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Malloy: Climate Change is Cause of Storms That Have Hit the State

Touring part of the state Tuesday Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said climate change is to blame for the severe storms this state has seen in the last two years.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, whose tenure has been marked by a series of storms that have battered Connecticut, said this week that climate change is at the root of the dramatic weather we've seen.

On a stop in New Haven yesterday Malloy, surveying piles of snow being removed from city streets, told the New Haven Independent "This is climate change."

Since he took office two years ago Malloy has dealt with several devastating storms that have hit the state, including a series of snowstorms early in 2011. Later that year Tropical Storm Irene battered the state in August, cutting power to nearly 800,000 businesses and homes. Then, a storm that again paralyzed Connecticut with power outages that lasted more than a week for some.

In October of 2012 we had another major storm that brought devastating flooding and cut power across the state,  then this past weekend's historic blizzard dumped as much as 40 inches of snow in some parts of Connecticut. The storm crippled travel in towns and cities and has closed schools for days.

“I think climate change is giving (us) more severe weather more frequently as the environment continues to warm,” Malloy told the Independent.

Rachel Lundquist February 13, 2013 at 09:55 PM
@Spiff- What happened ? I saw a comment you wrote briefly displayed...something about being censored...and then it disappeared....What's up with that?
Spiff February 13, 2013 at 10:08 PM
That was me Rachel, I jumped the gun a bit. I thought our latest comments were being censored, but when I realized I was mistaken, I deleted the post. Good catch though! ;)
Rachel Lundquist February 13, 2013 at 10:33 PM
@Spiff- lol- Ok- I saw the word "censored" ....then it was gone....whew.
Philip Dooley February 20, 2013 at 05:41 AM
Actually that study just shows how nicely arctic temperatures follow orbital forcing. Or in the authors words : "Our paper is for northern Scandinavian summer temperatures so extrapolating to large scale annual temperatures is not really correct." For those that want to learn the details : http://www.skepticalscience.com/esper-millennial-cooling-in-context.html Phil
Philip Dooley February 20, 2013 at 06:22 AM
It sounds like a lot of commenters here should join the flat earth society. That society has the same level of scientific proof as those denying human caused global warming. Before responding, anyone who actually wants to learn should check "Arguments" at SkepticalScience.com, and compare their arguments against his. Here are some useful quotes from the religious leaders of climate change denial themselves: http://www.skepticalscience.com/The_Greenhouse_Gas_Effect_All-Star_Fan_Club.html http://www.skepticalscience.com/singer-criticises-deniers.html And if you investigate "greed" you will find the fossil fuel companies trying to protect their profits. The Koch brothers have spent 500 Million to distribute anti-science propaganda. Phil

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