Wednesday, July 10, 2013

#191 / Fire And Water

Maybe it is just a "reporting bias." In other words, maybe increased reporting of weather events does not, actually, reflect any real or significant increase in the incidence of mammoth wildfires and flooding events.

On the other hand, maybe that "climate change" thing is actually real. I have been around the planet for almost seventy years, and I think that our weather has changed, and is continuing to change, and it doesn't seem to be for the better. 

I think it was my grandfather who first repeated to me that famous saying, that "everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it." While there is debate about the proper attribution, Mark Twain is generally given credit for this observation

The irony, today, is that we are doing something about the weather, but there is a lot of resistance to talking about exactly what! 

It isn't only Representative Bridenstine who doesn't seem to think that climate change is "real." We are avoiding the topic, I think, but if scenes like those depicted in this posting are the "new normal," we are going to have to do something about the weather. 

Or not. Maybe it is just a "reporting bias." What do you think?

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