“Police don’t know if the unarmed man was innocently walking down the street when he was brutally jumped by racist police” — TV News Reporter, someday.
California wildfires have been blamed on the drought, which of course is absolutely caused by Climate Change. We know this because it is so logical that no one needs to do responsible scientific investigation.
The same researchers may want to look into the midwestern floods and crop damage:
Some Midwest Farmers’ Crops Falter in Record RainsWeeks of record rainfalls drenched Don Lamb’s cornfields this summer, drowning some plants and leaving others yellowed, 2 feet tall and capable of producing little, if any, grain.
The 48-year-old central Indiana farmer can’t recall anything like the deluges he’s seen from late May on this summer; the latest was a 4-inch downpour a week ago. Neither can his father, who’s been farming for 50 years.
Okay, it’s historic rainfall in one place, and historic drought in another. Normal weather where I live. From the same story:
The Midwestern Regional Climate Center in Champaign, Illinois, is looking into the causes of the rain-sodden summer — Illinois saw twice the normal amount of rain for the month of June alone — including whether the largest El Nino system in a decade or climate change played a role.
I think that’s what they do at the Midwest Regional Climate Center every day. Rain or no rain. Right? — Dave
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East-central Illinois farmer Mark Henrichs isn’t sure whether the crippling rains, which came three years after a devastating drought, might be tied to changes climate scientists have predicted global warming might bring. But the 58-year-old knows they were highly unusual.
When you shatter rainfall records that have been existed for over 100 years, it does make you wonder … If you’re shattering rainfall records that are that old, you have to be experiencing atrocious damage. That goes hand in hand,” said Henrichs, who has farmed for 40 years near Chatsworth, Illinois.
Is your house in the “hundred year” floodplain? Mine isn’t and I sined a document to that effect at my closing. Of course if there is a “hundred year floodplain,” then it stands to reason that awful weather might happen every now and then — even worse than the weather your dad remembers.