ManBearPig Resurrected: Is Global Warming To Blame For Sandy's Destruction?

As you know, weather happened in New York City this week, leaving dozens dead, millions without power, and pundits arguing about whether "Global Warming" is an actual thing.

Mayor Mike Bloomberg appears to be on the side of Al Gore and the Inconvenient Truth-ers -- yesterday, the mayor endorsed President Barack Obama in this year's presidential election, citing "climate change" contributing to Hurricane Sandy's wrath as his primary reason.

Governor Andrew Cuomo fell short of blaming the hurricane on Global Warming during a press conference Wednesday, but he noted that New York needs to come up with a better way to prepare for "a 100-year flood every two years."

Global Warming is a touchy subject -- many look at it as a serious problem that could potentially lead to the destruction of the planet. Others see it as a left-wing conspiracy dreamed up by Gore -- et al -- to scare the shit out of people.

Earlier this week, Gore issued his "Statement on Hurricane Sandy," in which he claims that "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."

That said, a growing number of scientists disagree with Gore's position on climate change -- many cite the lack of "warming" over the last 10 years.

From a January op-ed in the Wall Street Journal signed by 16 notable scientists:

Perhaps the most inconvenient fact is the lack of global warming for well over 10 years now. This is known to the warming establishment, as one can see from the 2009 "Climategate" email of climate scientist Kevin Trenberth: "The fact is that we can't account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can't." But the warming is only missing if one believes computer models where so-called feedbacks involving water vapor and clouds greatly amplify the small effect of CO2.

Regardless of where you stand on Global Warming, Bloomberg made a good point during a press conference Wednesday: it doesn't hurt to err on the side of caution.

That said, we want to know what you think: is Global Warming to blame for Hurricane Sandy?

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Last night I watched Inherit the Wind with Spencer Tracy.  In case you do not remember this movie, it’s about the Scopes Trial, referred to as The Monkey Trial by the Press in 1925:

Timeline: Remembering the Scopes Monkey Trial : › News › US  —  Jul 5, 2005 – Eighty years ago, in July 1925, the mixture of religion, science and the public schools caught fire in Dayton, Tenn. The Scopes trial — or …

Science was on trial. Charles Darwin and the heretic, John Thomas Scopes who dared to teach evolution, which was illegal according to Tennessee law, were demonized by the Judge and most of the town in 1925.  Members of the national Press from Chicago and the Northeast flocked to this small town to report with fascination on the ludicrous matter before the court, which was that it was illegal to confront the literal accuracy of the bible by teaching Darwin’s Theory of Evolution.. 

The central question in the trial:  you mean we are descendants of monkeys?

The press discovered a small town, and perhaps a state full of people, who lived inside their bibles picking passages out of context to support a self imposed prison of ignorance and denial.  These people rigidly believed in the six day biblical myth of creation, and that the world began 6,000 years ago.  So they never would have believed in the scientific fact of Global Warming in 1925.

Tennessee was not the only state in 1925 that had laws against the teaching of evolution.  And this literal interpretation of the “book” which evangelist preachers and Elmer Gantrys refer to as – “the word of god,” has been lurking in walls and behind closed doors until Borat and the Tea Party made us aware of the great sea of ignorance that has persistently lived in the shadows of arcane obscurity until the Tea Partiers took control of the Republican Party.

The Perfect Storm of October 29, 2012, requires that the scientific basis of global warming be better addressed by all who still think on this Globe!  Especially in the United States considering the size of our economy which has been a major factor in causing Global Warming.  Most of the deniers have been influenced by their rigid adherence to a book that was written by men and rewritten by Constantine to be more in line with his thinking 300 years after the birth of Christ.  (The other deniers believe concern for our climate is a foolish business expense.)

