Right now, Al Gore is doing his “24 Hours Of Alternate Reality”, where he has a media feed set up to stream from all parts of the globe to once again lecture us about global warming.
The goal? To scare the BeJesus out of everybody and change the way we live and become a third world economy because he says so!!!!
As if on que, a radio host on KYNO 940 yesterday bit on a typical scare tactics used by the Al Gore types to jolt people into line on Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming Panic… Increase in Extreme Weather!!!
Let’s get one thing straight – Their is no data supporting the notion that there has been an increase in severe weather, or that global warming is causing the extreme weather we are seeing!
The droughts that have recently occurred in the southwest were not out of the norm.
In both instrumental and paleoclimatic records, periods of sustained
drought in the Southwest have often been concurrent with
elevated temperatures. The warmest such episode, in the mid-
12th century, was more extensive and much more persistent than
any modern drought experienced to date, [which falls smack dab into the Medieval Warm Period, a climate event the bulk of climate science want to pretend never happened]
Can’t speak to the Texas drought, yet (*revisited toward the end of the post), but if the trend in peer reviewed scientific studies of other droughts are any indication, this will not be blamed on global warming either. It’s called weather, and natural variability.
More snow??? The “warmer climate means more rain and snow due to an increase in evaporation rates” sounds reasonable enough… Until you realize that that wasn’t what they were thinking just ten years ago. In a March 2000 article in The Independent, the British paper reported this:
Britain’s winter ends tomorrow with further indications of a striking environmental change: snow is starting to disappear from our lives.
Sledges, snowmen, snowballs and the excitement of waking to find that the stuff has settled outside are all a rapidly diminishing part of Britain’s culture, as warmer winters – which scientists are attributing to global climate change – produce not only fewer white Christmases, but fewer white Januaries and Februaries.
The first two months of 2000 were virtually free of significant snowfall in much of lowland Britain, and December brought only moderate snowfall in the South-east. It is the continuation of a trend that has been increasingly visible in the past 15 years: in the south of England, for instance, from 1970 to 1995 snow and sleet fell for an average of 3.7 days, while from 1988 to 1995 the average was 0.7 days. London’s last substantial snowfall was in February 1991.
Global warming, the heating of the atmosphere by increased amounts of industrial gases, is now accepted as a reality by the international community. Average temperatures in Britain were nearly 0.6Â°C higher in the Nineties than in 1960-90, and it is estimated that they will increase by 0.2C every decade over the coming century. Eight of the 10 hottest years on record occurred in the Nineties.
However, the warming is so far manifesting itself more in winters which are less cold than in much hotter summers. According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia,within a few years winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event”.
“Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” he said.
So if we have less snow, it’s due to global warming. If we have more snow, it’s due to global warming. And on increased evaporation, as I noted last year, according to the U.S. EPA, there has not been a detectible rise in precipitation in the whole of the last century.
More tornadoes???? Climate “Science” Ethics Connects Them To Global Warming, Not Real Science!!!!!
From the really smart climate science guy who just laid out the case that the tornadoes are caused by Global Warming – Quote:
In other words, when science is applied to public policy where there is reasonable basis that some human activity is dangerous, science has an important role in communicating any scientifically plausible dangerous risks-not just proven facts.
As long as anyone is asking the question of whether there is a link between climate change and tornado damage because they want to know whether there is reason to limit greenhouse gas emissions, it is therefore ethically problematic to say there is no link
However, it is also ethically required to acknowledge that increased tornado damage and frequency are not yet proven.
Got That? Science doesn’t even show that there are more tornadoes now than there were a hundred years ago, yet there HAS TO BE BECAUSE THE MODELS PREDICT THERE SHOULD BE, AND IT’S UNETHICAL TO THINK OTHERWISE!!!
We did have a lot of tornadoes this year, maybe even a record, but the outbreak in 1974 may have been just as severe, or worse. Problem is, we didn’t have the kind of tornado detection equipment then that we have now, so it’s impossible to say if their were or weren’t more then than now. This also goes for hurricanes and other weather events. It’s a limitation of science the alarmist don’t want you to think about.
