Govt report: Climate change causing energy supply disruptions; problem likely to get worse

  • Article by: MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 11, 2013 - 4:14 PM

WASHINGTON — Climate change and extreme weather already are causing disruptions in the U.S. energy supply that are likely to worsen as more intense storms, higher temperatures and more frequent droughts occur, the government says in a new report.

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brucelieJul. 11, 1310:03 AM

This is complete rubbish. The highest temperatures in the last century are still in the 1930's. Sure Sandy was a 50 year storm. The same storm 50 years ago would have been much less expensive because there was much less development back then. The idea that government is here to protect us from the climate is absurd propaganda.

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dumbgopJul. 11, 1310:10 AM

Stop with this crap! ECONOMY, UNEMPLOYMENT, JOBS, DEFICIT. Climate change? You mean the former Global Warming, but now that the trends are cooling, climate change? Get serious before you destry America, team Obama and your failed results, and fairy tale ideology.

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benturnerJul. 11, 1310:25 AM

re: Global Warming, but now that the trends are cooling, climate change?..... No it isn't.

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joshua77Jul. 11, 1310:34 AM

This is just a ploy by the Democrats to institute Al Gore's carbon tax / carbon credit exchange. This new carbon program will make a select few Democrats billionaires and the average citizen much poorer. We need to vote them out and demand term limits for congress.

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slalomJul. 11, 1310:35 AM

Don't let the facts get in the way of a good arguement. According to the National Hurricane Center(NHC), Hurricane activity has declined since the industrial revolution.... "During the past 5 decades, an average of 5.6 major hurricanes struck the United States. During the preceding 5 decades, and average of 8.4 major hurricanes struck the United States.

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theagonybhoJul. 11, 1310:36 AM

What a crock, more innacurate information from the white house to back thier failing green and renewable projects.

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benturnerJul. 11, 1310:43 AM

re: During the past 5 decades, an average of 5.6 major hurricanes struck the United States. During the preceding 5 decades, and average of 8.4 major hurricanes struck the United States...... That is NOT posted on the National Hurricane Center's website.

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applewhizJul. 11, 1310:48 AM

Global Weirding is the latest nomenclature. You know, mega systems that cover both Pacific and Atlantic coasts. Twenty inch in 24 hrs. rainstorms like the event in 2007 that devastated Rushford, Mn. We all get those occasionally, right? Right? Drought of epic proportions last summer is soon forgotten by all except the cattlemen that shed their herds, and leave our country with the smallest beef herd since the 50's. Forest fires up and down the Rockies,even as they drown in Calgary and Toronto. Yet the deniers grumble about the high price of gas. Amazing, so sad.

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slalomJul. 11, 1311:29 AM

benturner "That is NOT posted on the National Hurricane Center's website"..... , go to the noaa website and search hurricane strikes by decade.The you can apologize :>

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lostinstpaulJul. 11, 1311:29 AM

applewhiz - those "deniers" you speak of have facts on their saide, and not Al Gore. Pretty easy to show climate change is BS/ The Govt sprays crap in the clouds to create most of the problems we have. Big tornado hits in the south, days earlier there are photos of clouds being sprayed. Coincidence>? Nope, Govt controlled disaster

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