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On Sandy Anniversary, Pols Push for Climate Action

Some members of Congress are using the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy to push for action on climate change.(NOAA)

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October 29, 2013

President Obama didn't mention climate change in his statement on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, but plenty of lawmakers marked the day with a call for action.

"The aftermath of this event has brought us to very clear conclusions," said Rep. Paul Tonko, D-N.Y. "Climate change should no longer be considered a simple threat, but a very real, clear, and present danger."

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said in his own statement: "The improvements taking place all across our state speak volumes about the determined nature of our residents and our foresight to prepare for what we understand to be a new normal with regard to the changing frequency of what used to be once-in-a-generation storms."

 

Plenty of others chimed in on Twitter:

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