Oh… And about the perception that we are seeing more extreme weather events…. We are! Because we have much more media around to cover it!!!! Extreme weather is a staple on 24 / 7 news stations. We are constantly bombarded with it! We’ve only had this ability to cover these events widely since the late 70′s. Guess what, we had plenty of severe and strange weather events prior to that. Here is a list of some, and these are just from the date of September 14th through the 16th covering a couple of centuries. Once again, keep in mind that many more events happened that simply never got recorded because we either didn’t have the ability to see or detect the severe weather event – no radar, for instance – or the event happened where there was no one there to see it – a hurricane or tropical storm that never made landfall and was never sailed through by humans on ships:
- 1716 September 14th: “A very remarkable phenomenon occurred at London Bridge, when in consequence of the long drought, the stream of the river Thames was reduced so low and from the effect of a violent gale at WSW was blown so dry that many thousands of people passed it on foot both above and below the bridge through most of the arches. The channel in the middle of the river was scarcely ten yards wide and very shallow.”
- Grenoble the terrible flood of September 15, 1733
- Sept 15 1735 Hailstorm. Most unreaped corn in Ayrshire destroyed. Hail up to 2 feet deep.
- Sep 1752 – One of the fiercest hurricanes in (SC) Charleston’s entire history blew ashore in September 1752, killing more than 15 people and at one point inundating the city to a depth of nine feet.
- Sep 14, 1772 – And on the 14 th of September 1772, the lightning descended into the Doubs , near Besancon, leaving shoals of stunned and dead fish floating with the current.
- September 15, 1806 – Saint Augustine receives a landfall from a severe hurricane that destroys several houses, uproots many trees, washes several vessels ashore, and destroys the city pie
- Sep 15, 1821 – September 15, 1821 – A hurricane estimated to have made landfall near the border of Alabama and Mississippi produces high tides along the Florida Panhandle, sinking six ships in Pensacola and causing minor damage to homes.
- Sep 15, 1822 – Rouen cathedral was struck by lightning about 5 o’clock in the morning of and continued burning till evening, when the fire seemed to be subdued, but unfortunately broke out again on the Monday, when the dome fell, and the whole burst forth in such a tremendous blaze as to defy all resistance.
- September 14, 1824 – A storm which moves inland near Darien, Georgia brings hurricane force conditions to northeastern Florida.
- Sep 14, 1828 – The evening of September 14 th 1828 Roncole, Italy a terrible storm hit the town, and Verdi was unable to reach the Sanctuary where he was to accompany Vespers on the harmonium . During the Mass a lightening bolt entered the church killing four priests, including Don Masini, and two choristers, one of whom was Verdi’s cousin.
- September 14, 1835 – A major hurricane strikes southeastern Florida, moves across the state, and recurves in the Gulf of Mexico before hitting near Tampa Bay. In the southeastern portion of the state, the hurricane severely floods several islands, while damage in and around Tampa totals $200,000 (1835 USD, $4.1 million 2008 USD). After moving northeastward through the state, the hurricane destroys the lighthouse at the Ponce de León Inlet.
- Sep 15, 1835 – A particularly murderous, September 15, 1835, hurricane stymied the Florida Keys , killing more than 100 people and injuring hundreds of others. The hurricane’s force was felt from Key Largo to Key West, where many boats and ships were thrown ashore, several of them becoming total losses. More than four feet (1 m) of water ran through the center of Key Biscayne, knocking houses from their foundations and depositing them in the surrounding mangrove swamps.
September 14, 1841 – The town of Saint Joseph is destroyed by a hurricane hitting the Florida Panhandle.
- Sep 15, 1855 – A particularly strong and damaging hurricane, this particular storm was first detected as a rapidly intensifying Category 1 hurricane about 250-300 miles south of the Mouth of the Mississippi River on September 15, 1855. It is likely that this hurricane originated, given the track, as a tropical wave that moved off the coast of Africa during the first of the month.
