Malloy: Climate Change is Cause of Storms That Have Hit the State

Touring part of the state Tuesday Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said climate change is to blame for the severe storms this state has seen in the last two years.


Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, whose tenure has been marked by a series of storms that have battered Connecticut, said this week that climate change is at the root of the dramatic weather we've seen. On a stop in New Haven yesterday Malloy, surveying piles of snow being removed from city streets, told the New Haven Independent "This is climate change."

Since he took office two years ago Malloy has dealt with several devastating storms that have hit the state, including a series of snowstorms early in 2011. Later that year Tropical Storm Irene battered the state in August, cutting power to nearly 800,000 businesses and homes. Then, a storm that again paralyzed Connecticut with power outages that lasted more than a week for some.

In October of 2012 we had another major storm that brought devastating flooding and cut power across the state,  then this past weekend's historic blizzard dumped as much as 40 inches of snow in some parts of Connecticut. The storm crippled travel in towns and cities and has closed schools for days.

“I think climate change is giving (us) more severe weather more frequently as the environment continues to warm,” Malloy told the Independent.

Ex Republican February 13, 2013 at 02:42 PM
Now he is a meteorologist on top of being a fool.
Mike Atkins February 13, 2013 at 03:46 PM
becasue FOX news says climate change is a hoax.
Mike Atkins February 13, 2013 at 03:56 PM
In case you haven't noticed Ex. The storms are bigger and more destructive now. There is more moisture in atmosphere. The oceans are warmer and the tides are higher. Now you can stick your head in the sand like your FOX news pals and other uneducated Republicans but there cannot be any denying what has happened in the past 5 years, even here in adison, is beyond the norm. Is that a unicorn over there? FOX news at 11.
Matt February 13, 2013 at 04:19 PM
Ya because hurricanes and blizzards never happened before Al Gore said so.
Mike Atkins February 13, 2013 at 04:24 PM
right Matt, just keep your head in the sand. Ask your friends down on MBR if they have noticed an pattern with the weather. I understand that science is really scary to you, but putting faith in god doesn't fix the problem.
Matt February 13, 2013 at 09:12 PM
I have no friends on MBR. In fact I don't know anyone even remotely close to that neighborhood. I don't go to church, prey, or care about religion. And the pattern of weather seems pretty normal to me. Serious blizzards and hurricanes in CT do occur, and only once in a while. And so far, they've continued to only occurred once in a while. Considering snow like this hasn't happened here since 1978, and the last serious hurricane before our recent two was Gloria, your "this is happening more frequently" theory is obviously meaningless. So basically, nothing you've said in this story's comments has any remotely factual basis. As usual.
Mike Atkins February 13, 2013 at 11:42 PM
So maybe you're new to town but last year we had a storm called Irene and that was followed by a huge Noreaster. Then just about 5 months ago we had a storm called Sandy come through, sure you must remember that one. Look it up, it was pretty big. Also you must remember the snow storms of 2011, like all winter we got several feet. Maybe your parents shoveled for you?
Matt February 14, 2013 at 02:59 AM
Obviously you didn't read anything I wrote since I addressed all of that non-sense babble in my previous reply. Come back when you have something useful to add, other than baseless personal attacks.
Mike Atkins February 14, 2013 at 12:36 PM
Matt you come on line with your complaints and rhetoric. Be part of the community becasue you're really uninformed with what actually happens here. We help our neighbors dig out, we offer our homes when there is no electricity. To say that the only storm since 1978 was Gloria shows me that your tin foil hat is crooked.
Matt February 14, 2013 at 01:12 PM
Once again you've chosen not to read what I said and are making up your own version to suite your agenda. That is not at all even remotely close to what I actually said. As usual.
Jim-Bob Masters February 20, 2013 at 09:09 AM
With all the water fraont storm damage, regardless why, shouldn't things like this have a Public Hearing as it will likely end up washed up on someones property later? (Madison) Notice of tentative determination to approve an application submitted by Guy and Darlene Simonian AB Living Trust to construct a walkway and pier and install a ramp and float. Notice of intent to waive public hearing. To view this public notice, please visit www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2586&Q=519210&deepNav_GID=1511


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