Peter Funt writes at Monterery County Herald:
A ll I know about climate, some say, is what’s outside my window.
Across much of California this is one of the coolest summers in memory, with temperatures well below normal. In San Jose, where the average high in August is 82, so far this month it’s at 75.
Yet, on a recent day when San Jose’s high was 73 and its low 60, California’s Environmental Protection Agency released an extensive report about climate change and global warming…
Usually a plea from politicians that we “leave a better future for our children and grandchildren” is met with nods of approval followed by a chorus of yawns. Perhaps California can take the lead in changing that when it comes to the very real problems of climate change.
It won’t be easy. Not when the thermometer outside has readings in the 60s, and the very day in mid-summer that the state issues its findings on global warming, the San Jose Mercury News carries the front-page headline, “Bundle up: Parkas are in order.”