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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 Southington over 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.

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In October of 2012 we had Hurricane Sandy, 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.

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Envirowhiz February 14, 2013 at 01:51 PM
So, recongnizing this once again, is that why Obama and the Democrats in power have dropped the ball for the past five years on dealing with it. Love that fracking, Barack and Dan; how about getting off the petroleum gig and start using renewables like wind and solar? Unless you don't mean what you say and you've been bought off by big oil. Talk is cheap, Dan. Start to take action!
Southington Man February 14, 2013 at 03:15 PM
Are you kidding?? And what proof do you have climate change is the factor? You have nothing other than 31in of snow and a hurricane. Which is what happened 20 years ago 30 years ago 40 years ago 50 years ago 60 years ago and so on and so on? I mean people are slightly retarded. I can show you how the earth is cooling the past decade, but we can’t look at that. I can show you hacked e-mails from the same scientist stating that climate change is not true, but we can’t look at that. Why do we have to give money from wealthy countries in order to help world? This is nothing more than transferring money from wealthy countries to the elite and poor nations. Kinda sounds like Obama “pay your fair share”???

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