More evidence exists that Payson has its own share of weather Neanderthals. One of the Roundup’s more prolific (and dogmatic) writers recently wrote on these pages, “... so much for global warming and its computer future forecast, which all proved to be incorrect.”
These science deniers remain convinced that man has nothing to do with the increasing levels of CO2 in Earth’s atmosphere, that the recent wild temperature and precipitation fluctuations are business as usual, and that the 97 percent of the entire world’s scientists that disagree all have their heads up where the sun doesn’t shine.
He (and his opinionated, vocal friends) would do well to re-read an excellent explanation of the recent weather changes that was published in the Payson Roundup in late January. He can re-read it online at http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2014 /jan/31/whats-going-frigid-weather.
This well-written article reveals why extreme temperature fluctuations — both scorching and frigid — will become ever more frequent as a result of global warming.
And, if you have a short attention span, watch this 30-second clip from NASA showing Earth’s warming over the past 130 years: https://www.you tube.com/watch?v=EoOrtvYTKeE
Unless we all read the writing on the wall and do everything we can to support efforts to reduce the amount of carbon we’re flooding the earth with, he and his science denier friends will certainly experience the same fate as the Neanderthals.
Unfortunately, so will our children and grandchildren.