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Al Gore calls Sandy a ‘disturbing sign of things to come,’ urges climate action
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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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: algore; climatetard; hurricanesandy; manbearpig; storm
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Paging chicken little........
1 posted on 10/30/2012 12:01:53 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Wow, I never saw this coming.


2 posted on 10/30/2012 12:03:15 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Sub-Driver

Al, shut up you fool. Haven’t you made enough money off this thing yet.


3 posted on 10/30/2012 12:03:18 PM PDT by mancini
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To: Sub-Driver

Is he still flapping his gums?

Al, go away!


4 posted on 10/30/2012 12:04:01 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Think it’s coincidence that Sandy hit coal country? (eyeroll)


5 posted on 10/30/2012 12:04:18 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I say we sacrifice some climate retards.


6 posted on 10/30/2012 12:06:26 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver
"Disturbing sign of things to come?" As in . . . , winter?
7 posted on 10/30/2012 12:06:26 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Sub-Driver

Although no other admirable qualities, he is persistent. But, then, so is skunk odor.


8 posted on 10/30/2012 12:06:48 PM PDT by Temujinshordes
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To: Sub-Driver

Shut up lardass... we are going to prosecute you under the RICO act as soon as Mark Levin moves into holder’s office.

LLS


9 posted on 10/30/2012 12:09:46 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: Sub-Driver
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.

....and I HELPED!.......... (Does anyone pay a bigger utility bill that I do? Hah!)

10 posted on 10/30/2012 12:09:49 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: Sub-Driver

the only emissions that need to be stopped are those coming out of that dope’s mouth.


11 posted on 10/30/2012 12:10:40 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


12 posted on 10/30/2012 12:11:10 PM PDT by agere_contra ("Government creates nothing" - Romney, 2012)
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To: Sub-Driver

Blah, Blah, Blah.....

Go away Al...


13 posted on 10/30/2012 12:11:49 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Sub-Driver

Didn’t take long at all for that POS to crawl out from under his rock.


14 posted on 10/30/2012 12:14:04 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Sub-Driver

the best thing for the environment would be if Algore were no longer part of it


15 posted on 10/30/2012 12:14:44 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Sub-Driver

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.”


16 posted on 10/30/2012 12:15:16 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Vendome

(F)at (A)ss should lead by example.

No private jets, fly coach, no big SUVs, drive a yugo or carpool.

Until then STFU.


17 posted on 10/30/2012 12:16:23 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com (I AM UNREPRESENTED))
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To: Sub-Driver
It’ssss Fffaaaaat Albert!

Attention Whore!

18 posted on 10/30/2012 12:16:38 PM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Hey Al, here is some reality for you.

Earliest opening of a ski resort in Canada ever

Aussie icebreaker stuck in ice near Antarctica

Worst European grape harvest in 50 years

19 posted on 10/30/2012 12:17:23 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Sub-Driver

Al should know. He has a larger “carbon footprint” than anybody.


20 posted on 10/30/2012 12:18:26 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Sub-Driver

‘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?


21 posted on 10/30/2012 12:19:57 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Winning is Everything.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Give my friends and I all of your money so we can do nothing about global warming, but make billions!:


22 posted on 10/30/2012 12:20:46 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: Sub-Driver

Climate change can only be stopped by communism.

Pray for America


23 posted on 10/30/2012 12:21:25 PM PDT by bray (Nov 6, tell Obama to Stand Down!)
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To: justa-hairyape

Announcement: WUWT-TV to counter Al Gore’s ’24 Hours of Climate Reality’ with live webcast (Nov. 14/15)
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/10/29/announcement-wuwt-tv-to-counter-al-gores-24-hours-of-climate-reality-on-november-14th-and-15th/


24 posted on 10/30/2012 12:21:48 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Sub-Driver

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?


25 posted on 10/30/2012 12:23:53 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Sub-Driver

26 posted on 10/30/2012 12:24:42 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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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.


27 posted on 10/30/2012 12:26:50 PM PDT by Hayride
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To: agere_contra

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.


28 posted on 10/30/2012 12:28:36 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Looks like Europe is going to have a very bad winter. Unprecedented snow already.

Ice Age Now

29 posted on 10/30/2012 12:28:58 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Sub-Driver

It is not as disturbing as ALGore walking around free.


30 posted on 10/30/2012 12:29:05 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Sub-Driver

Aaaaaaaah, shaddup Al!


31 posted on 10/30/2012 12:32:06 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Sub-Driver

He needs to crawl back under that rock that he came out of.


32 posted on 10/30/2012 12:32:08 PM PDT by elephant
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To: Morpheus2009
Yeah, which reminds me, where have all the Cat 5’s gone?

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.

33 posted on 10/30/2012 12:32:42 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Berlin_Freeper

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.


34 posted on 10/30/2012 12:33:24 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: maggief
ObaHe called on electric companies, etc., to cut through red tape and “lean forward.”

Too bad 0 bummer won't get on one of the electric lines and lean forward onto another line.....

35 posted on 10/30/2012 12:33:37 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 ("It's better to vote for a Republican you don't know than wind up with a dim you don't like".)
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To: justa-hairyape

Okay, I found the problem! Call the Plumber.

36 posted on 10/30/2012 12:34:10 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Sub-Driver
“Scientists tell us that if we do not reduce our emissions, these problems will only grow worse,” he said.

Some of these same "experts"(And using the same temperature data, no less) also were warning us in the Seventies of the "Big Chill"and famines and crop failures caused by by the same usage of fossil fuels that would bring on the next Ice Age.

Many of population alive today shouldn't be because of the fore-casted "Doom and Gloom" by massive hunger, energy shortages and wars caused by such deprivations

When that panned out it became Global Warming.

My opinion was and still is if Carter had won in 1980 and not Reagan, we WOULD have had such calamities because it would have been the results of the policies Carter and his "Energy crisis is real" policy pushers' agenda.

Thank God(countlessly) we were blessed with President Ronald Reagan who got the oil taps flowing again!!!
37 posted on 10/30/2012 12:34:25 PM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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To: 1rudeboy

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!


38 posted on 10/30/2012 12:34:57 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: All

90,000,000 TONS per day????????


39 posted on 10/30/2012 12:37:21 PM PDT by Boonie
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To: Sub-Driver
Yep, for certain, all storms are a disturbing sign of things to come.

Right after any big storm, we get Gore and the AGW crowd and Meghan McCain and the environmental wackos, all proclaiming that, it's a sign of "global warming", aka: climate change.

Those storms cause a lot extra damage to the country, when they bring out that disturbing crowd of people.
40 posted on 10/30/2012 12:37:44 PM PDT by adorno
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Al, didn’t your momma teach you not to use your mouth for breaking wind?


41 posted on 10/30/2012 12:39:44 PM PDT by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: Sub-Driver

ROFL

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 ! “

ROFL


42 posted on 10/30/2012 12:39:49 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Every time I see an article with ol’ Al sayin something stupid again, I have to say...”Millions of degrees”...LOL


43 posted on 10/30/2012 12:40:46 PM PDT by jag.drafting
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To: Sub-Driver
84 tropical or subtropical cyclones have hit New York since the 17th century. Did global warming cause them too?

List of New York hurricanes

44 posted on 10/30/2012 12:40:53 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Like clockwork...all you have to recall is the poster for his movie of lies with the hurricane image.


45 posted on 10/30/2012 12:42:04 PM PDT by xp38
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To: Sub-Driver

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?


46 posted on 10/30/2012 12:42:09 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Sub-Driver

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?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_New_York_hurricanes

(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.)


47 posted on 10/30/2012 12:44:06 PM PDT by RichInOC (New York has survived just about every disaster thrown at it, except possibly bad government.)
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To: The Cajun

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.


48 posted on 10/30/2012 12:46:18 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia ("Together we will unite America and get this done" - Paul Ryan - August 11, 2012)
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To: bigbob
the best thing for the environment would be if Algore were no longer part of it

Now that's climate change I can support!

49 posted on 10/30/2012 12:46:47 PM PDT by ssaftler (Romney: "Attacking me is not an agenda")
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To: Sub-Driver
Back in the attic, Uncle Albert !

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 !.

50 posted on 10/30/2012 12:49:50 PM PDT by tomkat
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