Well, actually, I’ve got a few images I think Rick Perry should see, but this first one is the one that inspired me to write this post.
Rick Perry and residents of the state of Texas may think he and Texas are special,.. and they are,.. but when it comes to heat records this summer, not so much. There were so many heat records set in July, if you plot them on a map and remove every other layer, as NOAA has done, you can basically make out the shape of the United States… stunning!
Nearly 9,000 daily heat records were broken or tied in July, and this is without all the data still.. the number will grow.
Of course, the point is, the whole U.S. is “warmer” than usual, much warmer. And, if you are confused about why the nighttime temperatures seem to be more extreme than the daytime temps, look into the work of climate scientists a bit more — they have been telling us for quite some time that global warming will result in more nighttime warming than daytime warming. Yes, their predictions are coming true, whether we deny the clear implications of their work or not.
Rick Perry and the GOP leadership have been denying climate scientists’ findings and recommendations in an effort to please the multi-billion-dollar pocketbooks of their fossil-fuel puppet masters. Meanwhile, this planet is heating up, and this record-breaking July could seem like nothing in the coming years.
There are a ton of climate science and heat record graphs I would love to show Rick Perry and his clan, but I have a suspicion they wouldn’t get him to do anything to address climate change anyway… so, will just share this image below that I ran across on reddit.com today, I assume it’s alluding to the fact that Texans are now working on ways to drink urine in the midst of the state’s massive drought.