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  •  Pick any two years.... (2+ / 0-)
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    blue denim, LinSea

    The map will be quite different in 2013 when Superstorm Sandy, the monster OK tornado and the current disaster that is Colorado is included. Those should knock some, if not all, of the Midwestern states that got 2012 drought aid off the map.

    I don't think linking disaster aid in any two given years to the climate change deniers those states send to Congress works very well or gets us anywhere. We can be sure that there will be enough disasters to go around. We just need to keep getting the word out about climate change. Make it acceptable polite conversation because now it's sort of like religion and taxes. Everybody has an opinion but nobody wants to talk about it.

    Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it. --- Bob Dylan.

    by figbash on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 04:39:19 PM PDT

    •  Oklahoma has two climate change deniers... (2+ / 0-)
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      blue denim, figbash the Senate and three in the House. (5/7 in delegation)
      So far, it's had the only billion-dollar disaster in 2013, Moore.

      Colorado has four deniers in the House. (4/9 in delegation) The floods will certainly be a billion-dollar disaster.

      Obviously, Sandy is big, but the fight over aid has shown the flip side of deniers' efforts—efforts to curb disaster spending in more liberal states.

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 09:47:22 PM PDT

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