Is Climate Change Killing Kansas City?!?!

Across the globe there's outcry and fear over rising temperatures and the suspected impact of an evolving climate impacted by carbon emissions. 

To be fair, climate change is hotly debated and despite the politically charged effort to "trust the science" and switch to "sustainable" energy sources . . . Skepticism continues to take hold and there have been little legislative gains to switch to "green" energy given that windmills make easy targets for right-wing jokes.

Nevertheless and with a reminder that AOC gives us less than 12 years to discuss this issue before the sky falls . . . The debate over the fate of the planet persists via social media memes and divisive political chatter.

Check the local angle . . .

"A Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department said that one death in June and five others so far in July are under review for possibility being heat-related."

Again . . . None of the deaths have been confirmed as "heat related" it's very possible the COVID killed them too.

Read more via links from "many sides" of the debate . . .

Heat possible cause in deaths of 6 Kansas Citians since June

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As high temperatures continue their dominance of this summer, authorities are reviewing whether heat was the cause of several deaths since June. A Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department spokesperson told KSHB 41 News Thursday that one death in June and five others so far in July are under review for possibility being heat-related.

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Heat waves are dominating summer, killing thousands, and fueling wildfires. The world needs to prepare for more.

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You decide . . .