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Nov 2, 2012

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: the weather’s on steroids

The weather's on steroids. Perhaps historians will look back at the storm that ravaged the Caribbean and north-east America and mark it as the event that ended the comp

Richard Farmer

Crikey political commentator

The weather's on steroids. Perhaps historians will look back at the storm that ravaged the Caribbean and north-east America and mark it as the event that ended the complacency in the United States about global warming. Certainly there are signs of a change in attitudes with the business publication Bloomberg Businessweek being an example.

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2 thoughts on “Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: the weather’s on steroids

  1. Mark Duffett

    Re the Bloomberg Businessweek cover, the track record of weather events as climate debate gamechangers is not great. As Roger Pielke Jr has pointed out, compare Newsweek from 1996 rogerpielkejr.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/running-faster-on-climate-treadmill.html

    The more things change…

  2. AR

    Wonder why the stolen election of 2000 is omitted from the table?

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