"Some areas of the state have had 20 inches since Friday. In the northern section, areas have experienced "historic" amounts of rain well in excess of so-called 100-year predictions, which describe a storm with the likelihood of happening once every century, said Stooksbury. The downpours come just months after much of the region emerged from an epic two-year drought."
The spokespeople for The Age of Stupid at last night's world premiere had no scientific compunctions about linking disasters like Hurricane Katrina to climate change, from humans creating greenhouse gas emissions. It's about time!
And what of pumpkins? The squash family is known to be particularly vulnerable to ozone pollution.
I called the NJ Department of Agriculture yesterday, to ask them if they monitor in any way the effects of airborne pollution on crops and finally wound up with some cretin named Carol who repeated robotically, literally, the classic line "That's not our department, call the DEP."
Seriously, how funny is that? Wouldn't you think the faintest possibility that crop yields are down due to airborne pollution would interest the taxpayer funded Department of Agriculture?