Aw, see?? Global warming isn't all bad!!
Apparently there's a link between increasing temperature and earlier heat cycles in cats, resulting in more kittens. There are more and more kittens dropped off at shelters every year.
There were a few articles in our local paper today about the effects of climate change, including wear and tear on building structures due to cracks resulting from freeze and thaw cycles, as well as an overload on our sewer system because of extreme weather (i.e. more rain).
I realize an increase in homeless feral cats running around isn't exactly a picnic either, but at least when they come into this world they're cute...