Remember last winter when parts of our country were experiencing record-breaking snowfall and cold? Every third post on Facebook was something like this: “More snow forecast for tonight. I guess that’s ‘global warming’ for you, huh?”
The message wasn’t very subtle: global warming was a myth. The underlying message was less obvious: “I am an indoctrinated conservative who believes whatever the rich tell me, and they say global warming is a myth, so I am citing snow as an example of this.” + “I don’t know much about climate or science, but I do know what Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck tell me.”
I am honestly baffled by this kind of thinking, since I tend, as a thinking adult, to listen to the scientific community and moderate media sources for my news about the climate. I don’t listen to politicians (liberal or conservative), and I certainly don’t listen to the church or Facebook conservatives when it comes to matters of science and research.
I’m telling you all this because we in the south are in the midst of a heat wave and drought that are thought to be among the worst in history. But it can’t be due to global warming, because it snowed last winter. But hey, don’t take my word for it or anyone else’s. You have the internet or you wouldn’t be seeing this page, so go find out for yourself about climate change. I recommend you look here first: NOAA Report on Climate Change. But if the truth is a little bit too scary for you, there is always Fox News.