Stacy Summary: It’s so hot in Oklahoma that climate denier in chief, Sen. Inhofe has gone into hiding. He was meant to speak at the Climate Denier Conference put together by Heartland Institute (an anti-intellectual, anti-science ‘think tank’ established by former Phillip Morris lobbyists) and financed by Exxon and Koch Industries. His state, however, is in the midst of a record heatwave and record drought. Crops are going up in smoke (sometimes literally). [Update: here is a brochure/poster from the conference; as you can see this is lifted straight from Big Tobacco Propaganda, almost word for word].
- National Drought Summary chronicles poor and devastated crops across America
- Hottest temperatures in recorded history for Texas
- Oklahoma prays for a massive hurricane to strike Texas and bring relief to the region
Any way you slice it, it has been hot. With the heat, there has been a lack of rain. Actually, there has even been a lack of clouds. Only one day this month has been an officially cloudy day. With no precipitation, drought conditions have steadily worsened over the western one-third of Oklahoma, which is currently in an “exceptional drought.” This has also lead to many western Oklahoma counties to issue burn bans for their area.
It seems the only hope of rain would be for a hurricane to hit the Texas coast and travel northward to Oklahoma.