Jun 01

Thomas Richard at Climate Change Fraud writes:

The excerpted article below, Hurricane barriers floated to keep sea out of NYC, written by Jennifer Peltz of the Associated Press, is a tutorial on how to create a groundless, baseless, fear-mongering hit piece. First, you begin with a frightening opening paragraph just in case the reader wasn’t paying attention to the headline:

When experts sketch out nightmare hurricane scenarios, a New York strike tends to be high on the list. Besides shaking skyscrapers, a major hurricane could send the Atlantic Ocean surging into the nation’s largest city, flooding Wall Street, subways and densely packed neighborhoods.

Continue with a possible, though improbable, solution as ridiculous and embarrassing as the subject itself:

As a new hurricane season starts Monday, some scientists and engineers are floating an ambitious solution: Barriers to choke off the surging sea and protect flood-prone areas. The plan involves deploying giant barriers and gates that would move into place — in some cases rising out of the water — for storms. One proposal calls for a 5-mile-long barrier between New Jersey and Queens.

Glob on some more alarm and what-if scenarios:

New Yorkers are “living under the volcano, and people haven’t thought about it,” says Douglas Hill, an engineer who began discussing the idea several years ago with Stony Brook University oceanography professor Malcolm J. Bowman.

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May 31

Lie #13: Hurricanes “getting stronger”

Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, writing for the Science and Public Policy Institute:

Gore says scientists had been giving warnings that hurricanes will get stronger because of “global warming.” They will not. Over the past 60 years there has been no change in the strength of hurricanes, even though hydrocarbon use went up six-fold in the same period. Research by Dr. Kerry Emanuel, cited by Al Gore’s spokesman and “environment advisor,” Kalee Kreider, has been discredited by more recent findings that wind-shear effects tend to nullify the amplification of hurricane strength which he had suggested, and, of course, by the observed failure of hurricanes to gain strength during the past 60 years of “global warming.”

Hurricane strength and number has been covered here at GL repeatedly: here and also here.

See all 35 lies here.

Gore lied.

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May 20

Gore’s Lie #7 of 35

By Editor Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, Gore's 35 lies, hurricanes Comments Off on Gore’s Lie #7 of 35

Lie #7: Hurrican Katrina “man made”

Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, writing for the Science and Public Policy Institute:

Gore says Hurricane Katrina, that devastated New Orleans in 2005, was caused by “global warming.” It was not. It was caused by the failure of Gore’s party, in the administration of New Orleans, to heed 30 years of warnings by the Corps of Engineers that the levees – dams that kept New Orleans dry – could not stand a direct hit by a hurricane. Katrina was only Category 3 when it struck the levees. They failed, as the Engineers had said they would. Gore’s party, not “global warming,” was to blame for the consequent death and destruction.

(Al Gore’s spokesman and “environment advisor”) Ms. (Kalee) Kreider says, “Mr. Gore has never addressed the issue of climate change and hurricane frequency.” What Gore actually says, however, addresses the frequency not only of hurricanes but also of typhoons and tornadoes –

“We have seen in the last couple of years, a lot of big hurricanes. Hurricanes Jean, Francis and Ivan were among them. In the same year we had that string of big hurricanes; we also set an all time record for tornadoes in the United States. Japan again didn’t get as much attention in our news media, but they set an all time record for typhoons. The previous record was seven. Here are all ten of the ones they had in 2004.”

For the record, however, the number of Atlantic hurricanes shows no trend over the past half century; the number of typhoons has fallen throughout the past 30 years; the number of tornadoes has risen only because of better detection systems for smaller tornadoes; but the number of larger tornadoes in the US has fallen.

See all 35 lies here.

This is nothing new to GL readers, as pointed out in yesterday’s post, here.

Gore lied.

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May 19

Study says global warming not worsening hurricanes

By Editor An Inconvenient Truth, hurricanes, Nature Comments Off on Study says global warming not worsening hurricanes

Gore lied – of course.

Remember all of the promotional materials for Gore’s science fiction movie, An Inconvenient Truth, that so cleverly replaced the smoke emerging from an industrial smokestack with a hurricanes’ cyclone as viewed from a satellite? If you don’t, see the Flash version here (including the ominous disaster-is-about-to-strike music) at Gore’s website. Of course, Gore’s underlying message with that image was that anthropogenic global warming increased the number of hurricanes.

We know all about the notorious inability of climate alarmists to predict hurricanes, and it has been pointed out that these worthless predictions do more harm than good.

Yesterday, Nature Geoscience, which is a peer-reviewed scientific journal (and I might point out that “peer reviewed” usually means liberals rubber-stamping the biased studies of other liberals) has published a study that says global warming will actually cause a decrease in the number of hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean. But, in this case, let’s give credit where credit is due (for at least publishing the report before they burned it).

AP:

Global warming isn’t to blame for the recent jump in hurricanes in the Atlantic, concludes a study by a prominent federal scientist whose position has shifted on the subject.
Not only that, warmer temperatures will actually reduce the number of hurricanes in the Atlantic and those making landfall, research meteorologist Tom Knutson reported in a study released Sunday.


The whole article is here.

Not only hurricanes, but global warming also reduces the number of tornadoes. Global warming saves lives and property loss? Let’s just suppose for a moment that CO2 does cause significant warming – perhaps the government would then mandate lower MPGs. You know – Buy a Hummer, Save a Life!

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May 14

Are hurricanes really increasing in number & intensity?

By Editor cyclones, hurricanes Comments Off on Are hurricanes really increasing in number & intensity?

MIT’s Kerry Emmanuel:

“it is improbable that the number of tropical cyclones has increased since 1966.”… “In addition, the rate at which storms become hurricanes appears to have decreased”. Also, “little evidence is found that mean individual storm intensity has changed, although the variability of intensity has certainly increased. This increase is probably due to changes and improvements of intensity measurements through time..”

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