Hurricane Sandy is no indicator one way or the other about the issue of the 21st century:climate change, but it can't be ignored as a possible precursor of things to come. Given that extreme weather patterns are nothing new we must look to the rising sea levels to verify the reality of global warming and subsequent climate change. But neither does this answer the question as to whether it is human-induced.
Most scientists are adamant the global temperature is increasing and that as a result weather patterns are slowly but surely becoming more erratic. The science tells us greenhouse gas emissions of around 10 billion metric tons per year are choking the atmosphere resulting in the greenhouse effect. The statistical data accumulated over many decades points to this.
So why do climate change deniers/sceptics even exist? On the scientific level, statistical analysis is still open to interpretation due to global warming and erratic weather patterns being a common occurence over millions of years. But on the political side it all comes down to good old ideology. The deniers are almost to man woman and kiddie, pro business, against big government. Their interests clash with a safe planet.
The more extreme deniers think it's all a one world government conspiracy pushed by the socialist greens. That political ideology can jeopardise a bipartisan agenda for safeguarding the future of the planet is appalling. Even if it cannot be totally 110% proven that emissions are causing climate change do they really think pumping tons of junk into the air won't have an effect on the eco system?