Bigger Tornados Are Powered By Fossil Fuel Billionaires

Thom plus logo All across Europe, when weather is severe and absolutely record-breaking, typically news reports point out that this is one of the predicted results of the current level of global warming. That kind of reporting is almost entirely absent here in the United States, because of the power and influence of fossil fuel billionaires on the Republican Party.

Americans need to know that the atmosphere has 6% more moisture in it now than it did just 50 years ago because of global warming, and more moisture means bigger tornadoes, more violent thunderstorms, worse flooding, and epidemics of wildfires.

And all the responsibility for it can be laid at the feet of the fossil fuel industry that is, every day, pumping more millions into the coffers of Republican politicians and the media.

-Thom

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deepspace 1 year 33 weeks ago
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In Republican bizarro world, filthy rich donors "Trump" their base of ignorant fools who don't deserve the many wonderful benefits of our social democracy, which they take for granted yet work to destroy. Neither does this authoritarian cult of fascists deserve our once remarkable paradise called Earth, which they also take for granted yet work to destroy.

False Religion and phony patriotism are two of the most destructive forces of the human mind, along with unregulated greed and endless violence. From dusty history books to the chattering internet, these undying truths stab at our hearts and souls.

Do they not?

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It seems inexplicable.

A group of Americans invaded the US Capitol with a plan to kidnap and kill the Vice President and the Speaker of the House, hoping that would throw the Electoral College vote to the US House, where Republicans would declare Donald Trump the winner.
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