevalence and severity of droughts — like California’s years long drought; stronger hurricanes — and hurricanes forming in December; floods, blizzards — as in 30 inches of snow in New Jersey in a single day; and wildfires. And let’s not even talk about the actual rising of sea levels …
Perhaps, since the GOP is so sure that climate change is fake, that’s why republicans want to cut funding to schools. Keep the younger generation stupid and in line and they’ll stop all this nonsense about global warming … or get a job at Fox or get elected to Congress.