Drought And Heat Go On And On In The United States—We’ll Ignore The Causes And Ignore The People Who Are Impacted
Many places in the United States are dealing with drought conditions.
It is very dry out there in our great nation.
Changes in the climate are messing with some of America’s infrastructure. Roads and railroad tracks are buckling.
Does all this have anything to do with global warming?
Many people think this is the case.
New Scientist magazine reported recently that the severe 2011 Texas drought was made much more likely to occur by a warming planet.
Still–President Obama says very little on climate change, and Mitt Romney–despite previously saying he believed in climate change—now says he has no idea if human beings are heating up the planet.
Many farmers who are suffering from the drought want help from the federal government.
What these farmers feel about government help for others I’m not certain.
Though I bet some of them at least are not strongly in favor of government help for others besides themselves.
No worries though about any ideological inconsistencies from our nation’s farmers.
Congress was unable to agree on a drought relief bill before going on a recess and so farmers will not be getting any relief for the time being at least.
So the drought and the heat will likely go as we refuse to take a serious look at what may be causing the unusually severe weather, and as we allow farmers to keep on taking the hits.
That’s how we do things in the United States of America