Skip to comments.Al Gore calls Sandy a ‘disturbing sign of things to come,’ urges climate action
Posted on 10/30/2012 12:01:52 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Al Gore calls Sandy a disturbing sign of things to come, urges climate action By Ben Geman - 10/30/12 02:15 PM ET
Al Gore said Tuesday that Hurricane Sandy is a disturbing sign of things to come in a warming world and should prompt action to curb greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels.
We must heed this warning and act quickly to solve the climate crisis. Dirty energy makes dirty weather, the former vice president said in a statement on his website.
Gore cited Sandy, which slammed ashore late Monday, and smaller-scale flooding in his hometown of Nashville two years ago, noting both storms were strengthened by the climate crisis.
Scientists tell us that by continually dumping 90 million tons of global warming pollution into the atmosphere every single day, we are altering the environment in which all storms develop. As the oceans and atmosphere continue to warm, storms are becoming more energetic and powerful, he said.
Gore also said that as Sandy approached the East Coast, it drew power from abnormally warm coastal waters and that the storm surge was worsened by sea-level rise.
Scientists tell us that if we do not reduce our emissions, these problems will only grow worse, he said.
Environmentalists and a number of scientists, as Sandy menaced the East Coast, have highlighted the nexus between global warming and extreme weather such as heat waves, droughts and powerful storms. (E2-Wire has more on that here.)
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) also sees the hand of climate change in Sandy, a storm that caused widespread flooding, power outages and a number of deaths in the Empire State.
Anyone who says there's not a dramatic change in weather patterns I think is denying reality, Cuomo said at a press conference Tuesday.
Cuomo said officials must take into account the new reality of extreme weather patterns, and that he recently told President Obama we have a 100-year flood every two years now.
There is no weather pattern that could shock me at this point, he said.
Cuomo said in the late-morning press conference that 15 people in the state had been killed in the catastrophic storm, and predicted the tally would rise.
Nearly two million customers are without power in New York state, according to an Energy Department report Tuesday morning, including what Cuomo said were 90 percent of residents on Long Island.
The storm created major flooding in New York City, where the stormwater poured into the subway system, shutting it down. The damage to the tracks, tunnels that are under water, is unlike this city has seen in decades, if ever, Cuomo said.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said parts of the subway system would be out for days at least, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Wow, I never saw this coming.
Al, shut up you fool. Haven’t you made enough money off this thing yet.
Is he still flapping his gums?
Al, go away!
Think it’s coincidence that Sandy hit coal country? (eyeroll)
I say we sacrifice some climate retards.
Although no other admirable qualities, he is persistent. But, then, so is skunk odor.
Shut up lardass... we are going to prosecute you under the RICO act as soon as Mark Levin moves into holder’s office.
....and I HELPED!.......... (Does anyone pay a bigger utility bill that I do? Hah!)
the only emissions that need to be stopped are those coming out of that dope’s mouth.
Sandy was only CAT 1 when it struck land. That’s considerably less powerful than the CAT 5s of other years.
If it had hit a red state instead of New York it would barely have made the news.
The only reason it knocked out power is because the US grid uses so many overhead cables.
Blah, Blah, Blah.....
Go away Al...
Didn’t take long at all for that POS to crawl out from under his rock.
the best thing for the environment would be if Algore were no longer part of it
Obama was speaking at the Red Cross (photo op) and twice used the slogan “lean forward.” He called on electric companies, etc., to cut through red tape and “lean forward.”
(F)at (A)ss should lead by example.
No private jets, fly coach, no big SUVs, drive a yugo or carpool.
Until then STFU.
Al should know. He has a larger “carbon footprint” than anybody.
disturbing sign of things to come,
You mean like your wife divorcing you, your son being arrested for drugs and you being accused of sexual molestation?
“Give my friends and I all of your money so we can do nothing about global warming, but make billions!:
Climate change can only be stopped by communism.
Pray for America
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I believe algore is a “disturbing sign of things to come” given further human devolution. This thing (algore) is an embarrassment to all protoplasm. Maybe being raised in the penthouse of the WDC Ritz hotel caused him to not develop parts (most) of his brain?
Surprise, surprise, scheming globalist Gore is just dying to line his pockets with more filthy lucre. All we need is more gov’t, more taxes, more imaginary alternative energy, less rights and the climate would never change again.
Yeah, which reminds me, where have all the Cat 5’s gone? Second, I would argue that warmer temperatures on average are actually better. They certainly were better for Western Civilization, which could not be said for the Little Ice Age.
It is not as disturbing as ALGore walking around free.
Aaaaaaaah, shaddup Al!
He needs to crawl back under that rock that he came out of.
And we are still in the longest streak ever where the US mainland has not been hit by a major hurricane (Cat 4 or Cat 5). So what the Bobo's Warming Crowd have resorted to is to point out how large the Cat 1's and Cat 2's have become. You could see that clearly during Sandy as they hyperventilated about how large Sandy was. Unfortunately they were combining the clouds from the Cold Front to the west of Sandy with Sandy itself and making the viewer thing it was all Sandy. Deception and lies. That is all big government has left.
Guess the guy lost his mind. Anyways, our world has bigger climate issues, like people savagely raping and killing Americans, hopefully Indonesia stays from becoming a Benghazi rerun.
Too bad 0 bummer won't get on one of the electric lines and lean forward onto another line.....
Okay, I found the problem! Call the Plumber.
Yes! Al predicts we in the NE may have our entire property, including our roof, land and cars covered in either a fluffy or wet slushy white substance sometime between now and April! And it may last for several weeks or months, accumulating, and may even FREEZE!
90,000,000 TONS per day????????
Hey Al, didn’t your momma teach you not to use your mouth for breaking wind?
these guys are MORONS!!!
SHUT UP GORE!!!!
any weather event that doesn’t fit their templet ... is labled... “just local weather”
any weather event that fit’s their templet ... is labled... “proof of global warming ! “
Every time I see an article with ol’ Al sayin something stupid again, I have to say...”Millions of degrees”...LOL
Like clockwork...all you have to recall is the poster for his movie of lies with the hurricane image.
Chicken Little is exactly right-if idiot Al would watch History 2, The Science Channel, etc-or (perish the thought) go to a few archaeological sites on the internet, he’d see that evidence of weather events like this one are found all over this continent, practically every time a team of archaeologists starts digging, dating back 10’s of thousands of years, complete with the ruined remnants of trees, villages, and washed out shorelines.
We’re just smarter now, able to predict the weather better, so we can run away and not have half our tribe wiped out. No one was driving SUVs or burning fossil fuel then-what part of cyclical weather patterns do idiots like that not understand?
Wouldn’t it be great if there were a record that showed that there were monster storms hitting New York and New Jersey long before now? Wouldn’t that be great?
(The most fascinating one is the one from around the 1300s that they deduced from geological analysis. I wonder if Al wants to blame that one on the overindustrialization of the Lenape tribes. I’d like to see him try.)
They’ll use this in a coordinated effort to bring glow bull warming back into the news.
Shep Smith was just now talking about it — said, “Keep your politics out of my face.” I yelled back, “Keep yours out of my face,” and changed the channel so fast I’m sure Shep’s head was spinning.
Now that's climate change I can support!
That's a good ol' gork . . Now just play with all your pretty coins up there and pipe down or those mean men will have to come again !.