- September 15, 1858 – The third tropical storm of the season hits near Tampa Bay and causes little effects as it crosses the state.
- Sep 1861 – In September, 1861, the worst flood in the history of the Clarion River occurred . All bridges along the streams were washed out, and millions of feet of lumber were lost. The flood speed averaged 14 miles per hour. Since then, the Clarion and the Allegheny have been plagued with floods that usually happen in the early Spring when the ice begins to melt from heavy rains, causing the river to jam up . West Monterey has been under water more times than its residents care to…
- Sept 15 1866 – great typhoon off Japan
On September 14, 1873 the ship Ironsides left Milwaukee , bound for Grand Haven. That night she foundered in a violent storm. She struck a bar while attempting to enter the harbor at Grand Haven. After turning from the shore, when 10 miles from the land, she foundered. 24 of the passengers and crew perished.
- September 14, 1875 – Key West reports 45 mph (72 km/h) winds in association with a hurricane that passes to the southwest of the state.
- Sep 15, 1875 – INDIANOLA HURRICANES. The first of the two great Indianola hurricanes that resulted in the demise of the town began on September 15, 1875, when Indianola was crammed with visitors attending a trial growing out of the Sutton-Taylor Feud. The hurricane blew in from the sea, carrying the water from Matagorda Bay deep into Indianola’s streets. Two days later, when the storm had subsided, only eight buildings were left undamaged, and fatalities were estimated at 150 and 300 persons
- September 14, 1875 – Key West reports 45 mph (72 km/h) winds in association with a hurricane that passes to the southwest of the state
Sep 14, 1876 – A year later, on September 14, 1876, Father Vines predicted the future path of another violent hurricane. The captain of the sailing vessel Liberty ignored the warning and his ship was wrecked when he sailed directly into the path of the storm.
- September 15-17 1877: Hurricane affected the entire Texas coast. In Galveston, winds were noted out of the east during the night of September 15.
- Sep 14, 1878 – But by far the worst Don flood was that of September 14, 1878. It was referred to as ‘the great rainstorm’; a tribute to a rainfall of ‘diluvial proportions. All five bridges on the Don were swept away: the Taylor bridge crashed into the Gerrard Street bridge. In the wake of the floating bridge, came furniture, trees , remnants of barns, chicken coops, framework of saw mills. At King and Queen Streets the scene was one of desolation.
- Sep 15, 1880 – Melbourne, September 1A The floods in Melbourne are now subsiding”. In consequence of the flood,
- Sep 15, 1881 – This storm was the most powerful storm of the Pacific. Even that is not the greatest hurricane of all. This cyclone hit Vietnam on September 15, 1881. 300000 people died in Vietnam and surrounding areas. The collateral damage was enormous. Still, little is know about this hurricane and the power that it produced.
- Sep 15, 1881 – Haiphong, Vietnam, in the Gulf of Tonkin, lies directly in one of the most frequently used paths for those Pacific typhoons that originate in and around the Philippines and reach the Asian mainland through the Gulf of Tonkin. The typhoon that arrived on September 15, 1881, was very powerful and it devastated Haiphong and the surrounding coastal area. Three hundred thousand died.
- 1882 Atlantic hurricane season was a Category 2 hurricane was first observed in the Gulf of Mexico on September 14. Its prior track is unknown, but it moved to the west-northwest, and hit near the Texas/Louisiana border on September 15. The storm brought a 3 foot storm surge, caused moderate damage, and killed one person
- Sep 14, 1882 – On September 14, 1882, the passenger steamer Asia sank in a storm on Georgian Bay. Of more than 124 people who had been aboard the ship, only two survived; 17 -year-old Christie Ann Morrison and 18-year-old Douglas Tinkis. The two teenagers found themselves adrift in a lifeboat with the bodies of five men who had died from exposure.
