Temperatures soared to the balmy and Spring-like mid-sixties today in Kansas City.
Police attempted to spin the nearly record-breaking weather by, once again and continually revealing their desire to file away citizens, encouraging people to stay indoors for the foreseeable future:
@kcpolice: "When it's 64 degrees in Kansas City in January, nothing good is going to happen afterward. Keep an eye on the weather for this weekend and stay off the roads when it gets nasty."
Meanwhile, the track record of local weather newsies is historically abysmal and the upcoming ice follies might or might not bring this town to a standstill.
Here's a quick overview of predictions for posterity:
KSHB: Kansas City-area authorities begin preparations for approaching winter storm
Fox4: Crews prepare for weekend ice and snow throughout metro
KMBC: Wintry mix expected Friday; winter storm watch issued
And so we ask . . .
HOW WILL KANSAS CITY CONFRONT RISING FEAR AND POLITICAL OUTRAGE SPARKED BY GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE?!?
Remember, at the conclusion of last year dozens of Kansas City NEXTGEN protesters advocated for The Green New Deal on City Hall steps and some of them were wearing shorts in December . . .
At the very least, hottie Rhian revels that dressing for these new Winter temperatures is a challenge.
And so, we share these worthwhile global climate change news links from "many sides" for further edification:
Fighting Fire Future
Australia's fire season normally peaks in late January - but as of January 2020, wildfires have already been raging in the country for four months, especially in the east. So far, the fires have destroyed more than 1,300 homes, burned about 6 million hectares and killed at least 24 people.
Fueling The Debate
The devastating bushfires across Australia have cemented the fact that the country is on the front lines of a major climate-linked disaster, one that scientists saw coming and one that will only get worse from here. The fires have already torched an area larger than West Virginia, destroyed 2,000 homes, and killed at least 26 people since igniting in September.
Global Burning Sensation
The world has watched with horror as bushfires have torn across Australia, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. The blazes have razed almost 2,000 homes, and killed at least 25 people and hundreds of millions of animals since they began in September.
Spitting Hot Fire
Celebrities, activists using Australia bushfire crisis to push dangerous climate change myth: Devine
Celebrities and posturing greenies the world over have seized the opportunity of Australia's bushfire catastrophe to push the dangerous myth that climate change is to blame. "When one country faces a climate disaster, we all face a climate disaster," Cate Blanchett declared at the Golden Globes on Sunday. "Make no mistake.
Prez Trump Now Believes
President Trump said during a White House briefing on Thursday that he is a "big believer" in climate change and that it is "not a hoax" soon after his administration announced a plan to overhaul an environmental policy act. When asked by a White House pool reporter if he believes climate change is a hoax, the president said, "No, no.
Can The World Adapt?!?
Russia is putting a positive spin on climate change. In a document published on a government website last weekend, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev outlined a "national adaptation plan" that describes the potential benefits of global warming even as the country seeks to cope with its adverse effects.
Investing In The Future
By BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager with more than $6.8 trillion under its control, becomes the latest signatory to Climate Action 100+, an influential big-money pact that's pushing - although with spotty results so far - many of the world's largest greenhouse-gas emitters to take action on man-made climate change.
Life Lesson & The Real World
On one level, my answer to "How can you have a child now?" is simple. I have never been tempted to think we should all stop having children and disappear. Part of the reason climate change is so terrible is the threat it poses to human life and culture, and I want to help them go on.
You decide . . .