Lies and Distortions About Hurricanes, Global Warming: Fact of Fiction?
The media, politicians and social media are blaming global warming for Hurricane Harvey and Irma.
In fact, actress Jennifer Lawrence claims Irma and Harvey are mother nature’s wrath for President Trump’s win.
Like a Hollywood movie, a villain is needed for every catastrophe.
Why not climate change?
Man’s modernization of the planet is at fault. Too much carbon, too many factories, too much pollution. Too many people!
Here’s a reality check:
To blame any hurricane on global warming is scientifically and ethically wrong.
“Factually, it’s not a correct assumption,” said Bjorn Lomborg, who studies the economic impact of weather and authored the book, “The Skeptical Environmentalist.”
CLICK HERE to hear an insightful short interview with Lomborg.
“We’ve just seen 12 years where there hasn’t been a hurricane in the U.S.,” he pointed out. “You can’t say hurricanes are caused by global warming unless you say we ALSO haven’t had a hurricane in 12 years because of global warming.”
In the past 140 years, we have seen fewer hurricanes hit the U.S., both big and small.
And Texas is no stranger to tropical rain storms. In 1978 and 1979, Amelia and Claudette dropped 48 and 42 inches, respectively on coastal and central Texas.
A new study in the Journal of Hydrology analyzed long-term flooding trends in North America and Western Europe and found no discernible increase in floods in those areas during the past 80 years.
No compelling evidence found. None.
A 2016 study by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory reported “no evidence was found for changes in extreme precipitation attributable to climate change in the available observed record.”
PUSHING AN AGENDA OF FALSE NOTIONS
Despite the fact no major hurricane has hit America in 12 years, proponents of global warming push their agenda on the false notion that a warming earth is to blame for the devastation.
The progressive media falls in step with liberal theology and liberal scientists. There must be a villain:
- It’s global warming!
- It’s capitalism!
- It’s not enough regulations and taxes!
Don’t believe the media, which pushes theories and guesses as facts.
Has anybody in the media bothered to ask, “How do the global warming experts know this?” Where are the rock-solid statistics? Where is the proof?
As one respected scientist noted, science, particularly global warming science is based on theories, models and guesses – all driven by ideology, grant money and politics.
Theories are not facts.
Wild guesstimates married to a progressive agenda blames man for all of Earth’s weather issues:
- Not weather cycles.
- Not weather patterns.
- Not hot/cold spells that trade places from century to century.
- Not seasons.
WHAT THE GLOBAL WARMING DEBUNKERS ARE SAYING
Dr. Roy W. Spencer has been debunking global warming for years, including testifying before the Senate.
What do we know about it? Almost nothing, says Dr. Spencer., certainly nothing on par to Al Gore’s Armageddon.
“Nearly every century might experience global warming or cooling, going back to the Roman period of time,” he said.
Climate changes naturally, he said, adding that most “models” dealing with global warming are guesstimates and often inaccurate.
Spencer knows what he’s talking about. His claim is that Hurricane Harvey and Irma are natural weather disasters which have always occurred and always will occur.
He is a meteorologist and principal research scientist at the University of Alabama, and author of the books “The Great Global Warming Blunder: How Mother Nature Fooled the World’s Top Climate Scientists” and “Climate Confusion: How Global Warming Hysteria Leads to Bad Science, Pandering Politicians and Misguided Policies That Hurt the Poor.”
But… but… look at the fury of Harvey and Irma. Global warming takes some of the blame, right?
Not really. No matter how many well-intentioned and kind people want to believe it.
As recently retired Georgia Tech professor Judith Curry pointed out, data shows Harvey tied for 14th among strongest U.S. hurricanes since 1851 as ranked by pressure.
She said anyone blaming Harvey on global warming doesn’t have a leg to stand on.
FACING AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
It’s an inconvenient truth for the global warming crowd, but Harvey broke up a 142-month drought in U.S. hurricanes. It was the longest period without hurricanes since the 108 months from Aug. 11, 1860 to Sept. 8, 1869.
A Category 4 hurricane struck Galveston, Texas in 1900, killing 6,000 people. Why don’t we blame global warming for that, too?
Hurricanes are not becoming more frequent.
In the last 47 years, four Category 4 or stronger hurricanes hit the U.S. But in the 47 years prior to that there were 14, more than three times as many.
Craig Huey is author and publisher of The Huey Report and a frequent guest on TV including Fox and radio stations such as KKLA, KWVE and KBRT. He is also the president of LAVoterGuide.com, JudgeVoterGuide.com, CraigHuey.com, ElectionForum.org (his popular website that shows more than half a million conservatives how to vote their values) as well as other conservative websites.
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