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Tom Toles
Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 07/18/2013

The carbon footprints lead to you

The weather map of the US this week could be colored in by a first grader with only one crayon in his box. Red.

And people, amazingly, are complaining about the heat! They don’t like it that it seems like the sun has crept in a lot closer than the polite 93,000,000 mile distance it normally keeps. This week it seems like half of that, or less. It’s more like the rolling boulder in Indiana Jones, but we’re too hot to run. Just lie down and complain. But why complain?

Time once again, to remind you of your favorite joke from about ten years ago. “If this is climate change, I’ll take it!” Remember how funny that was on a mild winter day? Well, here we are! So take it. Please! Maybe chuckling over that one will help you appreciate the weather we’re STILL busy working to create. But no, instead we complain about the heat. And wildfires. And drought. And tornados. And shoreline flooding. And river flooding. Everybody talks about the weather, and jokes about the weather, and complains about the weather, but the only thing we do about the weather is make it worse.

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