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Of Sandy, Ducks, and Climate Change
National Review Online, by Charles C. W. Cooke

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Posted By:Calvinesq, 11/2/2012 4:21:58 PM

The world can be a scary place and, for many, cartoon villains and cheap explanations serve to account for its rough edges. “We have so many people,” noticed Ronald Reagan, ”who can’t see a fat man standing beside a thin one without coming to the conclusion the fat man got that way by taking advantage of the thin one.” So it goes with the weather and the climate, in which realms those who scoff derisively at the religious and abhor theodicy as the preserve of rubes and reactionaries are extraordinarily quick to share their own unlettered theories as to how and why we are afflicted by tragedy.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 11/2/2012 4:23:17 PM     (No. 8983145)

I got a question: Can you possibly image how power would be restored if (assuming its even possible) the these regions relied on wind and solar power as primary sources of electricity?

Can you imagine the wrecks of windmills washing up on the coast or the vast destruction of acres upon acres of solar panel farms that would need to be nearby?

It wouldn't take days to restore power under this scenario, it would take months.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: nascarfan, 11/2/2012 4:36:10 PM     (No. 8983170)

I am blessed enough to have several months worth of food, several options to heat my home and a backup generator. We Alaskans try to be prepared. We have our share of bad weather and average 6 month temps below freezing. God Bless those in the East.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/2/2012 5:06:17 PM     (No. 8983248)

The blue states can have climate change, socialism, whatever. All the rest of us ask to be left out of the liberal utopia and left alone.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: felton335, 11/2/2012 5:15:56 PM     (No. 8983274)

I when through the "Loma Prieta" earthquake in 1989. I lost $60K in property damage and we had no power for many days. Too this day, I am a fanatic about keeping my cars full of gas and keeping 40 gallons of gas in the shed (I use it and replenish to keep it from going bad). I also keep a good supply of non-perishable food and water handy. I also have several ways to keep my house warm in the event of a winter crisis. It only took me one event to get with the program. And by the way: the climate is always changing and we have no control of it, only our selves in how re responde.

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