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Claim: Vanuatu cyclone due to ‘climate change’

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Vanuatu cyclone due to “climate change”

http://joannenova.com.au/2015/03/vanuatu-cyclone-due-to-climate-change/

So far 24 are confirmed dead in Vanuatu, a figure that seems likely to rise. About 100,000 are homeless, according to the local Oxfam director, which, if accurate, is an awful lot in a country of 270,000. There is no doubt the country needs a lot of help. But how many journalists will bother to check the history of cyclones in Vanuatu? Accuweather lists a lot, including one in 1951 that killed 100 people when CO2 levels were just 311ppm. In 1987 another storm killed 48. Despite the pressing need to solve immediate problems, the predictable claims are already starting. President Baldwin Lonsdale is blaming “climate change”. Pacific nations regard themselves as at the frontline of climate change, given many are low-lying islands dangerously exposed to rising sea levels, and Lonsdale said changing weather patterns were partly to blame for the destruction. “Climate change is contributing to the disaster in Vanuatu,” Lonsdale told reporters in Japan, saying rain had been unusually heavy this year. Even President Hollande, host of the Paris UNFCCC later this year, is milking this disaster: “…the cyclone “is a new cry for the international community to take seriously its responsibility in the […]Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)

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