July 29, 2010

HEAT records set in the u.s. (in us), 2010

hottest year on record?
hottest year on record?

I find it amazing and exhausting that people are surprised about The Weather. But then there are those who make silk purses out of it, like pollution magnate David Koch:

“Global warming could be good for the planet, Koch says. ‘A far greater land area will be available to produce food.’”
– from New York Magazine, via Climate Progress (continued below)

“Lengthened growing seasons in the northern hemisphere, he says, will make up for any trauma caused by the slow migration of people away from disappearing coastlines. “The Earth will be able to support enormously more people because a far greater land area will be available to produce food,” he says.”

Koch is  a major supporter of deregulation and the Tea Party. Koch’s Family Foundation’s philanthropic arm funded a permanent exhibition at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History: the David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins, cancer research, and the arts (Lincoln Center’s State Theater has been renamed after him)…