Originally published Aug. 26
The evidence of global climate change, confirmed by NASA, NOAA and expert climatologists, is regularly presented to us: melting ice caps, rising sea level, record deadly heatwaves, polar vortex cold in the summer, forest fires, floods, blizzards, tornadoes, crop loss, coral reef loss. The list goes on and on.
Despite the obvious, there are still some skeptics.
But recent news coming out of Bradenton, should convert even these naysayers. The downtown fixture for 26 years, Frank ("The Hotdog Man") Marra, is retiring, because, "It's too damn hot out there."