Friday, November 23, 2018

There's no denying the climate of Walker's tenure

In two takes:

About Walker, first, this.
Who needed those WI axed climate scientists, & their expertise? We did.
[8/28/18 updateStorms headed to all of central and southern WI just projected as worst in recent days:
"Flooding impacts will be closely tied to where the heaviest rainfall occurs," the Weather Service said. "The risk for flooding will be highest where heavy rain has already fallen over the last week or so..." 
Severe weather risk upgraded to 'enhanced'; heavy rain, large hail, 60 mph winds possible
[Walker] signed a public pledge to ignore climate change science, deleted climate change science and also deleted links to valuable climate change-storm materials from state webpages which said our changing climate was likely to bring heavier flooding.
And fired the experts who understood the predictions, you have done nothing to plan for what's happening in La Crosse, Dane County, Washington County and elsewhere this week and right now and until further notice. 
Now, this.
U.S. Climate Report Warns of Damaged Environment and Shrinking Economy
The nation’s farm belt is likely to be among the hardest-hit regions, and farmers in particular will see their bottom lines threatened.
“Rising temperatures, extreme heat, drought, wildfire on rangelands and heavy downpours are expected to increasingly disrupt agricultural productivity in the U.S.,” the report says. “Expect increases in challenges to livestock health, declines in crop yields and quality and changes in extreme events in the United States and abroad.”
By 2050, the scientists forecast, changes in rainfall and hotter temperatures will reduce the agricultural productivity of the Midwest to levels last seen in the 1980s...
The report says the Midwest, as well as the Northeast, will also experience more flooding... 
So just go.

Your wounds, self-inflicted, produced ours.

Just go. Your 11th-hour scheming to retain control to which the voters objected and rejected you is an abomination.

Just go. Because the man with the hand-drawn poster who photo-bombed your summer photo-op got it right.
Cover-flood-Walker-crJudithDavidoff-08302018.jpgJudith Davidoff photo also credited here.

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