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Gore: Climate change fueled Sandy

Oct. 30, 2012 at 4:51 PM   |   Comments

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Some politicians, headed by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, warned that global warming could mean more storms like Hurricane Sandy.

Gore in a statement on his Web site described the superstorm as a "disturbing sign of things to come," The Hill reported.

"Scientists tell us that by continually dumping 90 million tons of global warming pollution into the atmosphere every single day, we are altering the environment in which all storms develop. As the oceans and atmosphere continue to warm, storms are becoming more energetic and powerful," he said.

Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic governor of New York, which was hit hard by Sandy, also blamed global warming. At a news conference Tuesday, he said he recently told President Obama the country has a "100-year flood every two years now."

"Anyone who says there's not a dramatic change in weather patterns I think is denying reality," Cuomo told reporters.

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, also a Democrat, linked the storm to global warming, Politico reported. She wondered why neither candidate had brought up climate change during the presidential debates.

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