Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, whose tenure has been marked by a series of storms that have battered Connecticut, said this week that climate change is at the root of the dramatic weather we've seen.
On a stop in New Haven yesterday Malloy, surveying piles of snow being removed from city streets, told the New Haven Independent "This is climate change."
Since he took office two years ago Malloy has dealt with several devastating storms that have hit the state, including a series of snowstorms early in 2011. Later that year Tropical Storm Irene battered the state in August, cutting power to nearly 800,000 businesses and homes. Then, in October, a freak snowstorm struck the state, a storm that again paralyzed Connecticut with power outages that lasted more than a week for some.
In October of 2012 we had another major storm that brought devastating flooding and cut power across the state, then this past weekend's historic blizzard dumped as much as 40 inches of snow in some parts of Connecticut. The storm crippled travel in towns and cities and has closed schools for days.
“I think climate change is giving (us) more severe weather more frequently as the environment continues to warm,” Malloy told the Independent.