Saturday, November 3, 2012

The cruel face of climate denial

There's a ferocious hurricane of angry words on the Internet and in the newspapers, as the various climate commentators and denialists vie with each other to place the outrage of Sandy in some vantage suited to their cause.

I'm not going to get into this, save to say that while no single weather event can be solely attributed to climate change, the models and records both show a significant increase in the energy content of the ocean and the atmosphere, all this new energy has to go somewhere, and the best current prediction is that somewhere is, in part, more intense tropical cyclones in the twenty-first century.

Denying these science facts is not only irrational at this point, it's increasing cruel, and those who do so should be deeply ashamed of themselves.

This may be too complicated a message for most ordinary people, who need help right now.

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