Did Global Warming Destroy My Hometown?

“Climate scientists have become the abortion doctors of the scientific establishment: maligned, ridiculed, harassed, and even physically threatened.”

Perhaps. But with good reason.

Seth Fletcher writes in Popular Science:

The tornado that destroyed my hometown was born in an otherwise unremarkable atmospheric collision over the American Central Plains. On May 22, 2011, a geostationary satellite 22,300 miles overhead recorded a large collection of cloud lines drifting over southeastern Kansas. At around 2 p.m, one of the cloud lines exploded, like a cartographic-scale dry-ice bomb. Dense white vapors poured from nothing, and over the next five hours the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration monitored the growing supercell thunderstorm as it drifted toward a three-letter abbreviation on the map: “JLN”…

In Joplin, a common explanation for abnormal weather is “It’s all cyclical.” These things have happened before, and they will happen again. But this explanation ignores an uncontestable fact: The world is different now than it was when the Tri-State tornado hit, or when the Great Plains became a dust bowl. We’re the ones who changed it. The process we’ve set in motion is unpredictable enough that we can’t know for certain what kind of world we’ll have in 20 or 50 or 100 years. But we won’t be able to say we couldn’t have seen it coming.

Click to read Fletcher’s entire saga.

One thought on “Did Global Warming Destroy My Hometown?”

  1. OUR PLANET IS A SELF HEALING PLANET. THE SUN CONTRIBUTES TO ALL OF THIS WEATHER PATTERN.

    MY HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER MR. WRIGHT BACK IN THE 1969 WAS SHOWING US HOW THE SUN EXPLOSIONS
    AFFECT CLIMATE CONDITIONS.. SO WHAT NOTHING NEW THERE..

    SO THAT MEANS WE CAUSE VOLCANOES BY DRILLING AND EXTRACTING OIL SHALE.? SOME SCIENTISTS
    ARE JUST PLAIN STUPID OR GETTING PAID BY EXTREMISTS LIKE AL GORE OR SOROS..L

    GOD HAVE MERCY||||||

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