Farmers in Iowa, Kansas, Texas and California’s Central Valley know, as the years steadily warm:
* weather gets worse,
* droughts intensify,
* flood damage more severe,
* wildfires growing larger.
Coastal dwellers in Nantucket, Virginia Beach, Cape Hatteras, Myrtle Beach, Miami and the lowlands of Louisiana know:
* seas rise.
* tidal and storm flooding takes more land and property.
Those who live in the far north, in places like Barrow, Alaska,
* glaciers and sea ice melt.
The awful side of capitalism: would socialism be better at preventing this sort of thing? I tend to think so.
First, Senate Republicans stole Merrick Garland’s seat with unprecedented obstructionism.
Next, they nominated Neil Gorsuch - a judge with a history of ruling against workers and for corporations.
Then, evidence surfaced that Gorsuch has a pattern of plagiarism. A lecturer at Harvard Law School has said, "This is not a close call. If one of my students did this, I’d be required to report them."
NOW: Republicans just invoked the nuclear option to push through a morally bankrupt judge into a lifetime appointment for a stolen seat -- all while the president is under FBI investigation.