We must prepare for extreme weather events, not vainly try to stop them -- This didnt stop main stream media, ever anxious to hype extreme weather events as harbingers of climate catastrophe, from pronouncing it a hurricane of unparalleled proportions. In many cases they simply echoed the excited claims of climate campaigners such as 350.orgs Bill McKibben, who described Sandy as really something that we havent seen before. As Terry Corcoran wrote in Canadas National Post, Frankenstorm, he [McKibben] said, is really the right name for it, as he linked the hurricane to man-made climate change, Mitt Romney and the most powerful and richest industry on earth. Big oil caused the big storm. -- ICSC Science Advisory Board member, Dr. Madhav L. Khandekar, an Expert Reviewer of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (2007), said in a telephone interview with the author Tuesday evening that claims such as McKibbens are absolute bunko. -- Even the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) now says that there is little or no science backing claims that human-caused climate change is responsible for current extreme weather events. Dr. Roger Pielke Jr., a professor at the University of Colorados Center for Science and Technology Policy agrees and explains that such links are not scientifically based. As Corcoran explains in the National Post, Prof. Pielke also asserts that there are no signs of a trend in any direction in hurricane activity. Weve done long-term trends with respect to hurricane damage in the United States, and its very safe to say that regardless of how [Sandy] plays out, theres a century-long time series with no trend in it and thats in damage, the number of landfalls, or the intensity of storms at landfall.