So: "A poll due for release on Wednesday shows that a large majority of Americans believe that this year’s unusually warm winter, last year’s blistering summer and some other weather disasters were probably made worse by global warming. And by a 2-to-1 margin, the public says the weather has been getting worse, rather than better, in recent years." Now, to be sure, it is only an online poll, and let's remember that linking specific weather events to "global warming" is what allows "climate skeptics" to pretend that an icy day in April disproves the idea that we are mucking up the climate, but if people really are starting to come around to the idea that this thing is actually happening that's very good news! I would say given another ten years of education on the subject, plus the growing number of omnipresent fires, floods and drought, and eventually we will be ready to do something about this problem. So let's all meet back here in 2022 when we can start the process of discussing possible solutions. We're gonna win this thing!
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012