Climate change is threatening the American way of life

Scientists are predicting serious consequences from climate change. There’s a good chance that it will lead to water shortages and an increase in violence and civil war, for example. And yet large numbers of Americans aren’t too worried about climate change, especially if they belong to the Republican or Tea parties.

Two recent news items may change their minds. Climate change could do real damage to the American Way of Life.

Baseball could become a more violent sport as pitchers are more likely to retaliate against batters in warmer weather.

Chocolate production could be crippled in the West African nations that produce most of it.

There you have it. If those two items don’t concern every red-blooded American, I don’t know what will.