A couple of weeks ago Bill McKibben wrote a sarcastic op-ed encouraging people to ignore any possible connection between climate change and the unusually intense tornado season, as well as other extreme weather events. I thought it was a little hyperbolic — of course people must be considering all this weather news in that light, right? But maybe he wasn’t being over the top. This NY Times article about Dust Bowl scale drought across the south and southwest doesn’t mention climate change once. The omission seemed conspicuous.