Reports on climate summits and May's record-breaking rainfall are distracting attention from a real and present disaster: the ongoing drought in the Western states.
According to the LDS Church News, dry winters and increased water demands in urban areas are exacting a heavy toll on farms, orchards, ranches and vineyards. Dwindling supplies are contributing to higher food prices, causing greater stress on middle-class wallets and more suffering for the poor and needy.
Reducing carbon emissions by 2050 isn't going to help the farmers now. Furthermore, there is no objective, scientific proof that reducing carbon emissions will create a utopia with perfect weather.
World leaders should quit wasting time, money and jet fuel flying to all these conferences. We don't need more hot air; we need specific solutions to specific problems.
Could someone figure out a way to channel that flood water from Texas to Utah?