Schumer’s weird science: ‘If we did more on climate change, we’d have fewer of these hurricanes’

Schumer’s weird science: ‘If we did more on climate change, we’d have fewer of these hurricanes’
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[Ed. – I think pretty much everyone understands this is absolute nonsense.  It’s getting really strange to watch.  Regarding the cost of disasters, they cost so much more now because our population is much bigger and a whole lot more property gets destroyed whenever something hits.  Hugely destructive storms hit 80 or 100 years ago, but didn’t affect as much humanly-valued property simply because there was less of it.]

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. …

“… 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.”

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