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No, Hurricane Florence is NOT a ‘climate change’ sign of ‘worsening’ storms

(National SentinelHoax: Like clockwork, every time a major storm (during storm season, by the way) approaches the United States, the climate change hoaxers crawl out from under their rocks to the nearest pedestal to proclaim today’s calamities are “the worst ever.”

The Washington Post jumped out to an early lead with this proclamation: Hurricane Florence is indicative of ‘more to come’ as the globe warms thanks to “human activities.”

Oh, and, of course, POTUS Donald Trump.

The paper claimed:

In little more than a day, Hurricane Florence exploded in strength, jumping from a Category 1 to a Category 4 behemoth with 140 mph winds. This process — hurricanes intensifying fast — is both extremely dangerous and poorly understood. But new research says that as the climate continues to warm, storms will do it faster and more often, and in some extreme cases, grow so powerful that they might arguably be labeled “Category 6.”

Did you read that? “New research.”

You don’t say?

The fact is, as Roy Spencer notes in this blog post: You can’t talk about worsening hurricanes when the trend is going the opposite direction:

Attendees of the conference are almost guaranteed to point to Florence as an example of what we can expect more of with global warming. But it’s curious how there hasn’t been a statistically significant increase in major hurricane strikes in the Carolinas (based upon NHC data), even assuming Florence hits as a Cat3+:

(Image: Dr. Roy Spencer)

(The same is true in Florida.)

The 1950s was the stand-out decade for major hurricane strikes in the Carolinas, with Hurricane Hazel in 1954 doing major damage, even as far north as Toronto. Hazel’s destruction of Myrtle Beach, SC led to a massive rebuilding effort that transformed that community forever.




For sure, there has been an increase in hurricane damages over time, as infrastructure along the U.S. Gulf and Atlantic coasts has increased dramatically. There is simply more stuff for Mother Nature to destroy. But I doubt that the luminaries attending the Global Climate Action Summit this week can understand that increasing damages would occur even without any climate change.

He’s not alone, as Breitbart News reports. Steven Goddard has also been separating fictitious “mainstream media” claims from reality with hard data and actual research that is not designed to arrive at a predetermined outcome:

According to Roger Pielke Jr., east major hurricanes are down more than 60% over the past 50 years:

In fact, our country is currently in a hurricane drought, which has been reported by non-mainstream media sources:

And of course, you knew the idiots at the Post would get around to blaming POTUS Trump:

Yet when it comes to extreme weather, Mr. Trump is complicit. He plays down humans’ role in increasing the risks, and he continues to dismantle efforts to address those risks. It is hard to attribute any single weather event to climate change. But there is no reasonable doubt that humans are priming the Earth’s systems to produce disasters.

Actually, as the data above indicate, there is plenty of “reasonable doubt” that humans are responsible for climate change/global warming/whatever the hoaxers are calling it today.

And to claim that POTUS Trump is “complicit” because he is on the side of real science and not politically correct science is another blow to the Post’s credibility, what remained of it.

Hurricane Florence is big and may even get bigger. That much is true.

But to claim it is part of ‘the mostest biggest largest-ever trend’ of hurricanes ‘thanks to human-caused climate change’ and ‘POTUS Trump’s denialism’ wreaks of partisanship and ignorance.


 

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1 Comment on No, Hurricane Florence is NOT a ‘climate change’ sign of ‘worsening’ storms

  1. “But there is no reasonable doubt that humans are priming the Earth’s systems to produce disasters.” This statement could possibly be true when you take HAARP into consideration. It isn’t “global warming” or “climate change”, but it IS humans mucking about with the weather.

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