Storm Of The Century? Again?on October 28, 2012 at 7:18 pm
It’s funny, I could have sworn that the 1993 storm that ravaged the east coast was the “Storm of the Century.” It was insane! Never seen before! Unique! Unprecedented! Yet, here we are, just 19 years later and we have another “Storm of the Century.”
Oh course, part of this is the media salivating over a big storm but the reality is that this kind of storm is supposed to be freakish and rare. 19 years apart doesn’t strike me as “rare.” It is possible that the odds went against us. The meteorological equivalent of snake eyes. On the other hand, it’s also possible that this is no longer a rare occurrence just like tornadoes in Brooklyn and Queens are no longer unheard of.
Conservatives will deny, deny, deny that Climate Change could possibly have anything to do with this storm. I’m actually waiting for some talking head on Fox to say “Well if this ‘Storm of the Century’ happened in the 21st century and the last one happened in the 20th century, I don’t see the problem. It’s still just a once in a century event!”
What do you suppose they’ll say when the next one hits?