Hurricane Sandy is the perfect time to recognize and acknowledge the preponderance of the science behind the fact of all the storms of the century, all the time now, all over the globe. It is time for all who think and not blinded by reactionary ignorance and the drive to return all of us to pre-Dark Age Theories, to take control of reality back from the termites who are flexing their muscles in the creation museum, just across the river from Cincinnati in Mitch McConnell land. It is time to stop greed from interfering with appropriate measures to counteract Global Warming

The Perfect Storm also reminds us that Romney has explicitly stated on national television that, if elected President, he would not allow the Federal Government to provide disaster relief!  He forcefully stated this should be the responsibility of the states (the states without enough funds for school lunch programs) or even better, disaster relief should be the responsibility of the private sector, let the private sector do it.

So Romney would put Bain in charge?

Romney, remember, is the great humanitarian who saved the Winter Olympics with funds provided by our Federal Government.  So he is for government spending to save the Olympics, but not his fellow Americans ravaged by a disaster beyond anyone’s control.  And now everyone can see how FEMA has responded under a President who cares about people.  Governor Christie has affirmed his admiration for how Obama has his back and the back of New Jersey. That is non partisan.

And in 2012:  the era of the H-Bomb, computers, space exploration, giant particle accelerators, E=MC2 and face book – the myth of creation lives on. The 13th Century theories of St. Thomas Aquinas that bound religion and metaphysics to science, which interfered with science for hundreds of years, and led to the Catholic Church’s Inquisition in the 17th Century.  This resulted in Galileo being condemned and confined to house arrest for the balance of his life for daring to postulate the Earth circled the Sun.  The Inquisition is not dead, but lives on in the body of the religious right, and all men everywhere who still fervently believe in the myth of creation, or in any religious, metaphysical fundamentalism.

For the last word on metaphysics: Saint Thomas Aquinas (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)




One of those "notable scientists" is "Burt Rutan, aerospace engineer, designer of Voyager and SpaceShipOne". What exactly is his expertise?


Guess, what, there are vastly more than 16 people on the other side, and no, the number of qualified denialists isn't growing.


Furthermore, credible scientists don't stoop to bullshit like cherry-picking data to get their desired result. That's how they get their idea that there's been no warming. In fact, there was one especially warm year in the late 90s, a spike. But the overall trend has been upward, to the point that now things have caught up to that late-90s spike. What was once an outlier is now the norm.


But that's supposed to be evidence against warming.


Ask some self-professed "expert" why they pin their "no warming in x years" to a particular year, but not the year before, or two years before that, or a year or two after. It's a magic number they're relying on, a significant outlier year. 


They want to bullshit the public to think that every year in the 90s and 2000s was similarly warm, but that's not the case.


when things got really bad for the Romans during Hannibal's invasion of Italia, the Romans resorted to human sacrifices. The Romans ultimately defeated Carthage and Hannibal. Thus, we have proof that the deliberate human sacrifices worked and that the world is, in fact, run by Jupiter Optimus Maximus.  Failure to thusly worship must be at the root of modern weather problems, and Roman history gives concrete proof of the solutions. It's all in Livy's history. Must be true.  They teach Livy at Harvard.  Harvard was a divinity school. Earth worship is a false religion when the proof of Jupiter is right in Livy. Next question, please.


You heard it from junior college1/2 year maybe now you dont have hear logic from harvard and oxford but keep voting these brains in whitehouse not logical people green jobs good idea but Obama didnt l it off buy tricked u health care with unfair business practice and no studies for implications on existing health care companies That is running ramshod ovrr country and sorry Romney couldnt verbalizr for you!!


People in line for more gas so pump more oil from core or get a horse!!!!


Climate change responsible feel better now?


Take enough oil from around core earth and molten rock in center will heat earth surface no brainer!!


Hole ozone too many fluorucarbons released or maybe spaceship or ufo bustin thru atmosphere Burning whole in ozone what sounds more logicall????


Hole ozone too many fluorucarbons released or maybe spaceship or ufo bustin thru atmosphere Burning whole in ozone what sounds more logicsal????


Global warming is not to be blamed  for Sandy. It is the lack of action to prevent Global warming that is to be blamed!

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