We hebben al vaak eerder de vraag opgeworpen of het nog gekker kan wat betreft ‘klimaat’. En steeds moest die vraag positief worden beantwoord. Zo ook nu weer.

Onder de titel, ‘Another hurricane is about to batter our coast. Trump is complicit’, rapporteerde de ‘Washington Post’ onlangs.

Hurricane Florence is one of many signs of climate change, and those who deny it are complicit in the destruction, meteorologist Eric Holthaus says. …

President Trump issued several warnings on his Twitter feed Monday, counseling those in Florence’s projected path to prepare and listen to local officials. That was good advice.

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. …

With depressingly ironic timing, the Trump administration announced Tuesday a plan to roll back federal rules on methane, a potent greenhouse gas that is the main component in natural gas. Drillers and transporters of the fuel were supposed to be more careful about letting it waft into the atmosphere, which is nothing more than rank resource waste that also harms the environment. The Trump administration has now attacked all three pillars of President Barack Obama’s climate-change plan.

The president has cemented the GOP’s legacy as one of reaction and reality denial. Sadly, few in his party appear to care.

Lees verder hier.

Maar zowel qua kracht als frequentie is er geen toename van orkanen over de afgelopen eeuw waargenomen.

Onder de titel, ‘Inconvenient!… Real Observed Data Demolish Alarmist Claims Of Strengthening, More Frequent Hurricanes’, meldde Pierre Gosselin:

Nowadays the usual suspects are busily peddling the idea that Hurricane Florence’s intensity is due to climate change.

For example climate activist Stefan Rahmstorf of the alarmist Potsdam Institute blames Florence on global warming, telling the online Potsdamer Nachrichten (PNN) here: “In fact many of the strongest storms we have ever seen have occurred in the past years.”

Alarmist claims go down in flames

The German media and climate science establishment are out in full force implying recent hurricanes are mostly manmade and getting stronger and more frequent.

However, just as Kenneth Richard showed yesterday by presenting more than a dozen recent papers, when we look at the observed data, all these alarmist claims go down in flames.

Observed data refute alarmist/activist scientists

Firstly, climate ambulance chasing scientists, such as Messieurs Stefan Rahmstorf and Dim Coucou, like pretending storms are intensifying due to manmade global warming. Yet two days ago I tweeted a table showing that 75% of the most powerful hurricanes impacting the US actually happened before 1970, a time when CO2 was at supposedly safe levels:

Although some people may think Florence is a major hurricane, it in fact made landfall as a Category 1 storm only – a far cry from the Category 4 many were warning us about just days ago — e.g. Erik Holthaus.

Hurricane number and strength not up

Prof. Philip Klotzbach recently tweeted two charts depicting the number of US landfalling hurricanes (Category 1-5) and major hurricanes (Category 3-5). If you’re a climate alarmist, then you may want to first take a seat before reading further:

Source: Klotzbach et al 2018

According to Klotzbach, “Since 1900 neither observed CONUS [Continental United States] landfalling hurricane frequency nor intensity show significant trends, including the devastating 2017 season.”

An unprecedented major hurricane absence

What is unprecedented is the long 12-year period from 2005 to 2017 which saw not a single major hurricane hitting the US. This is probably the most devastating and frustrating fact for the global warming ambulance chasers. That’s a glaring statistic that’s impossible to alter.

Lees verder hier.

Florence, die aanvankelijk werd aangekondigd als een monsterorkaan, is – voor zover nu bekend – afgezwakt tot een tropische storm. Het aantal doden is beperkt. Ja, elke dode is er één te veel. Maar de berichtgeving rond Florence bewijst maar eens te meer de verbetenheid waarmee sommige klimaatalarmistische wetenschappers en de media de klimaathysterie aanwakkeren, door dit soort natuurverschijnselen op te blazen en te koppelen aan die verschrikkelijke opwarming van de aarde (die maar steeds niet wil komen).

Kortom, alweer een sprookje minder.