Over the last 24-hours, heavy rain has pounded the greater Philadelphia region leaving stranded motorists to abandon their cars and has caused the shutdown of major routes as far north as South Jersey.
Although flooding was expected, city officials said Thursday that last night’s downpour was unusually large. And Philly Mayor Michael Nutter has placed the blame for the city’s widespread flooding on none other than climate change. “This is a seventh, uh, kind of worse rainstorm in the city’s history so, you know, we do the best that we can with these circumstances but, uh, I’ll take the first part of your question, there is no question in my mind for the last hundred people on the planet who are not sure about climate change, or is it’s real, unfortunately whether east coast, west coast, half way around the world, unfortunately we’re going to see more and more of these kind of severe weather events,” Nutter said.
Of course, Mayor Nutter didn’t explain how he came to that conclusion. I guess he’s just super smart and we’re just supposed to trust him and accept his unscientific assertions as fact.
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