This is a highly unusual event. In Las Vegas, schools have closed 3 times; 1979, 2008 and Friday in 2019.
I found it alarming that not one local weatherperson or anchor mentioned the words "climate change" or "global warming" once this week to say "yes it is" or "no it isn't" or "we don't know." Talk about burying your head in the sand. This is scary because I rely upon our local journalists to ask the hard questions and uncover the real stories. But this is not a coincidence. I personally believe this obvious omission of what's on every citizen’s mind is a directive from senior management.
Because EVERYONE in Las Vegas, from the Uber drivers to the bud tenders at ShowGrow have been asking and have an opinion one way or another - "Is this weather due to man made carbon emissions?"
Unless you're a coal miner or you simply a have a phobia of solar energy, then why don't you error on the side of caution? Again, if you love a coal burning cell phone, great. Otherwise, get on board with clean energy now dammit.
Joy and Richard Lightowler are a photography/model team living and loving in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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