by William Teach | October 8, 2016 7:37 am
Members of the Cult of Climastrology just can’t help themselves. Hurricanes have happened for a long, long time. We don’t even know how long, because records only go back so far. But, now, they are all linked to anthropogenic climate change, and Warmists are all going bat guano insane, most of whom aren’t even climatologists. Remember when Warmists said we should only listen to climastrologists, er, climatologists? Here was have CNN’s John. D. Sutter
Hurricane Matthew looks a lot like the future of climate change
As Hurricane Matthew continues to churn through the Atlantic, leaving more than 260 dead in the Caribbean and threatening the Florida coast, the focus must be on public safety.
People in the storm’s path must seek refuge, as Florida’s governor has implored. And those in the Caribbean likely will need assistance as they mourn their dead and clean up the wreckage.
But as the impact of the storm becomes clear, there’s an uncomfortable truth the rest of us should wrestle with: Hurricane Matthew looks a lot like future climate change. And if we want to stop storms like this from getting even more intense, we need to do everything we can to rid the economy of fossil fuels.
“We expect to see more high-intensity events, Category 4 and 5 events, that are around 13% of total hurricanes but do a disproportionate amount of damage,” Kerry Emanuel, a professor of atmospheric science at MIT,told The Guardian. “The theory is robust and there are hints that we are already beginning to see it in nature.”
Uh huh. How many CoC prognostications have failed to materialize? Gore’s doomsday clock failed. The Arctic is not ice free. We’ve had 25 years of failed tipping points. They’ve been pretty much wrong on everything. All these failures do not stop Warmists from making prognostications, or even from trotting out the same failed ones. Including on hurricanes. Even though they are wrong, and are only making a Wild Ass Guess. Heck, the IPCC, for all their insanity, guessing, and politicization, refuses to make the link
Current data sets indicate no significant observed trends in global tropical cyclone frequency over the past century and it remains uncertain whether any reported long-term increases in tropical cyclone frequency are robust, after accounting for past changes in observing capabilities. Regional trends in tropical cyclone frequency and the frequency of very intense tropical cyclones have been identified in the North Atlantic and these appear robust since the 1970s (very high confidence). However, argument reigns over the cause of the increase and on longer time scales the fidelity of these trends is debated with different methods for estimating undercounts in the earlier part of the record providing mixed conclusions. No robust trends in annual numbers of tropical storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes counts have been identified over the past 100 years in the North Atlantic basin.
Warmists have been holding their hysteria since 2012 and Superstorm Sandy (which wasn’t a hurricane at landfall, and was made really bad due to a non-tropical cold front). There’s been really nothing since then, so, it’s quite a bit of pent up apoplexy and doomsaying.
But, hey, if the future is only having to worry about a hurricane making landfall in the US (it still hasn’t) every 4-5 years, with very few tropical systems making landfall every 4-5 years, that would be a good thing.
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