Bad news for Babs, even the NY Times is dispelling the myth that global warming is behind the drought in California, and the one about Sandy has been discredited a hundred times over.
BOXER: Well, let me tell you what’s cruel. What’s cruel is Hurricane Sandy. What’s cruel is the drought that is hurting our people so much. What’s cruel is all these impacts that are happening along the beaches and the erosion and to our way of life, and what we saw through the night when the Republicans just stayed away from us, what we saw through the night is that all across our great nation, whether it’s both coasts or it’s the South or it’s the Midwest, middle of the country, everybody is struggling. Whether it’s the problem with the fisheries in Washington State or in Maine, that’s what’s cruel. And Mitch McConnell is walking away from this in the face of 98% of the scientists who say climate change is real. Here’s the great news, the solution is, essentially, moving to clean energy. Many, many thousands of jobs that can’t be exported, good paying jobs, and the health of our people will improve, and if we put a price on carbon, we would use that revenues to make sure middle class families and the working poor families can pay that interim price, which will be a little higher for energy, but eventually go way down as we really look out into the future.