Selected excerpts from November 26, 2012:
Morano: “Climate activists think we need more taxes & regulation to somehow stop bad weather…Mayor Bloomberg said we need to take immediate action to prevent bad weather. This has now reached the level of the Mayan Calendar and Nostradamus.
The NYT has picture of stature of liberty underwater and warming of the end times. This is not science, this is the doomsday stuff of the Mayan calendar and we have no business masquerading it as science. When I was in U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works Committee, I got to go to Bali, S. America, Africa, My r/t ticket to Kenya in 2006 was $16,000 business class. The UN likes exotic locals…
To use Hurricane Sandy as the poster child for global warming — as the UN and Gore are now doing –makes as little sense as you can possibly imagine. We have gone longest period since the Civil War without a major cat 3 or larger hurricane to hit the U.S. If anything, global warming would prevent — at least Atlantic hurricanes — from making landfall.
The World Meteorological Organization said there is no evidence of a human footprint in hurricane activity. For warmists to pick hurricanes as a poster child means they are completely devoid of science. Obama said Americans can ‘do something’ about floods, hurricanes, droughts tornadoes, as though, you can at the ballot box, you vote yourself better weather. They are implying we can legislate better weather.”
End Morano Fox News excerpts.
Background reading on Hurricanes and extreme weather and global warming:
Global warming activists wished for severe storms!
Death Wish 2009: Nobel-Winner Who ‘Wished’ for ‘tornadoes’ and ‘a lot of horrid things’ to convince Americans of climate threat! — Economist Thomas Schelling: ‘You have to find ways to exaggerate the threat’
DEATH WISH 2010: Warmist Michael Tomasky admits he’s cheering for more natural disasters to convince people of man-made global warming! –‘I confess morally unsupportable position of cheering for a certain amount of calamity, the better to put the crisis in stark relief, but hopefully not too much calamity, lest many die’
Warmist David Attenborough openly hoping for a disaster to hit North America: Asked what was needed to wake people up to [AGW]: ‘Disaster. It’s a terrible thing to say, isn’t it?’ — ‘Even disaster doesn’t do it. There have been disasters in North America, with hurricanes and floods, yet still people deny and say ‘oh, it has nothing to do with climate change.’ It visibly has got [something] to do with climate change’
Science on Hurricanes & Global Warming:
NOAA scientist Martin Hoerling debunks notion that warmer than average ocean temps made Sandy stronger — Hoerling: ‘The unusually warm waters off Eastern Seaboard were however in areas where the background temperature is like 60 degrees Fahrenheit. So adding a few degrees Fahrenheit at that cool water temperature doesn’t matter too much for the intensity of a hurricane’
Meteorologist Joe Bastardi: ‘Was It Global Warming When Stronger Hurricanes Hit the East Coast in the 1950s?’ — ‘Sandy is well within the realm of what nature can, and in reality, should do, especially given the cycle we are in, which is very similar to the 1950s (cooling Pacific, with a still warm Atlantic).
NY Times Warns On Climate Change: ‘Fear Death By Water’, Rising Seas Likely To Swallow Up City If We Don’t Act Soon — Reaction: Mayan prophets agreed with NYT! — We were warned!
We have heard it all before! 1950 Shock News: ‘The world’s weather is just crazy’ — Strange Atmospheric Events Causing Floods, Droughts, Polar Melting, Global Warming — In 2012, NASA’s James Hansen – ‘says that 350 ppm CO2 would stabilize the climate, because he has absolutely no idea what he is talking about’
Pavlov’s Dogs: ‘Pavlov demonstrated that it is possible to create very strong associations between things that have no relationship to each other’ — ‘Climate scientists have done the same thing, connecting weather to taxes. A hurricane tells the New York mayor that we need more taxes. Every weather event convinces Bill McKibben that we need more taxes. California and Australia officially associate weather and taxes’
Meteorologist Tim Kelley: ‘Sandy is not an unprecedented storm. The 1938 hurricane was worse, and was followed by major hurricanes in 1944 & 1954. Three major hurricanes in 16 years. We are fortunate to have gone nearly 60 years without a comparable storm here in the northeast’
A paper came out in 2010 in Nature Geoscience. It was authored by a working group established by the World Meteorological Org.: ‘After studying past and present hurricane data they did not conclusively find any detectable human influence on hurricane activity.’
Federal study finds no evidence that climate change caused more severe flooding during last century! — Inconvenient Reality: U.S. Geological Survey finds in some regions ‘floods become LESS SEVERE as greenhouse gas emissions have increased’
NYC Mayor Bloomberg: ‘Our climate is changing. And while the increase in extreme weather…may or may not be the result of it, the risk that it might be — given this week’s devastation — should compel all elected leaders to take immediate action’
Climate Depot Response to Bloomberg: ‘Wow. How persuasive. Let’s legislate storms and weather! How simple. At least Bloomberg may start worrying less about the size of sodas in NYC restaurants!’
Global warming not making weather wackier: ‘The weather was wilder and weirder in the past than it is today’ – – ‘back when CO2 was below 350 ppm’ — ‘People are claiming there are more disasters now. That’s crazy. The weather was terrible in the past, back when CO2 was below 350ppm’ – ‘Climate was never safe. You had horrific fires, droughts, floods, heat waves — it hasn’t gotten any worse with the CO2 increase’