Yeah, somebody needs to say it, I think; and as I peruse the international news today- nobody is.
A great measure of the effectiveness of the climate denial troops in squashing the dialogue.
That and the basic politeness of good people. This would not be considered the best time to be getting all hoity-toity - about anything. A whole lot of people are in a great deal of pain. We should all just be quiet, and help each other out, right?
Except- that's what climate change warners (such as me) have been TRYING to do - for decades now. Prevent human anguish.
And here we are. Yes, Hurricane Sandy is a direct result of human caused climate change, brought about by burning way too much fossil fuel, to power "economic growth".
Being silent about it- won't help either.
Big headline at the moment; Gov. Christie of New Jersey is cited by CNN as saying:
"Superstorm Sandy left wreckage in its wake 'beyond anything I thought I'd ever see,' New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said at a news conference today.
'The level of devastation at the Jersey Shore is unthinkable,' he said."
Except - it isn't unthinkable, nor beyond what we expected- it's right smack in the middle of mainstream climate change predictions. Hotter oceans cause bigger storms cause bigger storm surges- floods eastern coastal US cities. Duh.
So. Maybe we shouldn't be shy about saying "We told you so."
And maybe we should start saying "You're a goddamn liar." to the deniers; regularly. Right out loud.
You see- Smidgen was the one who insisted on my writing that on her cast; she was eager for it. Because? She'd already heard the story, many times, about my writing it on the cast her big brother Beelar had to have on his leg, years before...