After Hurricane Katrina (which I’ll remind you hit New Orleans as a Category 1 and didn’t flood New Orleans either) all the global warming hucksters were blaming it on global warming and declaring that we’d see an ever increasing series of powerful hurricanes fueled by the rise in the earth’s temperature. They predicted a cataclysmic 2006 hurricane season.
Of course the 2006 season was a complete dud. I don’t think a single hurricane touched the U.S. much less brought the unbridled death and destruction the hucksters guaranteed.
Realizing they stepped in it, the hucksters took a page out of the old playbook…
MIAMI (Reuters) – Global warming could increase a climate phenomenon known as wind shear that inhibits Atlantic hurricanes, a potentially positive result of climate change, according to new research released on Tuesday.
The study, to be published on Wednesday in Geophysical Research Letters, found that climate model simulations show a “robust increase” in wind shear in the tropical Atlantic during the 21st century from global warming.
Wind shear, a difference in wind speed or direction at different altitudes, tends to tear apart tropical cyclones, preventing nascent ones from growing and already-formed hurricanes from becoming the monster storms that cause the most damage.
You see… it’s perfect. If we have an active 2007 season it’s because of global warming. If we have another dud… That’s right; more proof of global warming. You really can have it both ways.
The sad thing is that millions of people believe this nonsense.
Hurricanes are arguably the most studied of all the major meteorological events. — If researchers can’t figure out how supposed global warming will effect hurricanes next year, how can they tell us with any accuracy what it will do in 100 years?