No more excuses! Issues Beyond Palo Alto, posted by Time to go Green, a resident of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, on Nov 1, 2012 at 2:54 pm
Tropical storm/hurricane Sandy is a result of global warming. Al Gore is right.
97% of climate scientists agree. We do not need to wait any longer. Fossil fuels are the cause. Natural gas/fracking and coal and oil are fossil fuels. We need to shut them down, and live with renewable resources like wind and solar.
Those people in NY and NJ, who are in long lines, waiting for gasoline need to learn that they are are the problem, not the solution.
Posted by Ducatigirl, a resident of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, on Nov 1, 2012 at 4:12 pm
A storm of this magnitude could NOT have been caused by the warming of the earth since the end of the mini-ice age of the 1300's to the 1800's. That merely extended the areas of temperate climate. The severity of such a storm had a warmer, more recent, and stronger origin than the natural emergence from a mini-ice age.
Posted by Donnie, a resident of the Barron Park neighborhood, on Nov 1, 2012 at 10:12 pm
We must mandate an immediate moratorium on carbon based fuel. Obama should prohibit the sale or use of gasoline, oil, coal and natural gas based on the clear and present danger of its continued use.
True there will be some inconvenience in the short run as we need to find new ways to get around and heat our (way too big!) houses until the renewable industry (uninhibited by the lobbying of the energy companies) catch up to the new market. In the meantime, put on a sweater, get out your bike and take a job closer to where you live.
The future of the planet depends on us all making sacrifices noW!