I’ll shut off my air conditioning if the government goes first.
Maybe I better explain.
Federal records say the United States recently completed the hottest spring since such record-keeping began in 1895.
March, April and May average temperatures in the lower 48 states surpassed the oldest spring average-temperature record by a full 2 degrees.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also reported that this May was the second warmest on record.
The warmest May ever occurred in 1934.
America is going through a hot spell, to be sure.
Well, some environmentalists are certain that it is primarily man’s activities, not natural cycles, that cause the warming.
They say air conditioning runs on electricity and electricity in America is generated mostly by coal-fired plants that pump carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
They want us to give up air conditioning and other modern conveniences.
I think they’re on to something — so long as the government shuts down its air conditioners first.
Read more at EPAabuse.com. By Tom Purcell.
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