At least we know who to blame for the floods now.
Alaska, Arizona and California just set new all-time records for warmth from January-April, while Florida just recorded its warmest April ever. Add those in with the freakish snowfall we’ve seen the last couple of years in the northeastern states, California’s historic drought, as well as numerous other events such as the recent floods in Texas and Oklahoma and it’s absurd that people continue to deny that climate change is happening.
Then again, what should we expect when we have idiots like Glenn Beck pushing absolute nonsense. You see, Beck knows what ended Texas’s drought - former governor Rick Perry.
“We started ending that drought with that fast,” Beck said. “He was mocked for it and he went ahead and did it and that was the beginning of the end of the drought. We started having rain right after that, and this state was a desert.”
He’s referring to comments Perry made back in 2011 after wildfires had engulfed parts of the state:
Now, therefore, I, Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of Texas, do hereby proclaim the three-day period from Friday, April 22, 2011, to Sunday, April 24, 2011, as Days of Prayer for Rain in the State of Texas.
Needless to say, despite Beck’s ridiculous claims, Perry’s prayers did not work. Then again, you’d really need to be insane to think that prayers from 2011 are what lead to rainfall’four years later’that ultimately ended the drought for most of the state.