Heritage Foundation researcher: Don't blame Sandy on climate change

  • Article by: Katie Tubb , The Heritage Foundation
  • Updated: December 6, 2012 - 3:44 PM

It is wrong of politicians to use Hurricane Sandy to legitimize global warming policies.

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privateeyeDec. 6, 12 4:24 PM

Gotta give 'em credit, they are willing to go down with the ship regardless how leaky we make our vessel. they are consistent.

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robotczarDec. 6, 12 4:32 PM

This is a rather mindless and politically-motivated article. We also can't say Sandy and storms like it are NOT due to global warming. We CAN say such storms are increasing in number and intensity, and that increase is due to global warming. This article is simply attempting to mislead people.

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cstoney48Dec. 6, 12 5:22 PM

In a nation where birtherism, creationism, astrology and endless conspiracy theories flourish, this article is about what one should expect. Jefferson/Franklin and the other Founders, schooled in the Enlightenment would be embarrassed.

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scottyhomerDec. 6, 12 5:25 PM

He left out that the Earth is only 6,000 to 10,000 years old, and flat. robotczar is right in saying that storms are increasing in number, and that there is a correlation to climate change. After all, it's the 6th of December and my grass is still green and we are down a foot of snow compared to historical averages. You can deny "climate change" all you want, but the climate has definitely changed over the past century, and so has what we've pumped into our 6,000 year old atmosphere.

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eman2001Dec. 6, 12 5:28 PM

Might not be the result of climate change, but do you really want to take a chance on it? Taking steps to prepare and mitigate are like taking out an insurance policy. You hope that the worst doesn't happen, but you spend a reasonable amount of money to make sure that it doesn't.

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ande8502Dec. 6, 12 5:34 PM

This is an idiotic article. Science has proven that climate change is caused by humans. End of story. This person should be ashamed of themselves and teh trip should not publish this drivel. Next week are we going to get a commentary about how vaccines are the tools of the devil.

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Mippy1Dec. 6, 12 5:42 PM

Katie Tubb writes most of her articles for the Heritage Foundation having to do with promoting the interests of the oil and gas industries. The list is available on their web site. This is just another of those articles. She is a shill for the fossil fuel industry. That being said, she makes a few valid points; but they are points that have also already been made by the folks who point to Sandy as a symptom of the disease. They are not hidden, and they especially do not invalidate the science.

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obamafone4meDec. 6, 12 5:51 PM

One poster claims that the article is mindless and politically motivated. Name someone who does NOT believe that claims of man made global warming is not political? The entire fantasy of MAN made global warming is funded and promoted by the government to gain control of industry through regulation and taxation. A little honesty please!

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obamafone4meDec. 6, 12 5:54 PM

"Science has proven that climate change is caused by humans". No it hasn't. Therein lies the problem. People actually take government funded scientists theory as if it were fact.

How is it that NOT ONE man made global warming theorist will address the FACT that CO2 levels increase AFTER warming periods? Read more about CO2 and plant stomata if you want the truth.

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windigolakeDec. 6, 12 5:58 PM

Who of sound mind would rely on the Heritage Foundation for anything based on fact, science or sanity? Ocean temperatures are up, drought is widespread and the icecaps are melting, all at an extremely rapid pace. Anyone who ignores the impact of humans and global warming does so at the planet's peril.

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