The Missing Link, Part II

Another bold prediction from ThinkProgress:

In the weeks to come, we’ll hear plenty more about this

Three weeks after rejecting the pollution-cutting ideas the PM put forward at the G8 summit, [President Bush] signed up to a rival treaty with Australia, China, India, Japan and South Korea.

But the new plan has none of the tough targets to reduce emissions which Mr Blair wanted – and which were first put forward in the Kyoto treaty on climate change.

…and see several more stories like this one

At least 37 people have died in a severe heat wave that has been spreading eastwards across the US.

Heat warnings were issued in nine eastern states and in the cities of Philadelphia, Washington and Baltimore.

and yet you’ll probably never see anyone draw the connection between the two, which is this: a recent study in the journal Nature showing “that severe heat waves are now four times as likely to occur because of increased carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere.”