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    Default Schumer: climate change is to blame for hurricanes

    Yup, if all of us dumbasses would have just listened to him, then the hurricane like Michael this past weekend may never have happened to begin with.

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    Schumer: 'If We Did More on Climate Change, We’d Have Fewer of These Hurricanes'

    WASHINGTON -- Amid daylight assessments of the toll inflicted on the southeast by Hurricane Michael, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on the Senate floor today that "if we did more on climate change, we’d have fewer of these hurricanes and other types of storms."

    "Everyone knows that, except for a few. Why? Why won’t they admit the truth? Maybe there are two words that explain it: oil industry," he said.

    Michael made landfall close to a Category 5 storm on Wednesday afternoon, ripping apart Florida panhandle buildings and severely damaging Tyndall Air Force Base.

    Two deaths have been reported due to the hurricane, which inflicted heavy winds and rain across Georgia and the Carolinas this morning on its march up the coast. More than 900,000 homes and businesses were without power this morning.

    "This year has seen huge a number of powerful storms and hurricanes buffet the Atlantic seaboard and the Gulf. Harvey, Irma, Maria, Florence, and now Michael have wrought severe damages. According to NOAA, 2017 was the most expensive year on record for disasters in the US. At some point, we have to acknowledge that the intensity of these storms is much greater than in past years and is a symptom of a changing climate," Schumer said. "Climate change is real, it is being driven by human activity, it is happening right now. These are facts; they are not in dispute. Our scientists know it, our businesses know it, the world knows it, and the American people know."

    "But too many senators on the other side of the aisle just put their head in the sand," he added. "It costs us more, and more, and more."

    Schumer cited a new UN report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that says there's currently a 12-year window to make “far-reaching and unprecedented changes” to avert dramatic effects of global warming.

    "So while we are thinking about the people of Florida and Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina and everyone in Hurricane Michael’s path, let’s remember that we are running out of time to do something about climate change, and the kind of storms we are seeing now will only increase if this body continues to keep its head in the sand, ostrichlike, and ignore the scientific realities," he added.

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was asked at a Wednesday meeting of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee if climate change is a security threat to the homeland.

    Rest - https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politic...se-hurricanes/
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    He is so out of touch with reality that it is funny.

    Climate Change....the planet has been through cycles for Eons.

    Volcanic eruptions that wiped out life? Freezing glaciers that carved out
    lakes in NY, WS, MN..? Carved down the Appalachian mountains.

    He is an idiot.
    I have lost my mind. If found, please give it a snack and return it?

    "I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same of others"...John Wayne in "The Shootist"

    A Deplorable!

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