Last September 1st I linked to an amateur weather watcher, Sea Blogger’s prediction that we’d see no hurricanes hit the eastern seacoast this year due to a persistent wind current pattern. Not only did that prove accurate, we’ve had the calmest hurricane season since 1997 and we are in fact at a thirty year low. Does this prove that global warming is disproved? Not in my book, but it should put a stick in the spokes of Al Gore and his fellow religionists who proclaim that global warming causes bad storms. If, as Gore maintains, the presence of hurricanes proves global warming, then their absence disproves it, no?
Regardless, it will be fun to watch all those NEA members who frightened millions of school children with forced viewings of “A Simple Truth” now hold new assemblies where they recant the error of their ways and explain that they really can’t blame local weather (or earthquakes or Jacko’s over-due death) on global warming. I’m guessing we won’t be hearing os such assemblies for quite a while – there are still trillions of dollars to milk from this scam.
UPDATE: Even some global warmers seem to agree: Exaggerated claims undermine drive to cut emissions, scientists warn.
Exaggerated and inaccurate claims about the threat from global warming risk undermining efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions and contain climate change, senior scientists have told The Times.
Environmental lobbyists, politicians, researchers and journalists who distort climate science to support an agenda erode public understanding and play into the hands of sceptics, according to experts including a former government chief scientist.
Excessive statements about the decline of Arctic sea ice, severe weather events and the probability of extreme warming in the next century detract from the credibility of robust findings about climate change, they said.
Such claims can easily be rebutted by critics of global warming science to cast doubt on the whole field. They also confuse the public about what has been established as fact, and what is conjecture.
The experts all believe that global warming is a real phenomenon with serious consequences, and that action to curb emissions is urgently needed.
They fear, however, that the contribution of natural climate variations towards events such as storms, melting ice and heatwaves is too often overlooked, and that possible scenarios about future warming are misleadingly presented as fact.
“I worry a lot that NGOs [non=governmental organisations] are very much in the habit of doing exactly that,” said Professor Sir David King, director of the Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford, and a former government chief scientific adviser.
“When people overstate happenings that aren’t necessarily climate change-related, or set up as almost certainties things that are difficult to establish scientifically, it distracts from the science we do understand. The danger is they can be accused of scaremongering. Also, we can all become described as kind of left-wing greens.”
Well yes, yes you can.