'Joaquin' strengthens to Category 4, batters Bahamas

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  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    Oct. 2, 2015 7:49 a.m.

    Hey Worf -

    "I don't get it. If people can cause climate change, why not stop this hurricane?"

    Uh huh . . .

    If people can kill other people, then why can't they raise them from the dead?

    It's just one of those mysteries Worf.

  • Schnee Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 1, 2015 2:44 p.m.

    @worf
    "If people can cause climate change, why not stop this hurricane?"

    There are natural influences on climate, like the solar cycles. The sun is just an input into the Earth system and weather develops with the elevated or lower radiation levels. Humans are pretty much just tweaking the radiation balance by increasing the greenhouse gas concentrations. That's something that influences weather but there's no control at all as to how an individual storm will form just from adjusting the greenhouse gases.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Oct. 1, 2015 1:58 p.m.

    I don't get it.

    If people can cause climate change, why not stop this hurricane?