From the Cheap Seats: Fox Shamelessly Politicizes Haiyan Tragedy

November 14, 2013
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Maggie Fox, the wife of U.S. Senator Mark Udall, has sent out an unseemly appeal using the dead of the Philippines to raise money

Maggie Fox, the wife of U.S. Senator Mark Udall, has sent out an unseemly appeal using the dead of the Philippines to raise money

Cheap Seats thought the kiddies at CRaP (the Climate Reality Project) could sink no lower, but Mrs. Mark Udall evidently has taken Rahm Emanuel’s advice to heart.

Sure enough, Maggie Fox has sent out an unseemly appeal using the dead of the Philippines to raise money.

That’s right, the shameless CraPers are looking to enrich themselves using Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the islands on a scale not seen since the Bataan Death March.

“This horrific example of dirty weather shows just how critical your work to put a market price on carbon and a political price on denial is,” said Fox in a fundraising email this week.

Oh yes, what a price. One you can pay with a check to Al Gore’s little money funnel.

Cheap Seats can’t say, however, that CRaP doesn’t know how to cover its backside.

It does concede that “Although the full extent to which climate change influenced Super Typhoon Haiyan has not yet been determined, the storm is another reminder of how climate change has already made extreme weather more extreme.”

Uh, actually no.

As it happens, typhoons and hurricanes are one in the same, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The fact is that the hurricane season has been a bust, at least from the perspective of those who like to make money off others’ suffering.

For the first time in 45 years, no hurricane made landfall — and the number of hurricanes is the least since 1982.

No major hurricane even formed this year.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Haiyan was devastating not because it was ever-so pumped up, but because there was so much to destroy.

Houses, office buildings, shops, roads and other appurtenances of civilization – not all of them well-constructed by modern standards – were all in the path of Haiyan.  Simply put, more was destroyed because there was more to be destroyed. More people died because there were more people in harms way.

If CRaP wanted to help, they’d be backing more natural gas and nuclear power for the Philippines, key building blocks to building a developed economy that gives people the financial wherewithal to improve the quality of construction when it comes to their homes and businesses.

But why help when you can use the victims of tragedy to grub for money?

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