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Is Hurrican Sandy proof of global warming?

Personally, I do believe in global warming, but it lacks some proof.
I'd like to hear what you think of Hurricane Sandy and its relation to global warming.


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    Nov 1 2012: No one datum or event is ever proof of anything. When you do science you want a data set of thousands before you even start to draw conclusions. The problem with GW is we can't actually collect the data over a long enough period without missing the whole thing so its always going to be conjecture. But that's the best we can do. We can't fully explain the current warming just as we can't fully explain the little ice age or the medieval warming. The current warming wouldn't look anywhere near as dramatic if we hadn't just had the little ice age which was much more dramatic. In reality GW might be something we can reduce so we may as well have a go. The next ice age is going to be a much bigger problem for us and there is much better evidence telling us that it is inevitable. You could argue that in the long term ice ages are actually the normal climate on Earth.
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      Nov 1 2012: so invest in a mink farm? by low sell high and all

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