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Teacher: Hurricane Sandy a Result of 'Massive Theft of Atmospheric Commons'

tgwWhale Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 12:15 AM
I am tired of the lying enviro-whackos. Hurricanes have been hitting the NE US throughout recorded history (a big one hit Massachusetts is 1635) and there is evidence of hurricanes hitting before that. Some of these storms were quite a bit stronger than Sandy. In fact, over the last 20 years the frequency of such storms hitting the NE is lower than normal. For example, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_New_England_hurricanes#Pre.E2.80.9317th_century I suppose that the enviro-whackos claim that the 1635 storm was due to pollution caused by the Puritans burning non-fossil fuels. Sandy was NOT proof of human-caused Global Warming. Sandy was an example of what has been common throughout history.
Social justice activist teachers see natural disasters like the recent Hurricane Sandy as opportunities to bring their political agendas into the classroom.

And they rarely miss an opportunity.

Writing for the far-left Zinn Education Project (named for the late communist professor Howard Zinn), Portland, Oregon high school teacher Tim Swinehart opined:

“Hurricane Sandy, and the superstorms that will follow, are not just acts of nature—they are products of a massive theft of the atmospheric commons shared by all life on the planet. Every dollar of profit made by fossil fuel companies relies on polluting our shared atmosphere...