Scientists Unsure if Climate Change Is to Blame for Hurricane Sandy

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From the darkened living rooms of Lower Manhattan to the wave-battered shores of Lake Michigan, the question is occurring to millions of people at once: Did the enormous scale and damage from Hurricane Sandy have anything to do with climate change ? Hesitantly, climate scientists offered an answer this week that is likely to satisfy no one, ... (more)
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Fair Game wrote:
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It's the first time the New York subways are full of sea water in 108 years, after a century of sea level rise meant sea level is 7 inches higher.
The science says the end of the century will see several feet of sea level rise.
It's going to get a lot more difficult to deny.
108 years ago CO2 levels were lower.
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Fair Game wrote:
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It's the first time the New York subways are full of sea water in 108 years, after a century of sea level rise meant sea level is 7 inches higher.
The science says the end of the century will see several feet of sea level rise.
It's going to get a lot more difficult to deny.
So now it's sea water. Thanks for clearing that up. Your previous statement said the first time it flooded in 108 yrs.

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Nov 4, 2012
 
PHD wrote:
<quoted text>So now it's sea water. Thanks for clearing that up. Your previous statement said the first time it flooded in 108 yrs.
Sea water, and flooded, as in full. To the top. Ovetflowing.

If you'd been paying attention to the news, you would have known that.
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Sea water, and flooded, as in full. To the top. Ovetflowing.
If you'd been paying attention to the news, you would have known that.
The most inaccurate entity of the world called the news? Well but your statement said flooded in 108 yrs never said with sea water.
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Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
Dems push climate change issue in wake of Sandy, but some scientists skeptical!
But scientists say the evidence is far less concrete than the politicians appear to believe.
Martin Hoerling, a meteorologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said Sandy wasn’t boosted by global warming -- the storm merely revealed natural forces at work.
“Great events can have little causes,” he told the New York Times.“In this case, the immediate cause is most likely little more that the coincidental alignment of a tropical storm with an extratropical storm.”
The New York Times are changing headlines again to suit their liberal autdience. LMAO
Have you changed your mind a la Romney yet? If not, you'll be left in the cold.

http://live.wsj.com/video/sandy-brings-large-... #!65C1CCEB-CD0D-4363-AE94-73EC CBD13ADD

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Nov 4, 2012
 
PHD wrote:
<quoted text>The most inaccurate entity of the world called the news? Well but your statement said flooded in 108 yrs never said with sea water.
As the story was in the news/was the news for the 24 hours previously, I assumed everybody had noticed.

You and tina seemed to have a missed this significant fact, and a problem realising exactly why it is significant.
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Nov 4, 2012
 
Flood water

The exact definition will depend on your policy wording. At present, there is no standard flood definition in USA. If the water that caused your loss does not meet this wording, then it is arguable that your insurer is liable.

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Fair Game wrote:
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It's the first time the New York subways are full of sea water in 108 years, after a century of sea level rise meant sea level is 7 inches higher.
The science says the end of the century will see several feet of sea level rise.
It's going to get a lot more difficult to deny.
Someone might want to advise Al Bore to sell his oceanfront property :0)
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65007noogard wrote:
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Someone might want to advise Al Bore to sell his oceanfront property :0)
Why? I don't understand why people don't want him experience firsthand the oceafront property market with its insurance rates etc.

He'll make another movie about that. Why not?

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Oh please, prove something to a blind denier, spare us.
Care to tell us what happened to all your Mountain tops???????
I am sorry. I did not know you were blind.

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Nov 5, 2012
 
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>You are a certified denier, ff aka fossil fuel.
Look this up:
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2012/08/j...
"In fact,[climate change] has now driven our climate outside the range that has existed the last 10,000 years..."
--James Hansen
Funny thing is ten thousand years ago the planet was coming out an ice age. The fact is that climate was different five thousand years ago than it is now and both are different than they were ten thousand years ago.

The real fact is that the climate has been in a state of change the entire time the earth has had a climate.
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tina anne wrote:
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Funny thing is ten thousand years ago the planet was coming out an ice age. The fact is that climate was different five thousand years ago than it is now and both are different than they were ten thousand years ago.
The real fact is that the climate has been in a state of change the entire time the earth has had a climate.
Coming out an ice age? WHAT THE HECK IS THE MEANING OF THAT STATEMENT? The only thing that is in a state of change is well nothing with you, you are Less than a Box of Rocks.

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