Pity those poor global warming alarmists! The fools just can't catch a break. After the big hurricane season of 2005 when Katrina turned into a category 5 storm and devastated the Gulf Coast Al Gore made the image of the storm the centerpiece of his Oscar and Nobel Prize winning film; linking it directly to the output of man made CO2.
Gore and other so-called "scientists" repeatedly warned that the bad WEATHER events observed in 2005 were just a taste of worse to come. But like every other prediction based on their flawed theory observations over time have proven them wrong.
In the six years since Hurricane Katrina we have seen the fewest large storms impacting the United States in more than 110 years. That is not an isolated weather event, it is a solid and undeniable trend. The chart below from Roger Pielke, Jr., professor of environmental studies at the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado at Boulder says it all:
And if you think that it's just that the U.S. has been lucky, you'd be wrong! Dr. Ryan N. Maue of the Florida State University Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies published a peer reviewed paper with the following chart which shows accumulated cyclone energy worldwide is at a near 40 year low:
One word of warning. This historic streak will have to end sometime and you can bet that the moment another large storm impacts the United States the Warmists will take to the streets again to mark the WEATHER event and cry that the "sky is falling."
And if you happen to point out how wrong the Warmists are on this or any of the the other predictions they made (see the chart comparing computer model predictions to actual temperature observations)you'll be tarred and feathered.
Walter Russell Mead writing at American Interest warns:
And remember, the science is settled. Anybody who asks how many of the climate change models predicted this absence of major hurricane events in the US six years ago is a vicious climate denier, is funded by the oil companies, and should be dealt with by the usual methods.Why do the Warmists persist? Follow the money!
The latest Climategate emails revealing what the so-called scientists pushing global warming really think was instructive. The Washington Post reports how one scaremongering acolyte had a moment of contrition. The centerpiece of global warming theory is that warming will create a warming in the upper atmosphere (the green house effect). Yet that's not what the science shows:
An official from the British Met Office, a scientific organization that analyzes the climate, writes to the Climate Research Unit’s then-director, Phil Jones: “Observations do not show rising temperatures throughout the tropical troposphere unless you accept one single study and approach and discount a wealth of others. This is just downright dangerous. We need to communicate the uncertainty and be honest.But unfortunately, all that "honesty" and "uncertainty" is hushed up the by big kahunas who are raking in the money while spreading doom and gloom. By now, most readers will have heard that former V.P. Al Gore has gotten rich by scaring people. And let's not forget Obama's campaign contributors who have bilked the federal government for billions in "green jobs" that didn't create many jobs but did line the pockets of Obama's friends.
Here's another example. One of the chief priests of the global warming religion is NASA scientist James Hansen (it's Hansen's computer model that falsely predicted doom and gloom all those years ago. Well, Hansen has been living large on the basis of his celebrity in scaremongering circles. In addition to his government paycheck Hansen cashed other checks totaling $1.6 million in the last five years. Combine that with over six figures in expenses for travel and hotels to hob nob with fellow rich scaremongers.
With that kind of gravy train, don't expect the global warming scare machine to give up and go home. You can be sure that no matter what the weather is they will claim the end is near if we don't hand over billions more!