- I read about two Sparks brothers, surveyors, drowned in the sinking of the Asia, 14 September 1882, near Byng Inlet, Georgian Bay. The Asia, with nearly 100 casualties, was one of the wrecks during a major storm
- 1882 – Nzw YoaK, September 15.-During a thunder storm last night lightning struck Son e & Fleming’s oil works, at Kingsland and Meserole avenues. and Donaldson’s oil works, in Kingsland, near Muker avenue, setting them both on fire
- Sep 14, 1889 – Sydney, September 14. | The largest flood ever known is coming dawn the Murray. The snow waters coming down the Murray have reached Albury at which point the river is 15 feet above its summer level. The water is expected to reach the neighbourhood of Deniliquin by Sunday week when the town will be submerged.
- Sep 14, 1891 – Such frequent occurrences in September are especially unfortunate, in that the earlier varieties of rice-plant are flowering about that time and the passage of a violent storm too frequently leaves a blighting effect on the crop. This is therefore one of the most dreaded seasons for farmers. The record velocity of typhoon in Japan is that which visited Yamaguchi on Sept. 14, 1891.
The record velocity of typhoon in Japan is that which visited Yamaguchi on Sept. 14, 1891
- 1892 – A FATAL TYPHOON. New Yukk, Sept. 15. Advices reoeived at San Francisco by mail state that 300 persons were killed by a typhoon m Tokushinia, Japan, and forty- two thousand houses destroyed.
- Sep 16, 1893 – NELSON NZ, September 15. An extraordinary storm was experienced here. About 2.30 o’ clock a small whirlwind passed through the centre of the town and some … A remarkably heavy downpour followed, accompanied between 5 and 6 o’clock by thunder and lightning.
The mercury yesterday equaled the peak for same date set In 1897. and was at degree lower than the mark of 95 degrees recorded on Sept. 13 and 14 In 1927. The intense heat sent large numbers of people to the beaches and parks In Chicago and Ita suburbs.
- Sep 14, 1898 – An opportunity was afforded Berson to follow in Glaisher’s footsteps on September 14, 1898, when abnormal heat prevailed in Europe.
- Sep 15, 1899 – Received September 15, 1.25 am A DESTRUCTIVE HURRICANE. London, September 14. News from the Bermudas states that a hurricane visited^ there, doing .great damage.
- SEPTEMBER 14, 1899. GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. The drouth and extreme heat are broken at last, copious rains having .
September 15, 1903 – A storm known as the Vagabond Hurricane passes just east of the Outer Banks NC, producing gusty winds but little damage.
- Sep 13, 1904 – On September 13, 1904, a storm of marked intensity developed over the Atlantic Ocean east of the coast of the South Atlantic states. It increased rapidly in intensity during the 14th and with rapid movement passed northeastward on the 14th and 15th with its center following the coast line. The precipitation in the path of the storm was of unusual intensity. The center of the cyclonic system passed just to the east of Baltimore during the night of September 14-15
- September 15, 1904- A tropical storm becomes extratropical as it moves across the Delaware, killing eight people when a tugboat capsizes
- Sep 15, 1905 – The latest and in point of destructiveness the most disastrous of all the storms that have visited the Loup Valley is the Burwell Tornado of September 15, 1905. This came as suddenly as it came unexpected. Never before in history has a real twister of any great dimensions
1909 – A typhoon at Formosa on September 14 devastated the northern’ part pf the island . One hundred and twelve native vessels were’:’wrecked, … A great number of people were drowned or crushed to death. The railway was seriously damaged, and the cable line with Foo Chow destroyed.
- 1909 Typhoon Foochow on September 15 the worst for 40 years It came without warning arid did terrible damage both ashore and afloat Forty per cent of the native craft were destroyed. Loss of life 2000
September 15, 1910 – The first hurricane of the 1910 season slapped Texas as a hurricane.
