You wouldn't know that, of course, by tuning into election season. There, the candidates talk as if we can have bigger militaries and lower taxes and create elevendy-million jobs just by forking over our votes. Forty acres and a mule! A chicken in every pot!
But what we don't hear about is what either party will do about climate change. [If you want to know what global warming is projected to do to the Inland Northwest, see our story 'Scorched Earth.'] Probably because the most of GOP stopped believing in global warming — although former Gov. Mitt Romney kind of believes in it, depending on what election he's in — and Democrats, after losing on a plan early in President Barack Obama's term — are too scared to look like wimpy, out-of-touch treehuggers. Oh, let's throw media in there too, since none of the moderators of the three presidential debates even bothered to ask about climate change.
Here's a good take on the absence of global warming on the campaign trail. And if you think global warming is a made-up plot by socialists trying to engineer a United Nations takeover of the Bible, relax. You probably won't have to hear about it again from politicians or the media for the rest of the year.