At what point will climate change be threatening enough for taxpayers in the U.S. to wake up to the billowing clouds of exhaust emanating from the Pentagon war machine?
July was the hottest month ever recorded in the continental U.S., even hotter than July, 1936 -- you remember, the Dust Bowl -- when temps at least cooled down a bit at night. And July, 2015 broke some other records as well according to Deborah Zaborenko reporting for Reuters:
It was also the warmest January-to-July period since modern record-keeping began in 1895, and the warmest 12-month period, eclipsing the last record set just a month ago, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said. This is the fourth time in as many months that U.S. temperatures broke the hottest-12-months record. [emphasis mine]
Along with record heat, drought covered nearly 63 percent of the 48 contiguous states, according to NOAA's Drought Monitor...
At what point will people in the U.S. realize that disruptions to food production and water supplies are much more of a security threat than the actions of small bands of extremists in oil-rich regions?
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