Sandy is short for Cassandra, the Greek mythological figure who epitomizes tragedy. The gods gave Cassandra the gift of prophecy….she could either see or smell the future. But with this gift also came a curse: Cassandra’s warnings about future disasters were fated to be ignored…. For more than twenty years, scientists and others have been warning that global warming, if left unaddressed, would bring a catastrophic increase in extreme weather—summers like that of 2012……the hottest July on record and the worst drought in fifty years, mega-storms like the one now punishing the East Coast.
There has been a series of extreme weather incidents, that is not a political statement. That is a factual statement. Anyone who says there’s not a dramatic change in weather patterns, I think is denying reality.