The current drought has made this the U.S. Department of Agriculture's worst natural disaster season ever. Last year's horde of tornadoes made it the most destructive season ever. The severity falls in line with the predictions of climate scientists, whom many of our elected officials chose to ignore.
When the consequences are so dire, why the refusal to take action? I see three possibilities:
1. Some have an aversion to change at a neurological level; it is to be avoided.