Opinion: The Bahamas is paying for our sins

Hurricane Dorian over the Bahamas

TOM MORAN / STAR-LEDGER – The people of the Bahamas have a moral right, if not a legal one, to demand damages from the United States for our leading role in the ruination of the planet’s weather systems. They are paying a steep price today for our sins as Hurricane Dorian pounds them, leaving death and ruin in its wake.

The frequency of ferocious storms in the Atlantic has doubled over the last 20 years. We can’t definitively link any one storm to climate change, but the growing frequency of Category 4 and Category 5 hurricanes is exactly what climate scientists predicted …

Tom Moran is editorial page editor at The Star-Ledger.

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