- Sep 15, 1911 – There has been some loss of prop- erty by lightning and wind and an occasional death has been recorded where some one has been fatally injured by flying debris , or struck by lightning and killed, but these cases have been very rare. On September 15, 1911, AB Stanton had ten head of fat cattle killed by Ughtning on his farm in Washington township, which is prob- ably the greatest loss of animal life in the history of the county.
The Tropical Storm of September 13-14. 1912 by A. Ashenberger;
- Sep 15, 1912 – in the Syracuse and the Long Branch area in which 3 people were killed and 50 wounded. Property loss $250,000
- Sep 15, 1915 – There were three deaths and seven prostrations reported in New York City yesterday as the result of the heat wave which is gripping the country east of … Yesterday was the hottest Sept, 14 ever recorded at the local Weather Bureau . The maximum was reached at 2 o , when the mercury … HEAT KILLS THREE; NO RELIEF IN SIGHT; Entire Country East of the Mississippi in Grip of Sun and Humidity. NO CHANGE FOR TWO DAYS Record Temperature of 99 Degrees in Orange County ;- Boston Has 92 Degrees, Chicago 90.
September 15, 1915 – Moderate rainfall accompanies a tropical cyclone moving northward from the Gulf of Mexico through the Ohio Valley.
- 1919 September 15 A hurricane demolished buildings at Port Aransus Texas, on Mustang Island, with loss of life, and also lifted the steamer Medina ashore at the dockhead at Aransas Pass.
- Sep 14, 1924 – It was Monday, September 14, 1924. A freak storm covered the Monterey Bay. It had a series of hail, wind, rain, lightning and thunder. Lightning split a tree on the Presidio. Then, at 10:10 am, a bolt of lightning struck the top of one of the Associated Oil storage tanks near the wharf in Monterey.
September 15, 1924 – A minimal hurricane moves ashore near Panama City, producing winds of up to 80 mph (130 km/h) but little damage
Puerto Rico. The only previous flood in the area with which they may be compared occurred September 13-14, 1928, during the San Felipe hurricane.
- 1928 – September 14/15.-Forty- three persons were reported dead. scores injured, ninny seriously. and property valued in excess of $2.- 0(0000 was damaged by tornadoes in Nebraska. Illinois, South Dakota and Wisconsin Thursday and Friday. Illi- nois and Nebraska were hardest hit. TORNADO KILLS 43, ENTOMBS 100, IN CENTRAL WEST; STORM DEVASTATES PORTO RICO, MOVES ON FLORIDA
September 15, 1932 – A weak tropical storm produces light winds but no reported damage after hitting near Steinhatchee
- EXTREMES MARKED 1933 WEATHER HERE; Abnormal Warmth, Rain and Wind, With July Heat Equal to Record for That Month. DOWNPOURS WERE HEAVY Precipitation of 5.41 Inches Sept. 14-15 Greatest Since Park Gauge Was Put In.
- September 15, 1933 – The Outer Banks hurricane produces heavy rainfall, strong winds, and high tides. Several homes are destroyed, leaving about 1,000 people homeless, and damage amounts to $4.5 million (1933 USD, $74.6 million 2008 USD). A total of 21 people are killed in the state.
- Sep 15, 1934 – The effect on the discharge of the Arkansas River of a flood on the Purgatoire River, September 15, 1934, and of unrecorded floods on Apishapa and Timpas Creeks, is shown by the daily discharge of the Arkansas River at Nepesta, La Junta, and Lamar.
- On September 14, 1944 a fierce storm pummeled Ocracoke Island. Winds were estimated at over 100 mph, and tides were running at fourteen feet. The entire island was under water as powerful waves crashed into boats, homes and businesses. Six houses were completely destroyed, as was Capt. Bill Gaskill’s Pamlico Inn and docks on the sound shore.
