“These hurricanes have not been caused by global warming, but their frequency and intensity have likely been magnified by climate change. Particularly calamitous hurricanes have their names retired, and in the last 20 years there have been about as many names retired as in the preceding 40 years. California has had more than 6,400 wildfires this year. The 17 hottest years on record have all taken place in the past two decades.”
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Missed his 2017-09-17 broadcast? Look for the transcript hereFareed Zakaria is a thoughtful person and he does his homework. I’ve rarely found him say or write anything with which I disagree. Whether it’s the size of government or climate change, he’s about right. Science does measure and predict the behaviour of important systems including our climate. Government does help greatly in monitoring and forecasting weather, regulating healthcare, building infrastructure, generally anything that’s too big for individuals to manage themselves. That’s all good yet we have Republicans and Trump touting that government and science are evils which must be ignored or handicapped instead of used wisely. That’s just stupid.
Stop being stupid. Let government and scientists do what needs to be done. Universal healthcare and managing climate change need to be done. Get on with it.
Here’s part of Fareed’s show today:
See also, A climate scientist on hurricanes