Anyone regret slashing National Weather Service budget now?
Was the severe weather system culminating in yesterday's Oklahoma City tornado intensified - or even created - by climate change? That question will almost certainly be batted back and forth in the media over the next few days. After all, there is plenty of scientific evidence that climate change intensifies weather in general, but there remain legitimate questions about how - and even if - it intensifies tornadoes in specific.
One thing, however, that shouldn't be up for debate is whether or not we should be as prepared as possible for inevitable weather events like tornadoes. We obviously should be - but there's an increasing chance that we will not be thanks to the manufactured crisis known as sequestration.