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AG says WNY weather provides more evidence of needed action on climate change

Posted by Karen DeWitt on

The State’s Attorney General says the Buffalo snowstorms are more evidence that climate change is happening, and that New York and the nation need to work harder to combat the causes of global warming.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says this week in Western New York is another example of weather patterns that are changing, and won’t go back to normal by themselves.

“You can’t connect one specific storm to climate change, but the pattern is irrefutable,” Schneiderman said. “We’ve had more extreme weather incidents in the last five years or so then we’ve ever had before.”

He says Long Island got 13 inches of rain in a short period of time earlier this year. Schneiderman says New York is doing its share to further green technology, and can do even more, but he says the national dialogue needs to change. He says it’s time for “climate change denial to become unacceptable in American public discourse.”

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