Kansas City Suffers Hottest Day Of 2022 As Climate Change Temperatures Still Rising

Tonight we take a quick glimpse at today's weather in our cowtown as the climate debate persists.

For now, we don't know if the planet is kaput in less than 12 years . . . However, the most pressing problem for the midterms is political.

Here's an example . . .

This lack of action on climate change is becoming a real problem for Democrats, as it’s something their voters really want. In mid-January, the Pew Research Center asked Americans which among 18 issues should be a top priority for Congress and the president to address, and 65 percent of Democrats selected climate change, ranking it as their fourth-most-important issue.

For the most part, Democrats overwhelmingly support the Biden administration’s policies combating climate change: 79 percent, per a survey conducted by Pew in early May, said Biden’s environmental policies were moving the country in the right direction. The problem is that, even among Democrats who approve of the Biden administration’s approach, three in five (61 percent) still think the administration could be doing more — and this was even before Manchin torpedoed Democrats’ latest environmental policy efforts.

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