The flood waters have yet to recede, power has yet to be restored to millions, and many of the dead remain unburied - yet as sure as the sun rises in the East, it is already time for the biggest con man in history and the world's premier green profiteer, Al Gore, to claim that Hurricane Sandy is the result of global warming. Apocalypse to follow:
Hurricane Sandy is a disturbing sign of things to come. We must heed this warning and act quickly to solve the climate crisis. Dirty energy makes dirty weather
The reality is that Sandy was, according to NOAA's Martin Hoerling, "little more than the coincidental alignment of a tropical storm with an extratropical storm. Both frequent W. Atlantic in Oct....nothing unusual with that."
And indeed, Sandy was hardly unusual in and of itself. Multiple such hurricanes have struck the mid and upper portions of the East coast, with upwards of ten striking between 1954 and 1960. The reality is that we have been in a period of unusual inactivity when it comes to hurricanes. You can find many more facts compiled by Marc Morano at this link. I will post Joe Bastardi's epic takedown of the link between Sandy and climatechange just seen on The O'Reilly Factor as soon as it hits youtube.
While there may not be a link between Sandy and climate change, there is a direct link between climate change, Sandy, and Al Gore's wallet. He needs to be jailed and all of his wealth stripped to reimburse the hundreds of millions whose pockets he has picked.