In Getaway, two known authors; Nelson DeMille (one of my favorites) and Lisa Scottoline combine forces to write a story using their popular characters; John Corey and Bennie Rosato.
Corey is at a remote lake recuperating from injury when he runs into Rosato who is frantic about something she saw while walking in the woods. It turns out that they are “lake” neighbors and both strong characters.
John Coleman, the founder of The Weather Channel, schools this dufus from CNN. Mr. Coleman jumps on the introduction and calls it what it is…BS…and he is just warming up. Too many commentors accept the premiss. You gotta LOVE MR. COLEMAN!
“But for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change. (Applause.) Now, it’s true that no single event makes a trend. But the fact is the 12 hottest years on record have all come in the last 15. Heat waves, droughts, wildfires, floods — all are now more frequent and more intense. We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy, and the most severe drought in decades, and the worst wildfires some states have ever seen were all just a freak coincidence. Or we can choose to believe in the overwhelming judgment of science — and act before it’s too late.”
“The Environmental Protection Agency sampled nearly 2,000 locations in 2008 and 2009 — from rivers as large as the Mississippi River to streams small enough for wading. The study found more than 55 percent of them in poor condition, 23 percent in fair shape and 21 percent in good biological health.”