The Cockpunch: Climate Change is a Myth Edition

via The Colorado Daily

The Cockpunch is a new daily feature here on the DDP, bringing to one place the news and links that we, the editorial staff of this intrepid publication, are reading on any given day. The beatings will continue until morale improves.

Colorado is on fire. The so-called High Park Fire has already claimed 181 structures in the fire zone, people have been evacuated, and more than 50,000 acres of terrain has been burned thanks to a combination of beetle-killed trees, hurricane-force winds (pretty unusual for Colorado in June; we’ll get to that in a bit), and unseasonably warm (read: HOTTER THAN SHIT) temperatures. Basically, the combination of the last two items in particular are driving the flames across the mountains, filling our air with smoke (USA! USA! USA!) and threatening to burn the entire fucking state down. [Read more…]

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