Reply To: More extreme hurricanes due?


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:

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.