Reply To: More extreme hurricanes due?

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DocMartin
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Bush has argued that US shouldn’t do much about global warming, as would put US jobs at risk.
I’ve long believed this was false, short term thinking; that storms etc from warming would cause plenty of trouble for US economy and jobs.
Just seen news report includes:

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More than 200,000 people have lost their jobs because of Hurricane Katrina

Yes, Katrina not certainly a partial product of warming (those [unusually] warm/hot Gulf waters leading to rapid strengthening) – but short of thing to be expected as result of global warming. Other impacts not always so headlines grabbing, but also serious and unpleasant.
And now, Rita causing massive trouble – inc for oil industry, which is perhaps appropriate. Oh for a tornado from Rita swirling into Bush’s summer home.