While no one event can be attributed solely to climate change, one would have to be blind to think that global warming has not played a major part in both the number and severity of these disastrous events. Usually when I bring this up, I am accused of being political and taking advantage of people’s misery and told to just help those whose lives have been destroyed. That sounds fine, but ignoring the cause means there will be many more victims in the future. Consider the damage with just this change of one degree centigrade. Now consider what a change of 4 to 6 degrees – which we are headed for – would mean. Future generations may be very unforgiving and call us the worse generation.
For documentation on the adverse effects of global warming see http://treealerts.org/home-global/2012/10/sandy-triggers-discussion-about-dangerous-storms-and-climate-change/
For documentation on how the republicans and democrats are doing nothing to change this see http://newprogs.org/blog/2011/11/08/environment-under-democraticrepublican-uni-party