Behind my hobby farm in Morgan County is an acre pond. In the deepest part thereReally, Millard? So you are claiming that the drought this year is proof of global warming? You're claiming this one summer proves long-term temperature patterns for this 4.5 billion year old planet?
is a spillway that should be overflowing at this time of year. It isn't. The pond is 3 feet low and the fields are so hard that farmers' plows have trouble biting into the baked earth.
We elected new legislators this year with a conservative agenda. I hope they realize that global warming and climate change are not political issues. Science gave us most of the wonderful things of the modern world. Global climate change is a scientific issue and legislators need to educate themselves and take appropriate action.
There should be no ideological fight here. If legislators are wrong about health care, we will try something else in a few years; if they are wrong about global warming, people will starve.
Maybe I should point out that you even have the global warming claims wrong...global warming is supposed to cause an INCREASE in rainfall for places like the United States, not a decrease.
Here are some additional facts. The climate of the planet has been changing for 4.5 billion years and will continue to change, sometimes dramatically so. The temperature has been hotter than today and cooler. There is nothing to suggest that today's temperature is the ideal and that a warmer planet would be a bad thing. In fact, historically man has done better in warmer climates, including climates warmer than today's.
The sad thing is the politicization of the scientific debate on this issue. Scientists who dare question the politically-correct global warming, er, I mean "climate change" agenda, are ridiculed and ostracized. We need fair, honest scientific debates, not ones driven by a political agenda.