Was Hurricane Sandy A Result Of Climate Change?

Oct 31, 2012

It's really possible that ten years from now, the main thing anybody will remember about this presidential election is that the two candidates had three debates and never mentioned climate change. Ten years from now, this will seem to everyone as astonishing as it seems to me right now.  If the last few days are any indication, climate change is going to re-map our physical world and introduce a new level of uncertainty into our lives. Climate change is, I believe, the most pressing human issue of this century and nobody talked about it.

Having said that, I admit it's only fair to talk pretty directly about the relationship between climate change and the storm we just had. And the storms we keep having. So that's what we're going to do today.

Both candidates spent part of the third debate trying to out-drill and out-coal-mine each other. If one of them had a real greenhouse gas policy, it might even help him right now.

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