Victims of Hurricane Michael are represented by climate deniers | John Abraham

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/oct/11/victims-of-hurricane-michael-voted-for-climate-deniers

Elections have consequences. Denying science has consequences. And we are reaping what we sow.

Hurricane Michael – live updates

Floridians are staring down a very powerful Category 4 typhoon that is causing extensive damage. The high winds, heavy rains, and storm surge will cost billions of dollars.

We know that climate change is making these storms stronger. The storms feed off of warm ocean waters, and those waters are much warmer now because of climate change. I have written about the science in more detail here and here. But basically, Michael strengthened because it passed over really warm waters. Waters that were hotter because of human-caused warming.

Climate change is real, and we must take action to protect ourselves. Denial of this scientific reality is simply not an option, especially in Florida.

Climate change is real, it is impacting Floridians directly, and we will not be silenced on the matter. When I’m Governor, we will


Original Title: Victims of Hurricane Michael are represented by climate deniers | John Abraham
Full Text of the Original Article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/oct/11/victims-of-hurricane-michael-voted-for-climate-deniers