Mr. Durbin said scientific evidence of a tie between carbon-sparked global warming and severe weather "is indisputable."
Such a link "has been proven. It's been proven time and time again, and the science is clear," he said. "Tell me (recent weather outbreaks) are a coincidence. I don't believe it."
While converting to hybrid cars and other steps may be costly, "it's your money or your life," Mr. Durbin said. "The warming climate is changing our weather patterns. We're experiencing more severe events."
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