One would think that the Cult of Climatrology would be a bit reticent about throwing out hurricane predictions, considering how wrong they’ve already been. First we were told that the big 2005 season would be the new normal. Then, when landfalling hurricanes dropped off quickly, we were told that there wouldn’t be as many, but they would be stronger. When they didn’t happen, this was blamed on ‘climate change.’ But, we were still told that the future would be all sorts of doomy. Now that we have a potential major hurricane which could make landfall in the U.S., the first in almost 11 years, the longest stretch since well before the Civil War, we get (this originally came from the UK Guardian, republished at Newsweek)
Major storms such as Hurricane Matthew, which has slammed into Haiti and is now headed towards the U.S., will grow in menace as the world warms and sea levels rise, scientists have warned. (snip)
While the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s prediction of a “near-normal” Atlantic hurricane season is still on track, scientists have pointed to Hurricane Matthew as the sort of fierce lashing that will become more common due to climate change.
There was previously far more certainty among climate scientists over the increase of temperatures than trends in hurricanes, but government officials are now confident enough to say there has been a “substantial increase” in Atlantic hurricane activity since the 1980s, with the destruction set to ratchet up further as the world warms.
“We expect to see more high-intensity events, category 4 and 5 events, that are around 13 percent of total hurricanes but do a disproportionate amount of damage,” said Kerry Emanuel, a climate scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “The theory is robust and there are hints that we are already beginning to see it in nature.”
Let’s not forget that they also predicted that Superstorm Sandy would be the “new normal.” Have we seen one since? This is just more doomsaying. Which continues elsewhere, with
There are plenty more out there, not too mention all the climahysteria on Twitter. It’s like the Warmists are trying to make up for almost 11 years of relatively quiet hurricane seasons. And it’s all your fault, for driving a fossil fueled vehicle, using air conditioning, and refusing to give up your liberty to government.
In reality, this tends to track more with the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, which, interestingly, tends to see increased tropical system formation during pauses and cooling periods, with lower storm formation during warming.
Nature will do what nature will do. And Warmists will do what they do best: become deranged prophets of doom.