U.N. climate scientist: Sandy no coincidence

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  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 29, 2012 8:03 a.m.

    This is another problem with the United Nations. They get into things their charter is not made for.

    They don't want to address the problems of the world but use this to further Vice-President Gore's ideas, such as the Internet and Global Warming.

    He Gore was a real person concerned about Climate and not the millions upon millions he is making in the process flying in his private carbon using plane, then he would have more on his side. He saw the dollar signs and must be eating opulently as his body frame is picking that up.

    Droughts, floods, famine, freezing, diseases, pestilences, and other forms of earth problems have existed for a variety of reasons. Volcanoes erupt and cause some of those problems but man in no way made a volcano erupt from turning on the electricity or water pump, or even flying overhead in his airplane with carbon fuel.

    Moral issues have existed for all the time on earth. Telling lies, immorality, living beyond means and other types of issues cause families to split. Those are real issues we have control over and they just seem to be getting worse for some people. Not climate.

  • David Centerville, UT
    Nov. 27, 2012 10:50 p.m.

    Governments see global warming as a huge pool of new revenue. To enforce any type of restrictions on carbon based energy, the US government would impose a new tax upon businesses & companies as well as families. Obama was going to try for the carbon tax in his first year of office but he spent all of his political capital forcing Obamacare upon us so he decided to drop the carbon tax, which by the way started as a Republican idea, I believe. The recession also weakened Obama's resolve to force through carbon taxes. I suppose that is one good thing that came out of the recession...no carbon tax...yet.

  • common twit Vernal, UT
    Nov. 27, 2012 4:25 p.m.

    Climate change is a huge polarizing topic. I have beliefs on both sides of the issue. I have no proof of any of my beliefs so I decided to do some research on my own. Guess what! Both sides exaggerate or hide some of the facts. (Of course it is very difficult to find facts).
    Here is what I found to be apparently true. First, there has been a trend to rising temperatures. Recently it has begun to go down slightly. Second, many glaciers are melting. On the other hand, many more are growing. Third, CO2 emissions have increased drastically. They increase shortly after the earth warms and decrease shortly after temperatures go down. Fourth, The sea levels will be 4 feet higher by the end of 2013 according to Al Gore. I don't see that happening. Fifth, by limiting carbon emissions, many already wealthy people stand make billions more if carbon taxes are allowed.
    I am no expert but you can see where my confusion come from.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Nov. 27, 2012 2:17 p.m.

    Conservatives and the Scientific denialisms --

    The world is flat,
    and only 6,000 years old,
    Evolution does not happen,
    Acid rain is a liberal lie,
    Lead based paint is perfectly harmless,
    Tobacco doesn't cause cancer,

    and of course today's denial --
    Climate Change is a myth fabricated for political purposes by Al Gore.

  • Twin Lights Louisville, KY
    Nov. 27, 2012 1:21 p.m.

    Probability and science go together quite well. Whether this particular storm is, specifically, the result of climate change is another matter.

    The concept that climate science is beholden to (what would have to be) a transnational, multilingual, multi-generational conspiracy that crosses every line of politics and religion is absurd. When has this ever been done?

    Science is not our enemy. The confluence of politics and money is another matter. But if we follow the vested interests and the money available to fight this battle, it is not Al Gore at the end of the trail.

  • Third try screen name Mapleton, UT
    Nov. 27, 2012 1:02 p.m.

    Probably and science don't go well together, especially when the "scientists" have their hands out.
    We've had bigger storms on the east cost; they just didn't zero in on Manhattan.
    ...and that makes all the difference.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Nov. 27, 2012 12:25 p.m.

    Americans do not like the U.N. or scientists so this story is irrelevant. Personally, I'm buying property a few miles back from the coast as future beach front innvestments.