Step outside anywhere in the state of New Jersey and you'll feel like you're in Florida, but sans the palm trees and killing of black teenagers. Australia had its hottest summer on record and the NOAA said that 2012 had one of the warmest summers in history, all of which spells for stronger storms (like Sandy) on the account of thermal expansion. Of course Governor Christie, the superfleeced crusader of hurricanes at night and denier that climate change caused them by the day, doesn't feel that the 97 percent of relevant science studies of irrefutable facts know what they're talking about. And Steve Lonegan, the former Mayor of Bogata and demented tea party NJ senatorial candidate, recently called climate change "sillly hysteria". Perhaps he's confusing all the well-founded facts and evidence-based statistics of climate change confused with the silly hysteria that is his candidacy. Luckily he's a total non-entity and has a better shot of defeating Cory Booker (he will win the primary) in the Special Election like the next pope being from Timbuktu.
The fact remains that climate change and extreme weather is a direct result of natural factors and anthropocentric activities, but ultimately accelerated by human activities. Although he will surely be called a gloomy alarmist by the right, long shot Senate