“I hear ya bro,” Regina replied. “I was up in Eau Clair County too. Boy did we nail them - eight inches over night. I hear the governor has declared 3 counties disaster areas. But I missed the Louisiana gig. How’d it go?”
“Me and the boys did a number on them. Caused what they’re calling the worst natural disaster in 4 years - 60,000 homes damaged or destroyed and 30,000 people needed rescuing – all because we raindrops just kept coming. Curiously, the humans seem oblivious to what’s going on. They think they’re prepared for so-called ‘100-year events’. But in the past 15 months we’ve already caused EIGHT ‘500-year events’ in the U.S. alone. It’s no coincidence that each of the past 15 months has also broken global average high temperature records. The warmer it gets the quicker we evaporate and the more tightly we droplets crowd together. Then when we let loose it’s more likely to be what humans call an ‘extreme weather event’,“ bragged Dewey.
“Unless,” interjected Regina, “that extra heat causes weather patterns to shift. Then the higher temps suck us right out of the ground, and the dry winds pull us apart. Have you been to California? Five straight years of drought, 4,200 fires already this year and the actual fire season is just beginning. I’m not booked for California until sometime late 2017.”
“You know,” pined Dewey, “this ‘new normal’ isn’t really all that great. I liked the old days when our schedules weren’t so intense. I wish they’d turn down the heat for heaven’s sake! Don’t humans see it would be in their best interest? Otherwise, we’re just going to keep blasting away, busting up their infra-structure.”
“Yeah, they’re so enamored with carbon-based fossil fuels. Most of them don’t seem to understand what some folks call the ‘social cost of carbon’,” added Regina. “They’d be so much better off switching to clean energy sources instead. Because otherwise we’ll just keep wrecking their home, right here where they’re forever… Earthbound.”