Kentucky governor expects flooding death toll 'to grow' | USA TODAY

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Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear says at least 30 people are dead and more than 100 are missing after catastrophic flooding hits the state.

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Brayden's Minecraft Adventures August 1, 2022 - 11:38 PM

Damn that sucks

Martin Humble August 1, 2022 - 11:52 PM

Revenge of the climate, sadly

Ruben Jaimes August 2, 2022 - 12:06 AM

Climate change greater than thoughts and prayers.

O O August 2, 2022 - 12:22 AM

But climate change isn’t real… don’t vote Republican!

RebelFred August 2, 2022 - 12:22 AM

During the Cambrian period 500 million years ago, CO2 constituted over 5,000 parts per million of the Earth’s atmosphere. Then, 150 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period, CO2 was 1,700 parts per million, more than four times what it is now. Life thrived during those periods. How can 400 parts per million be a threat to our existence? Before humans started burning fossil fuels about 200 years ago, CO2 made up 250 parts per million of our atmosphere. It has been growing at about one part per million per year for the past 150 years. In other words, a very small magnitude is growing at a very slow rate. Is there any reason that rate will accelerate when it hasn’t in a century and a half? Put differently, when considered geologically, CO2 is at historically low levels. “Great!” some will say. Actually, though, there’s reason to believe this is not great at all. CO2 is not a pollutant, but a naturally occurring gas necessary for life on Earth. In fact, astrobiologist Jack O’Malley-James warned in 2013 that life on our planet would eventually end because of too little CO2, with the gas’ atmospheric concentration dropping so low that plants wouldn’t be able to photosynthesize. (Don’t worry, this wouldn’t happen for another billion years.) Realize here that carbon dioxide is to plants what oxygen is to man. People have reduced stamina and more trouble breathing at higher altitudes because there’s less O2 in the air. Similarly, botanists pump CO2 into their greenhouses because it facilitates plant activity (growth). Related to this, the age of the dinosaurs’ high CO2 levels were a major reason the Earth was then blanketed with lush foliage. Today, crop yields are greater when the gas’ concentration increases, and our planet is greener than it was 20 years ago; this likely is partially due to CO2’s rise. Quoting the father of toxicology, Paracelsus, Ross writes, “The dose makes the poison.” In other words, since everything is either safe or toxic at the right levels, it follows that there could conceivably be too little or too much CO2. But it’s clear there’s no threat of our overdosing on it. Ross’s closing point is that if people knew the Truth — that, again, geologically speaking, our CO2 levels are vanishingly low — many would likely demand explanations from the warming alarmists. In the least, the latter’s claims would meet far more skepticism. …….. Selwyn Duke

RebelFred August 2, 2022 - 12:24 AM

Prayer, that good feeling you get when you say you're going to help someone but you actually don't do anything!

🤗 cilvia 🤗 August 2, 2022 - 12:30 AM

Climate change is big and we kinda screwed it
actually we screwed entire thing

Fred Spurlin August 2, 2022 - 12:39 AM

Lousy democrat governor did nothing but harm and milking this tragic event for all the political points he can, a true sociopath as are almost every democrat in government , academia and the media.

Thiện Tạ August 2, 2022 - 12:42 AM

Châu chấu, những dòng sông nước chảy như máu, bệnh dịch, hạn han, lủ lụt, các điềm lạ, động đất.. là báo hiệu tận thế
Phản Kito là ĐGH
Sắp tận thế lúc 15 giờ a

NotyouAgain! ! August 2, 2022 - 12:42 AM

Liberals are special Ed if there isn’t rain it’s bc of climate change if there is too much rain it’s bc of climate change

saxxin1 August 2, 2022 - 12:43 AM

The democrats in DC are excited by the news white Americans are dying. Not one red cent to help the people they want exterminated. They just want you to suffer as much as possible before you die.

Story Mode August 2, 2022 - 12:46 AM

People who believe that reducing carbon emissions by lessening livestock and farming in order to lower the temperature of the Earth ten years from now are supporting what will be a famine killing between 300 million and 1 billion people this fall. Don't blame it on climate change…blame it yourself because you sat staring at your phone supporting corporations that sell you a happy song.

DAM August 2, 2022 - 12:48 AM

Keep on voting for science denying, climate change denying Republicans and see what happens

Straight white unvaccinated male August 2, 2022 - 12:50 AM

Andy wants it to grow because he loves grandstanding. Andy doesn’t care about Kentuckians