Hurricane Sandy: 'It's Global Warming, Stupid'

Nov 4, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Alternative Energy Stocks

On today's broadcast of the news show Democracy Now hosted by Amy Goodman, Cynthia Rosenzweig, co-chair of the New York City Panel on Climate Change, went out of her way to begin her comments on Hurricane Sandy and the effects of global warming to issue a disclaimer: "but first Amy, I need to make something very clear: any one storm cannot be ... (more)

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Nov 5, 2012
 
"Hurricane Sandy is a disturbing sign of things to come. We must heed this warning and act quickly to solve the climate crisis. Dirty energy makes dirty weather."
Fat Al Gore

Pretty much what he said in 2005.

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Hurricane Sandy’s Double Whammy

http://climatecrocks.com/2012/11/05/new-video...

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Climate science explains how global warming can make a superstorms like Sandy more destructive in several ways:

1. Warming-driven sea level rise makes storm surges more destructive. In fact, a recent study found “The sea level on a stretch of the US Atlantic coast that features the cities of New York, Norfolk and Boston is rising up to four times faster than the global average.”

2.“Owing to higher SSTs [sea surface temperatures] from human activities, the increased water vapor in the atmosphere leads to 5 to 10% more rainfall and increases the risk of flooding,” as Kevin Trenberth explained to me in a 2011 email about Hurricane Irene. He elaborates on that point for Sandy here and for all superstorms in this article.

3.“However, because water vapor and higher ocean temperatures help fuel the storm, it is likely to be more intense and bigger as well,” Trenberth added (see another of his articles here). Relatedly, warming also extends the range of warm SSTs, which can help sustain the strength of a hurricane as it steers on a northerly track into cooler water (much as apparently happened for Irene). September had the second highest global ocean temperatures on record and the Eastern seaboard was 5°F warmer than average (with global warming responsible for about 1°F of that).

4. The unusual path of the storm — into the heavily populated east coast rather than out to see — was caused by a very strong blocking high pressure system that recent studies have linked to warming. Meteorologist and former Hurricane Hunter Jeff Masters has an excellent analysis of this,“Why did Hurricane Sandy take such an unusual track into New Jersey?“

I have put these in order from most scientific certainty to least. The first two — the impact of sea level rise and increased water vapor — are unequivocal. The third is extremely likely. The fourth is more speculative.

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/10/31/1...

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Hurricane Sandy a boon to global warming speculation
http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/01/hurricane-s...

Alarmists will drag as much mileage out of Sandy as possible, inch by precious inch.
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Nice but it doesn’t take a scientist to figure climate change. It's like having a bowel movement it happens.
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Nov 5, 2012
 
Brilliant video on Romney's "I'm not here to stop the rising of the oceans" laugh line....

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
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Northie wrote:
Brilliant video on Romney's "I'm not here to stop the rising of the oceans" laugh line....
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Romney, who?
litesong

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Northie wrote:
Brilliant video on Romney's "I'm not here to stop the rising of the oceans" laugh line....
http://www.youtube.com/watch ...
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SpaceBlues wrote:
Romney, who?
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litesong wrote:
Haven't heard that for a month & a half. Here's clarification:

........romesia & romneyhood.
PHD

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pinheadlitesout wrote:
pinheadlitesout wrote:
Haven't heard that for a month & a half. Here's clarification:
........Yes I am pinheadlitesout.
Oh yes you are.
SpaceBlues

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Northie wrote:
Brilliant video on Romney's "I'm not here to stop the rising of the oceans" laugh line....
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Paul Romney?
PHD

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SpacedoutBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Paul Romney?
So you don't know.
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Jan 4, 2013
 
Earthling-1 wrote:
"Hurricane Sandy is a disturbing sign of things to come. We must heed this warning and act quickly to solve the climate crisis. Dirty energy makes dirty weather."
Fat Al Gore
Pretty much what he said in 2005.
Not true.
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