Climate Change and Hurricane Sandy

Before Hurricane Sandy landed on the east coast, the only certainty was that it would be followed by widespread claims that human induced climate change is the cause.  Not so fast, says Roger Pielke, Jr., in today’s Wall Street Journal.  According to Pielke,  “[t]here are no signs that human-caused climate change has increased the toll of recent disasters, as even the most recent extreme-event report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change finds. And even under the assumptions of the IPCC, changes to energy policies wouldn’t have a discernible impact on future disasters for the better part of a century or more.”

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