Just checked the afternoon forecast from the NWS. Cloudy with a high in the upper 70’s.
Here we are sitting under cloudy skies, light NE winds at about 60 degrees. How are we going to get almost 20 degrees of warming over the next 4-5 hours? We’re not. Even if the clouds cleared immediately, we’d be hard pressed to get that warm. In reality, clouds should begin to thin by 3-4 P.M. Even with thinning clouds, we’ll be lucky to reach the low 70’s. Around 70 seems more likely.
What’s up? Isn’t anyone paying attention?
A little perspective…
Slashing and burning of the Amazon has been going on for decades. All of a sudden this year, it became the “climate destruction gang’s” next big thing on the climate agenda. But why now? The average amount of deforestation over the past five years has been only about 50% of what was occurring 20 years ago.
Don’t get me wrong on this, Amazon deforestation is (and has been) a big climate problem. But, programs have been ongoing for years to reduce the burning. Success has been modest, but this certainly is not a new problem.