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'Global warming' gets the blame for Nargis

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, May 14, 2008.

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    During a May 6 interview on NPR's Fresh Air radio broadcast, the former vice president claimed that the deadly Myanmar cyclone, which struck on May 3, could be a result of alleged manmade global warming. "... [T]he trend toward stronger and more destructive storms appears to be linked to global warming," stated Gore, "and specifically to the impact of global warming on higher ocean temperatures in the top couple of hundred feet of the ocean, which drives convection energy and moisture into these storms and makes them more powerful."

    But some scientists disagree, saying there is no way to link any single weather event to CO2 and global warming. And according to a FoxNews.com article, Jeff Poor of the Business and Media institute says that "using tragedy to advance an agenda has been a strategy for many global-warming activists." It was "just a matter of time," wrote Poor, until someone found a way to link Cyclone Nargis and global warming.

    Dr. Roy Spencer is author of the book Climate Confusion: How Global Warming Hysteria Leads to Bad Science, Pandering Politicians, and Misguided Policies that Hurt the Poor. "Well, there is a tendency for people to now blame everything that happens in weather on global warming," states the author.

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