I heard about the Epic South American Drought on PBS this morning, came home and found the link backed up by this article: World Wide Droughts. It's been reported that this drought is severe and widespread and will effect food prices in North America soon. The lakes in Panama are so low, that there are plans to restrict Panama Canal traffic. A reservoir in São Paulo that provides water for 10M people is on the verge of drying up. I also heard on PBS, that in Houston, the temp zone has been raised twice in the last 20 years raising the minimum temp from 10 to 20 degrees F. (Zone 8a to 9a). Now the politics... Regarding Conservatism and the environment, my question is do conservatives deny climate change because: A. Heads in the sand. Resist expensive "hair-brain" liberal plans to save the Earth and our species, because they really don't believe it. B. More worried about their pocketbooks than any imagined hot day. C. Believe that we are along for the ride, so why waste money. It's perplexing when proposed changes in our way of living to help the situation are met with such resistance. Using the change in Houston weather, I'm sure someone will come back with, there is no proof this is not cyclical versus long term.