Friday, November 2nd, 2012

6,408 Americans Killed By Terrible Weather In Decade of Superstorms

"Since September 11, 2001, there have been roughly 30 Americans killed by terrorism (depending on how you do the numbers). Meanwhile, extreme weather deaths in the same time period have totaled 6,408 as of 2011, according to the National Weather Service."
But terrorism lets us blame scary foreigners!

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Jared (#1,227)

That's when I clicked close tab: "We’ve given cadence to nontroversies and called it balance."

Leon (#6,596)

Yeah, but let my pull my Escalade over for a second so I can explain to you how terrorism is preventable and weather is not.

conklin (#364)

But can we not blame Chinese emissions? Even if that's a fight we're unwilling to pick?

Dave Bry (#422)

You don't need a Weatherman to know which way the wind blows.

dado (#102)

Exteme weather death seems too subjective to me. Where does weather end and extreme weather begin?

Multiphasic (#411)

@dado The latter carries traces of Mountain Dew.

But what if I blame scary foreigner Barack Obama and his weather machine?

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