We're all well acquainted with Sandy. (Atlantic Ocean) Say hello to Paul (Pacific Ocean) and Anais. (Indian Ocean) Just a couple of Sandy's devil's reject family members. (The October, 2012 family)
Hurricane Paul (Oct 13th–17th) made landfall in Mexico's Baja peninsula on October 17th, which resulted in flooding and power losses affecting nearly 16,000 people and damaged close to 1,000 homes.
Anais was deemed as the strongest hurricane (equivalent to a Category 3 hurricane in the Atlantic Basin) to occur so early in the season. (Oct 12th–19th)
A widespread dust storm (with 70 mph winds) blasted across Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Kansas October 18th.
Floods in France. Heat records broken in Bulgaria. The list of devastation in October goes on & on & on.
The N.O.A.A. reports from 2010 read like a Stephen King book. Among all the broken weather records in 2011 were tornado records in the U.S. and this year we get record drought and Frankenstorm.
Yet the climate change denial society presses on:
"It is premature to claim it (Hurricane Sandy) has any global significance, such as a response to global warming. We would need to see more of these events occurring over many years, on a quasi-global basis."
Dr. Roy Spencer
*cough.. cough.. Koch Brothers.. cough*
It's a sad state of affairs when scientific law can be dictated dictated by the highest bidder. 2+2=847 if the price is right.