CNN's Chris Cuomo: "Imagine if we could find ways to reduce the number of these storms. Imagine if we could figure out why a hundred year storm seems to happen every other. I mean, you have all of these scientists saying climate change is part of the equation."
CNN anchor John Berman was talking with Bill Read, the former director of the National Hurricane Center:
“Is there a why to this? Why there is so much water associated with this storm?” Berman asked. “One thing we heard from scientists over the last 10 years is that climate change does impact the intensity of many of the storms that we see.”
Read responded: “I’m not — I’m probably wouldn’t attribute what we’re looking at here. This is not an uncommon occurrence to see storms grow and intensify rapidly in the western Gulf of Mexico. That’s as long as we’ve been tracking them, that has occurred. The why for the big rain is the stationarity. That fact that the storm is going to come inland and not move…while it has happened in some cases, to have a really big storm come and stall like this is really rare.”
Gore's 2006 'An Inconvenient Truth' served 'as a catalyst in the polarization of American public opinion on climate change.'
'Republicans may have taken an oppositional stance on climate change, at least partly, in response to signals from Democratic elites.'
The original Gore film 'likely played a role in turning Republicans against that message, since to them, Gore was simply a Democratic politician they disliked.'
'It’s highly unlikely that the release of Al Gore’s sequel to An Inconvenient Truth will have an impact similar to the original. The movie is generating significantly less traction in the box office and in the media. Furthermore, climate change has already become one of the most polarized issues of the day. Sadly, there is likely no way to turn back the clock. But it should serve as a warning for the future. It is not only important to pick a salient and informative message, but also an effective messenger to deliver it.'
Climate skeptic Steven Hayward comments on the new study: 'I had occasion to ask a straight-shooting 'mainstream' climate scientist I know slightly what he thought of Gore’s  film: 'I wish he’d made the film with John McCain.' In other words, Gore should have tried to make it a bipartisan effort.'
'GORE: THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING' - 'This study suggests is that Al Gore is the best friend climate skeptics ever had.'
'The best way to stop climate action is to give Gore more air time. And memo to Hillary Clinton: please please please make a movie about climate change. It would probably kill off the issue once and for all.'