Linda McQuaig can’t understand why people don’t equate Summer with [fill in favorite disaster du jour] (it’s the same every year!)
As one sweltering day melted into another this month, it occurred to me that perhaps climate change is a hoax.
How else to explain the way the media all but ignore the subject of climate change in the midst of extreme weather? Is it weird to think there could be a connection?
So I felt relieved last week when CBC TV’s The National announced a report on this summer’s “wicked weather.” Finally, I felt sure I’d hear something raising the climate change question.
But the report focused on “storm chasers” — people who follow tornadoes for a hobby. And it raised the question of whether the wild weather could affect our insurance rates. Not a word about whether the unusual heat, drought and storms could be a symptom of what we’re doing to the planet.
One could easily conclude there’s not much being said about climate change because it isn’t a factor.