Hurricane Isabel a Byproduct of Industry?

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Washington, D.C., September 22, 2003—Upon learning of the World Watch Institute’s claim that Hurricane Isabel was a likely result of global warming, Competitive Enterprise Institute President Fred Smith issued the following response:<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />


“Hundreds of thousands of people have lost power, water and phone service; thousands have had their homes damaged or destroyed, and all the World Watch Institute can do is point the finger at industry,” says Smith.  “Hurricanes occurred a thousand years before the first combustible engine—back when the only emissions came from cooking fires.  I find it irresponsible, if not reprehensible, that World Watch seizes upon a natural disaster to advance their radical and misleading environmental agenda.”


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