People who believe global warming is real must sound like Chicken Little to those who don’t, constantly screaming that the sky is falling, and it is.
Each new study and scrap of evidence that confirm how human consumption of fossil fuels is heating up the planet get played up big in the news media and denounced just as much by the naysayers. The latest is the collapse of large parts of the ice sheet in West Antarctica.
It is expected to raise global sea levels at least 10 feet over the next century. That will swamp many islands and coastal cities worldwide.
Many places are already feeling the effects of climate change. In addition, land-locked states like Kansas also aren’t escaping the environmental changes caused by greenhouse gas production.
A continuing drought is cutting into the wheat production. This year’s harvest is expected to be small — the worst in nearly 20 years, The Kansas City Star reports.
Consumers also can expect the price of bread and other foods they depend on to rise at area grocery stores. Paying more is a direct and continuing effect of not doing enough to curtail global warming.
That cost — like sea levels — will keep rising.