Salinization creeping further into the Mississippi River because of drought conditions is a further sign of climate change. We’re seeing the ’ills’ of global mismanagement coming back to bite us in the rear. I get really tired of people foolish enough to take Rush Limbaugh’s word as gospel. Rush is simply an opportunist who depends on an audience who barely made it through high school and are idiot to consider him all knowing and all wise - he’s not! He is the ’shock-jock’s’ version of a talk show host and a sell-out to special interest groups (read lobbyists) that have no problems further eroding our environment - to me, he’s pure danger! Having worked in radio news I’ve met this type and it makes me want to retch! Global warming is real - man’s negative activities are contributing to this environmental breakdown - and if my money’s anyplace its with the environmental scientists - not some loudmouth conservative with a golden microphone on his desk. Rush Limbaugh spent only two semesters in college and according even to his own mother - flunked everything! For awhile he spun records! He was listed as 4-F to avoid service in Vietnam! Rush is a racist - sorry, but he is the trailer trash of talk radio! Okay enough about that - mentioning Rush really pushes my buttons!-) We need to take nonmetal change serious lest we want even our food to be imported from China in greater numbers! What frightens me is the environmental damage being done by fracking and the rush to let oil sands flow through the United States. This is highly dangerous stuff! Already we’re seeing manmade earthquakes and flammable liquids entering the fresh water tables and thus into drinking wells where tap water catches fire - this is crazy insane business where profit reigns over common sense! If enough of our waters (and its quickly getting to that point) become overly caustic - you can damn well kiss North America goodbye! We need to embrace clean power technologies that embrace and work with the earth rather than raping it for all its worth. That means more wind turbines, solar and magnetic power generation and in the process, creating more good American jobs! It means rather than oil sands pipelines running though the United States, to run pipelines from areas that see flooding to send the excess water to farmlands where its needed to irrigate crops - you know, the stuff we eat! As to the mighty Mississippi, we need to save her rather than allow her to trickle to a stop! So please, stop listening to drug-addicted college drop-outs as science experts and lets get serious about saving the only earthly home we’ll ever know - for ourselves, for our grandchildren and those to come!