It's hard to not be concerned with global warming when its effects are right in front of your eyes. Sure, it's one thing when the ocean begins to reclaim islands, but when you can see the effects in your home town, well, that's another story altogether. Case in point: KFOR TV in Stillwater, Oklahoma is reporting that temperatures are so high that the street lamps have begun melting.
To be sure, Stillwater is suffering from one heck of a heatwave. It's expected to reach 115 there today, 108 on Friday, and 109 on Saturday. And warmer temperatures are nothing new: July represented the 23rd month out of the last 28 that came in warmer than average.
It has been a hot summer across much of the United States. Nothing unusual about that, but global warming alarmists, eager as always to parlay ignorance into greater control over the economy, have been quick to attribute every hot day to human-induced global warming. So, when it got so hot in Oklahoma that street lights actually melted, liberals were all over it. Obama administration mouthpiece Think Progress posted the photo below, with these comments:
WOW. It’s so hot in Oklahoma that the streetlights are melting.
Well, what can you say? At some point, the evidence is so overwhelming that we deniers will just have to give up the battle. I mean, when it is so hot that street lights are melting…Oh, wait! More information is coming in about that melting street light! It turns out it melted because it was right next to a dumpster fire: