Hurricane Matthew swept through North Carolina on Saturday into Sunday. Now it is out to sea, and, interestingly, not doing a loop as all the models stated. It’s no longer even a tropical storm. But, hey, we’re doomed, because Warmists have not given up on their talking points. Here’s one of the more egregious bits of climaidiocy
ON SATURDAY, Hurricane Matthew made landfall northeast of Charleston, S.C., as a Category 1 storm. Before reaching the United States, Matthew reached Category 5 status with sustained winds of 160 miles per hour. The storm left at least a thousand dead in Haiti and brought significant storm surge and flooding to the eastern United States.
Early estimates suggest the cost of the disaster may be in the tens of billions of dollars. And while recovery along the Eastern Seaboard may take months, less-resilient locations may be left to cope with the disaster for years.
As a climatologist, I understand that the relationships between hurricanes and climate are complex — El Niño-La Niña, Madden-Julian Oscillation, various natural and anthropogenic factors. But the context of Hurricane Matthew in a changing climate needs to be explained.
Despite clouded narratives attempting to politicize the issue, the science of climate change is clear. It’s happening, and it’s happening now. The U.S. military calls climate change a significant and direct threat. The Lancet, the world’s premier medical journal, calls climate change a medical emergency. These are the facts.
However, there is no concrete, scientific proof that it is mostly/solely anthropogenic.
According to the National Weather Service in Wakefield, Hurricane Matthew brought 7.14 inches of precipitation to Norfolk International Airport on Saturday, shattering the previous record of 3.16 inches. This follows record precipitation in July and earlier this fall at ORF.
A warmer world does increase the probability of stronger, weather-related hazards. Like a Hurricane Matthew or Superstorm Sandy.
Yet, there has been no repeat of Sandy (which was made worse at landfall in NJ and the Northeast by a cold front), and Matthew was not a major hurricane at landfall. Funny how we had more hurricane landfalls when the world wasn’t The Warmist In Recorded History meaning we’re doomed!!!!!!!!
We must consider extreme events within the context of a changing climate. We are living in a new normal — a normal where likelihood of extreme events may be more common, costly and worse not only here in the United States, but elsewhere around the world.
Except, they aren’t happening. Weather events have always happened, but, there is no giant growth of floods, droughts, tropical storms, winter storms (which, of course, the Warmists blame on AGW/ACC), rain storms, nor tornadoes, among other weather events.
The only thing that has grown is the non-science doomsaying from members of the Cult of Climastrology.