South in Chaos: Proof U.S. Unprepared for Affects of Global Warming

posted by Sarah N Worthy IATTWJ Member @ 11:00 AM
January 29, 2014

Cars-stuck-highway-frozen       The tragic horror of children stranded on freezing buses, or sleeping on cold school gym floors, or of adults stuck in frozen cars for hours, and now days, proves  the point of our years of crying out about Global Warming: Even after decades of warning met with denial and rejection, the U.S. is unprepared for Global Warming––not its glaring hot temperatures, and not its sub-zero freezing storms.

People watch T.V. sets with amazement. Erin McClam and M. Alex Johnson of NBC News explains: “Up north, snowplows are armadas—hundreds of them that fan out over and over to clear the streets during the punishing storms of winter. If they’re handled carelessly, there’s political hell to pay.”

But not so in the South where a winter storm filled with ice and snow swept from Texas to Virginia, and even sending sub-zero with wind-chills weather as far south as Georgia and even Florida. And the nation watches a winter horror where traffic is piled up in long lines for days throughout the greater Atlanta area.

b98.com posits “ . . . the hardest hit states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.  The US-2014-temperaturessoutheast, which has already gotten hit with arctic blasts during this colder than usual winter, was pounded with ice and snow that seemed to catch everyone off guard, particularly communities that don’t have access to sand and salt trucks that keep roads from becoming slick and dangerous.

“Georgia reported close to a thousand wrecks alone in the Atlanta-metro area with more than 100 injuries. Gov. Nathan Deal urged motorists in affected areas to stay off the roads Wednesday.”

Moreover NBC says:  “ . . . in the Atlanta area, a traffic officer delivered a baby late Tuesday afternoon in the back seat of the car for a couple who were stranded in icy conditions on Interstate 285 in the suburb of Sandy Springs. [That City’s] police said mom and baby, who weren’t identified, were doing fine.”

The Associated Press and Canadian Broadcasting Company quote people suffering in the frozen mess: “It’s like a big sheet of ice everywhere. It’s craziness. People are abandoning their cars . . . Most people sat the entire night with no food, no water, no bathroom. We saw people who had children. It was a dire situation.”

Of course, more than 3,000 air flights have been cancelled, especially in the southern U.S. And, by last count, these freezing clogs killed nine adults and children, including trailer fires, truck accidents, and ice skid crashes.

Political leaders in the south excuse their unpreparedness on “rare” freezing weather, lack of snow equipment and salt supplies, and inadequate weather reporting.  But the truth is, all of America is unprepared for such storms because its national, state and city leaders have ignored the realities of Global Warming.

Americans must demand leaders who admit the obvious: As Global Warming increases its grip on the earth, it must be resisted.  As used Christian books warn:  “For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led !of them are destroyed (Isaiah 9: 16).” In American democracy people can still change leaders.

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