Last Sunday, the Wichita Eagle published a long front-page feature on global warming. Not on global warming as “scientific controversy,” mind you, but on global warming’s potential future impacts on state agriculture (more droughts, more dryland crops), native wildlife (more armadillos, altered bird migrations), and intensified tornado seasons.

Higher temperatures mean more energy in the atmosphere. More energy means more turbulence. More turbulence means greater extremes. More heat waves like last week’s. More snowstorms. More thunderstorms. More tornadoes.

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