Skip to comments.Sandy shows the U.S. is unprepared for climate disasters
Posted on 10/31/2012 6:46:38 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
There are two main ways to respond to climate change. First, we can try to slow the rate of global warming by curbing our greenhouse-gas emissions. But theres also adaptationwe can try to reshape our existing infrastructure to make ourselves more resilient in the face of climate disasters.
Many experts say well need to do both.
The fallout from Hurricane Sandy has provoked at least a few politicians into taking adaptation more seriously. It is something were going to have to start thinking about, said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo after surveying the flooding in lower Manhattan. The construction of this city did not anticipate these kinds of situations. We are only a few feet above sea level.
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Yeah, everyone complains about the weather, but no one ever does anything about it!
I was NOT a climate disaster. It was a big honking storm.
Oh how do we appease the gods of global warming? Let us offer sacrifices of carbon credits and taxation of dirty industry.
I bet the solution is more communism.
Pray for America
Can I get a "No Duh?"
Shemp the Stooge Smith yesterday afternoon was going on and on about how we had to rethink everything and redo everything because of this storm. How ridiculous! we are going to spend billions on reconfiguring things based on one freak storm? Climate change cultists jumped on this with both feet.
It’s all global warming and humans wasting resources. The WaPo should lead by example and shut down the print edition because it’s wasting trees. Then they should all just shut down their buildings, all their employees should just give up their cars and stop utilizing resources like electricity and gas/oil to heat their homes.
Oh, and they should all lead the way and pay higher taxes.
“Climate disaster” is newspeak for weather.
If New Yorkers are so worried about hurricanes, they should not rebuild next to the Atlantic Ocean. The barrier islands should be off limits to rebuilding, according to the EPA....and you know how Liberals love the EPA. Perhaps an endangered spider or salamander will be discovered on Long Island and the entire reconstruction process will come to a halt.
"Never let a crisis go to waste" includes never letting a natural disaster go by without using it to further the idea that Washington, DC needs to aggregate more power to itself in order to "protect" us from something they have no control over.
Unprepared? Wasn’t that what the 1.5 billion rounds of ammo were for?
Now imagine nukes launched from barges about 200 mules out. There’d be about 5 minutes warning. DC, NYC, Boston, Miami, destroyed with tens of millions of dead and dying.
The muzzloids are probably planning this right now.
You are so right. Big difference between climate and weather.
Climate is what you EXPECT.
Weather is what you GET.
This was a weather event. Period.
We need Sacrifices !!! Let’s see, Michael Moore, George Soros, both Clintons, and both Obamas, into the nearest active volcano. Michael Moore last: we need his sheer bulk to plug it, in case the volcano gets as sick of them as we are. . .
LOL! I wonder how many times throughout history those words have been spoken and yet they've still rebuilt?
Why should it? The guy has a big problem on his hands that probably needs fixing.
Maybe if we stopped buying Sandra Fluke the Flake condoms we could afford to have disaster control.
Shove it, WaPo. As if anyone with a real education is going to believe a collection of bottom of the SAT journalism majors.
You’ve be-clowned yourselves to such an extent that even clowns disown you.
A big honking storm with disastrous results that didn’t have anything to do with climate?
You’re confusing climate with weather.
These people really believe storms like these are a new occurrence and could be prevented? They need to get over themselves. Mother Nature has always kicked our behinds.
Are you saying that current weather has nothing to do with climate?
Between his constant editorializing while reporting, his inane asides, his irritating voice and his over-acting, I just can't wait till the top o' the hour when Bill O'Rudely comes on with his arrogance, interrupting and over-talking.....
Oh, wait, I think I'm going mad....they're coming to take me away, away.......
In the end, is there really anything we can do to prevent it? When it’s time to go, it’s time to go. Mother nature isn’t discriminatory.
Lost me on the first sentence.
We can prepare on the individual level for stuff, and maybe on the city/county level. But the country is too big for some grand Federal plan.
Beside that, the Feds tend to make a mess and use too much money.
Yeah, there were no such things a hurricanes before “Global Warming” started in 1580. I defy anyone to produce a satellite photograph of a hurricane which can be proven to have been taken before that date.
Maybe building a 100 foot tall barrier wall along the entire shoreline would do it.
Or making everyone move to locations at an altitude of at least 1,000 feet.
Anyway - It's Obama's fault - he promised to lower the seas.
But that's just another Obama promse broken.
A catagory 1 storm that was wide. It went ashore just as a cold front came in from Canada. So what!
If it had come ashore South of Galveston TX would anyone have noticed? This one came ashore in one of the most populated and built up areas of the US.
If a typhoon came ashore in Los Angeles just as a major earthquake hit and snow fell in the mountains while the LA hills burned, would we also blame it on glo=bull warming?
AND IT IS ALL GLO-BULL WARMING’S FAULT! sarc/off
But that's just another Obama promise broken. ****
Not so! When Obama got involved, the hurricane dissipated, the seas stopped rising and went down. ALL PRAISE HELMSMAN OBAMA!
“WHEN IN THE STORM WE LOOK TO THE HELMSMAN!...”-(Old CHI-COM SONG about Mao)
Climate change also cannot and did not cause the fact that other weather systems were also in the same area at the same time that this system absorbed into itself to make it stronger.
Something that would have happened regardless of weather or not there is climate change is not evidence of climate change’s existence...yet the left perpetuates this nonsense anyway.
Indeed—I take it as a positive sign for Republicans next week that the RATS are starting to beat the climate change drum again.
I’d more say that climate has something to do with weather.
Sandy was not even a Hurricane when it made landfall. Are they claiming we need to spend trillions now because of a Tropical Storm ? If this was a Cat 4-5 at its maximum and then remained a strong Hurricane when making landfall, they might have a point.