Chicago just can’t catch a break. Sitting on the shores of Lake Michigan, the Windy City bears the brunt of whatever nature throws its way. This time, it’s stormy weather and rising water levels, which are eroding shorelines. The city claims the destruction stems from climate change, and wants the federal government kick in to help with the damage.
But wait a second, this sounds like a similar claim from 2013.
Back then, the Upper Midwest was in the middle of a drought, and authorities such as Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) were claiming that low water levels in Lake Michigan were caused by evaporation brought on by… climate change. Al Gore echoed the sentiment for good measure.
It’s easy to point to the conflicting claims and ask, “Which is it?”, but the answer won’t be satisfying. Climate change supporters will reply in all seriousness, “both.”