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  •  Weather news (2+ / 0-)
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    northsylvania, Calamity Jean

    The sad part is that MSM gives a statement about temperature in Russia and around the globe, PERIOD!  They make no effort to explain these phenomena, but instead leave it to the public to connect the dots.  

    I am not dumbing down the public, but I would venture to guess that they have no idea what this means, other than there will be a shortage of wheat exported.  They may think, oh my, price of wheat based products will increase at grocery store and stop there.

    A program that will take the time to discuss that extreme temperatures are more than grocery prices.  I am all for a weekly program that explains science.  It could include warming, fracking, etc.  If the public started to learn more about the science behind endeavors.  I hope MSNBC is listening!

    •  ABC news had a piece on (0+ / 0-)

      last night. I came upon in the last minute and a half, but what I saw did try to pull all the weather extremes: heat, drought, storms, floods, etc., as part of a pattern of climate change.

      But so much more needs to be done. Most of the average public isn't going to go and even read a decent book on climate change, or go to climateprogress or realclimate, or read articles on it. So they're not seeing the patterns.

      "No experience of the failure of his policy could shake his belief in its essential excellence."

      by Anon in Ohio on Sat Aug 07, 2010 at 07:52:28 AM PDT

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