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Well, there's nothing more predictable and boring than stories about global warming and climate change which appear every time there's a major hurricane, serious flooding, or other weather-related catastrophe. Yet, as will be seen after the jump, the supposedly non-boring Politico Pro front page has two such stories in its top four.
Here it is:
Earlier this afternoon, Rich Noyes at NewsBusters ran down the opportunistic TV coverage attempting to tie Hurricane Sandy to global warming, including comments from Mr. Global Warming himself, former Vice President Al Gore.
Since it hasn't gone behind the online publication's subscription firewall yet, here are select paragraphs from Darren Goode's report about McKibben, wherein we find that the activist is flogging a post-election tour to bring "climate change" to everyone's attention (like we haven't heard enough globaloney to last a century):
Bill McKibben: Hurricane Sandy a 'wake-up call' on climate change
“This is an absolutely unprecedented storm,” he said Monday evening. And it comes during the warmest year in recorded history in the United States — dating back to the late 19th century — and one in which many areas were affected by a serious drought.
“This has been, this entire year, should be a serious wake-up call and the public’s beginning to get it,” said McKibben, founder of the 350.org climate advocacy organization.
But he’s not expecting much from federal officials regardless of who wins the White House and Congress. “In Washington, the fossil fuel industry has bought one party and scared the other so we’re going to have to build a movement to challenge them some,” he said.
So McKibben has planned a 21-city tour almost entirely starting the day after the election and designed to create a public uprising of sorts against the fossil fuel industry — a movement McKibben has likened to the rebuke of U.S. companies against those who did business with South Africa during Apartheid.
“I think we need to revoke their social license a little,” he said.
The tour includes a video by South African bishop and civil rights leader Desmond Tutu noting that “just as apartheid was the moral issue of a quarter century ago, as he puts it, climate change is the moral issue of our time,” McKibben said. “All over the world, people are suffering an enormous amount for a problem they didn’t do anything to cause.”
A reminder: There has been no global warming in 16 years.