When Timothy Egan is good, he is great:
Climate change is to the Republican base what leprosy once was to healthy humans — untouchable and unmentionable. Their party is financed by people whose fortunes are dependent upon denying that humans have caused the earth’s weather patterns to change for the worse.
From, of course, The New York Times.
Egan is one of our most passionate advocates for climate sanity, and also the author of a book about the biggest of forest fires before global warming, The Big Burn, an absolutely enthralling account of the enormous fires that swept through three million acres in three states in 1910, killing dozens, a disaster that led to the creation of the Forest Service.0 .