In honor of Earth Day, I have decided to check in on what our Republican friends plan to do about global warming. After all, it is largely their constituents who are now suddenly faced with prolonged drought, as the warming of the atmosphere causes the jet stream (the boundary between cold and warm air) to shift northward, driving the winter storm track with it, so that from the rockies to the deep south, there is likely to be a drying trend across the sun belt (in fact, one which has already begun but will only continue and get worse). The recent wildfires in Texas and Oklahoma are only the most recent manifestation of this. And the highest water temperatures on record the past two years in the northern Gulf of Mexico are also likely to get worse, strengthening hurricanes as they head towards the Gulf Coast.
There is only so long that you can deny what is, and so they have to have a plan.
And, they do. They plan to change the weather.
No, that isn't a typo. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) proposes to invest Federal funds in weather modification.
And while it's still a bit of a long shot, Uncle Sam could be called in to sponsor research to find ways to blast dangerous storms out of the sky or put rain clouds over parched land.
Blow up hurricanes with big bombs. Move the clouds. It would take Republicans from Texas to come up with these sorts of ideas.
How about small measures, like increasing fuel standards on cars?
No, Republicans say that would be too costly and questionable.