Remember when Hurricanes Rita, then Katrina devastated the Southern U.S. in 2005? The globaloney crowd used that misfortune to pump up their scaremongering campaign and warned of worse to come if we didn't agree to their plans for a massive socialist reconstruction of Western society.
Fortunately for those of us who live along the coast warnings that the sky is falling proved to be false. We've had some of the quietest hurricane seasons in decades.
Good News for Coastal Residents. Bad News for Globaloney Alarmists
How long before the rest of the globaloney fraud comes crashing down?
2009 Global Tropical Cyclone Activity
Ryan N. Maue
Department of Meteorology
Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies
Florida State University
Tropical cyclone (TC) activity worldwide has completely and utterly collapsed during the past 2 to 3 years with TC energy levels sinking to levels not seen since the late 1970s. This should not be a surprise to scientists since the natural variability in climate dominates any detectable or perceived global warming impact when it comes to measuring yearly integrated tropical cyclone activity.
In 2007 the UN's International Panel on Climate Change admitted that the other big scare of a 20 foot rise in sea levels inundating the coasts was nowhere near close to reality even if the rest of their assumptions about CO2 and warming were true (see IPCC 2007 Policy Summary, PDF page 8). Under their most dire scenario sea levels over the next hundred years would rise two feet or less (my bet is on less. Much less.)
One reason holding back the UN IPCC from recognizing that increases in CO2 is a reaction to rising temperatures, and not the other way around, is the fact that governments like the Obama Administration are knocking themselves over to pass new taxes based on the amount of carbon used for energy. No link between CO2 and warming, no reason for new taxes. No new taxes, no more government grants to environmentalists or money for international climate panels.
But as pointed out in the post discussing Obama's cap and trade program, Americans are increasingly coming to the correct conclusion that fears of global warming are exaggerated and the need for government programs to address a non-existent problem is less urgent.