Noticed how the republicons have their memes all cued up to blame any random chance event on us democrats?
Weathers been a real shit show this winter, started with Hurricane Ian making thousands of Floridians homeless and filling up the motels and campgrounds down there in the swamp to the point I couldn’t afford to go down for the winter. Then Trump’s understudy gave me a whole bunch of other good reasons to avoid Florida. Winter hit Minnesota and points west early, hard, and repeatedly to the point I was using more diesel fuel in my tractor moving snow than my car, seems like we plowed snow 6 days a week and maybe got lucky on the 7th and ran out to restock.
Again our weather is challenging and breaking century old records faster than they can be updated, and much of Minnesota is a few snowflakes away from breaking all time seasonal snowfall records. But we democrats, especially the progressives, seem to think that talking about weather is beneath us- A preoccupation reserved for less intelligent republicans who can’t understand climate.
But for rural folks of all political persuasions, the message of wack’d weather is real and powerful- Pictured above is a township road in South Dakota that two days after the latest blizzard ended still hadn’t been plowed out, looks like a desperate farmer down the road cut a tractor wide path through snow on their own. For city folks climate change is an abstract concept, out here it’s real and can kill you.
That drift was taller than a jacked up pickup, and just past it the road turns to mud that’s probably damn near as deep- I turned around. These rural folks are living the real life consequences of climate change, but they call it weather. Weather is just climate change that hasn’t aged yet… Let’s talk weather and turn these folks into the most powerful claim activists!