Perhaps the largest convention of climate science deniers in history — otherwise known as the 2012 Republican National Convention — starts Monday in Tampa, Florida. Unfortunately for the GOP, they are in the bull’s-eye of the latest track for tropical storm Isaac.
Looks like Isaac is going to reach hurricane force, as it gains strength from the 85-degree water in the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to storm-amplifying effects of global warming, the Tampa area is vulnerable to sea level rise, brutal heat waves, ever-worsening deluges and urban flooding.
“Monday are Tuesday [at the RNC] are definitely in jeopardy,” said meteorologist Bill Karins on MSNBC Thursday. “I don’t see any way possible that Tampa’s going to be completely missed at this point.”