- 1944 Hurricane hits New England: 389 die
- 1944 – On September 15, 1944, the Great Atlantic Hurricane pounded the Lighthouse, destroying a skylight that almost flooded the Engine Room. Lieutenant Olie P. Swensons’ crew bailed water until the open skylight was blocked stopping the rising water two inches below the batteries that supplied the Light stations’ power. The category 2 to 3 hurricane caused heavy damage and 26 casualties including all hands of Vineyard Sound Lightship,
- September 14, 1944 — The 1944 Great Atlantic Hurricane makes landfall on Long Island as a category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale at a high forward speed of 40 mph (64 km/h). Wind gusts of well over 100 mph (160 km/h) breaks previous wind records in New York City, while a minimum pressure reading of 28.47 inches is recorded on Long Island. 117 homes are completely destroyed, while 2,427 are severely damaged and almost 1000 businesses are destroyed or damaged. In all, six people are killed, and one person is injured.
Toll Put At 21 Dead In Bahamas Storm 1945 – Twenty-one persons were; killed on South Calcos and the I Turks Island group September 14.: a hurricane ripped through : the Bahamas, reports reaching here : today said. ? Damage from the hurricane was [heavy, and homeless families taken to schools and other public ; buildings.
- September 15, 1945 – The ninth storm of the season, a Category 4 hurricane, strikes Key Largo with wind gusts reaching 150 mph (240 km/h). The winds ignite a fire at three hangars at the Richmond Naval Air Station, which destroys 25 blimps, 366 planes, and 150 automobiles. Across the state, the passage of the hurricane results in 1,632 destroyed houses, with an additional 5,372 damaged. Damage amounts to $54 million (1945 USD, $647 million 2008 USD), of which nearly half occurs at the Richmond Air Station. Four people are killed in the state, with an additional 43 injured.
- Sep 15, 1945 – It was on this day, September 15, 1945, that a powerful hurricane struck the greater Miami area. It was a “Cape Verde” hurricane, it had originated off the coast of Africa and moved thousands of miles west becoming a major hurricane ( CAT 3) as it roared through the Turks and Caicos, and then the southern Bahamas. Still strengthening it reach CAT 4 intensity before reaching south Miami coastline; winds were estimated to be near 140 mph.
- Sep 15, 1945 – Following the war, LST-568 performed occupation duty in the Far East. She was caught in a typhoon off Ulithi Atoll on 15 September 1945, during which winds reached 120 knots (222 kilometers per hour); near the eye of the storm,
- 1946 – Cairo, Sept. 14.–(AP.)–Beginning earlier than usual, this year’s abnormally high Nile flood has been headline news here for weeks as Egypt made preparations for what was expected to be the most dangerous inundation recorded in 95 years.
- 1948 – A hurricane September 15 forced the crew of the, Leicester to abandon ship 750 miles off Halifax, NS Seven crewmen were drowned during the storm.
- Sep 14, 1948 – Tokyo, Tuesday, Sept. 14 (AP)– Japanese press reports today listed 112 dead in flash “floods Sunday on Kyushii Island. In addition to those who perished in Nagasaki and Saga prefectures. 143 Japanese were missing.
- 1954 Hurricane Edna (2nd of 1954) hits New York City, $50 million damage
- September 15 1959, Super Typhoon Sarah passed by the coast of the city and caused catastrophic effect. Busan.
- Sep 14, 1960 – Hurricane Ethel originated from a small tropical disturbance over the Gulf of Mexico on the morning of September 14, 1960. Several hours later, the low intensified into a tropical storm, at which time it was given the name Ethel. Roughly six hours after becoming a tropical storm, Ethel was upgraded to a hurricane as it underwent an intense phase of explosive deepening. By this time, gale-force winds extended 150 mi (240 km) to the north of the center.
- Sep 15, 1960 – Hurricane Ethel: According to the National Hurricane Center’s “best track” data, Ethel rapidly intensified on September 15, 1960, from a 125-mph Category 3 to a 160-mph Category 5, then back down to a 95-mph Category 1 hurricane.
- September 14, 1961 – A tropical storm strikes the state (NC), though no serious damage is reported.
