Friday, October 26, 2012


Three days out from a major, unprecedented, and seriously dangerous storm, likely to hit our area of the mid-Atlantic region, people are wondering whether it can be attributed to climate change. The obvious answer is "of course."

Actually, as explained by climatologists the world over, it's the wrong question.  Like every homerun is affected by steroids, all weather events are affected by climate change. Earth's atmosphere has been "juiced" by carbon emissions over the last century and with so much energy in the atmosphere, so much extra moisture, extreme events are expected. They have been predicted and they are occurring. Only in America do we ignore it, even deny it.  To our great peril.

A concerned David Attenborough offers sage advice.

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