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Hurricane Sandy a reality check

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Yeah, yeah, we know. Hurricane Sandy, like any other single storm or weather-related disaster, doesn’t prove climate change is happening, let alone that it’s man-made. But given the increasing frequency and severity of these events, it sure looks like something is happening — and that something isn’t good, especially for vulnerable coastal areas like New York City. Nor is the related budgetary picture, both short- and long-term. It’s hard to understand conservatives’ vehemency in denying ...


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myshortpencil
November 6, 2012
noon

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It's hard to understand the vehemency of liberals that coastal cities weren't built too close to the water during a relatively cold period of our climate history. NYC will eventually be flooded beyond use as the earth warms -- whether through natural forces, man-made, or both. The cheapest way out of this mess is to begin moving coastal cities inland, NOW. A few million years ago, Antarctica had much less ice than it does today. The oceans were much higher. Currently, the Earth's magnetic field appears to be weakening. That, by itself, will likely cause climate change through warming. Climate change is normal. If humans do not want to keep fighting the planet and spending lots of money rebuilding vulnerable coastal areas, they'll move the coastal cities inland, regardless of what they believe about the causes of climate change.

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