- Sep 14, 1964 – Florida Atlantic University opens on September 14, 1964 – six days behind schedule because of Hurricane Cleo, which leaves $100000 in flood and wind damage in its wake.
September 14, 1964- Tropical Storm Dora causes above-normal tides and light rain to Delaware
- Sep 14, 1967 – A digital mosaic of cloud pictures was taken by the Environmental Science Services Administration (ESSA) 5 satellite on September 14, 1967. It shows more than a dozen storm areas, including hurricanes Beulah, Dora, Chloe, Monica, and Nannette.
- 1968 – LONDON, Sept. 15 (IA freak twister and torrential rains swamped southeast Eng- land under mudslides and ris- ing floods today. Hundreds fled their homes in boats, thousands of travelers were stranded, and communications were cut over Rain was still coming down after a downpour
- September 15, 1972 – The remnants of Hurricane Dawn dissipate offshore of South Carolina, dropping very light rainfall in North Carolina
- Sep 14, 1973 – Flash flooding occurred on September 14, 1973. in northwestern South Carolina and in the Savannah River basin and Santee River basin. Intense rains caused minor flash-flood damage in Charleston and in the Beaufort area. Rainfall ranged from 6 to 9 inches along a west-to-east area from Walhalla to Gaffney. Major flash-flood damage was caused in Laurens when rising waters from the Little River inundated a shopping center.
So it’s not like extreme events were rare in the past, their presence just was not as much a part of our daily lives. Aslo, keep in mind, no one is covering the non-extreme events. We here in the San Joaquin Valley have had one of the nicest summers I can remember. Where we normally have about 50 total days above 100 degrees during the average summer, we’ve only had about 20. Within the dynamic weather system, heat is distributed unevenly. So far, this year is shaping up to be just above the average of the last decade.
The heat that didn’t show up here, in some sense, ended up in, you guessed it, * Texas… It was essentially “stolen”, as it were from someplace else in the system, likemy area of residence, or Oregon. That is how weather works. Always has been. Always will be.
Have global temperature warmed over the last 100 years. Yep! Has extra CO2 played a part in that warming? Almost certainly! Are we seeing end-times weather wise due to global warming? If you look at only climate models or climate ethics???… Oh Yeah!!! If you look at real science, observations and peer reviewed literature based on real world observations…. Not so much.
The Guardian, no denier rag, notes of the Climate Reality schtick:
Death by Powerpoint. I have suffered this torture too many times over the years. We all probably have.
A no-doubt sincere presenter from the Solomon Islands was showing slide after slide of extreme weather events around the world that have occurred over the past year and linking everyone, it seemed, to the rise in anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. As anyone who follows the climate debate closely knows, that is a very contentious peg on which to hang your hat. That kind of talk traditionally requires lots of caveats and careful explaining. Done with abandon and raw emotion – as this presenter seemed to be doing – and you are quickly labelled in some quarters as a climate “alarmist”.
And that pretty much sums up the entire 24 hours, which is sad, because there has been some very interesting science that has occurred in the last five years since Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth”. But then, I remain convinced that that was never really about science anyway, it was a propaganda piece, selling Al Gore to the masses! Watch the thing and count how many actual scientists appeared in the film. Hey, it did win him an Oscar and a Nobel Prize, so, Mission Accomplished, I guess.
Climate Science is a young science. It’s in its teen-age years if you will. It’s impetuous! Weather events are analogous to pretty girls. Whereas the boy who hits puberty suddenly see pretty women all over the place, where they didn’t see them before, making it seem as if pretty women never existed before, and the new pretty girl is even prettier than the last one! Meanwhile, the grown-ups in the room, dare I say old fogies, know that pretty women have been around since before the boys hormones triggered wood for such things, and will be around long after we’re all dead and gone. On that note, keep in mind hurricane Irene was only a category one storm. Judging by some of the news broadcasts, you would have thought it was a five, and the new supermodel of hurricanes.
PS. The radio host is new to the station, and so far, I like him. Seems like a reasonable, well thought of guy in the media world.