Drought, fires, record 1st day of summer after record warm winter and 2 words dare not be spoken in the US Capitol: Global Warming— Jonathan Weisman (@jonathanweisman) June 24, 2012
More than 10,000 Colorado residents have been displaced by wildfires. People in El Paso County, Colo., and elsewhere in the state are anxious and suffering.
So, naturally, it’s a great time to bring up global warming!
At least that’s what New York Times congressional reporter Jonathan Weisman seems to believe.
As you might expect, the global warming angle is popular among Twitter’s environmentalists:
President Barack Obama put forth a similar viewpoint last year, when discussing Texas’ wildfires:
“You’ve got a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change,” Obama told donors referring to [Gov. Rick] Perry.
Most, we suspect, are not especially interested in assigning blame right now; they are worried about their homes and just want to find someplace comfortable to sleep at night.