The Inconvenient Truth?

They can’t handle the inconvenient truth!

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From the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS), Florida State University.

My point here isn’t that the climate is fine or that there is no global warming or that climate change doesn’t affect tropical storms or hurricanes.

My point is that the climate alarmists don’t know what the hell they’re talking about, and that we should remember that fact when people claim that we should use the predictions of those climate alarmists to determine policy.

Once again, via Instapundit.

Comments

  1. There are climatic changes going on, but to pin it on one specific cause or another is a stretch. We can extrapolate to the past only so far, and any meteorologist will tell you that forecasting future weather or climate changes beyond 10 days, you’re getting into crystal ball territory. That’s not to say that humans don’t have a huge impact on the planet, they do. World population now stands at over 6 billion and growing. But our planet is very resilient, and if you were to look at it purely from a biological standpoint, we are just a blip in the earth’s long history. The planet will be just fine. No telling about the human race, though.

  2. Sam: Good point about Northern Hemisphere only. The question remains, though. Where are all these hurricanes that were predicted? Two straight years of dire predictions. As I wrote very clearly, I’m not arguing against or for global warming. As I also wrote very clearly, I believe that the alarmists are full of shit.

  3. Murdoc, I also noticed that the link mainly concerned itself with ‘hurricane days’ not so much the number of hurricanes, their size, their wind speeds, nor other details. It would be helpful if you also specificaly quoted and named the exact ‘climate alarmist’s’. Your current criticism seems like you are fighting against a horde of Straw Men. To be helpful, here is a link to an unnoficial transcript of ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ http://www.hokeg.dyndns.org/AITruth.htm

  4. Reading through it there is only one section where hurricanes are mentioned. Gore does not state a source, but his only claim about hurricane predictions is: ‘There had been warnings that hurricanes would get stronger.’ ‘Stronger’ is not the same as ‘hurricane days’. And this was a past tense statement of the future which does not necesarily apply after the movie’s release. Most of this section is just a rehash of storms which appeared over the previous recent years. The most predictive statement he makes in this section is, ‘Of course when the oceans get warmer, that causes stronger storms.’ Again, this is not the same as a prediction that ‘storm days’ would increase. So yeah. Straw men. (‘mind this section is where I think Gore makes the most venacular caused mistakes, and the science is at it’s ‘Iffiest’)