Media/Climate Activists ‘Hype False Claims’ About Typhoon Haiyan As Scientists Reject Climate Link – Claim of ‘strongest storm ever’ refuted – Climate Depot Special Report

Climate Depot’s Exclusive Round Up of Typhoon Haiyan

Scientists reject Typhoon Haiyan link to man-made global warming: Storm expert Brian McNoldy of U. of Miami: ‘We don’t get to pick and choose which storms are enhanced by a warmer climate and which ones aren’t’ — Brian McNoldy, a senior research associate at the University of Miami: ‘While Haiyan was absolutely amazing, it’s not alone. It’s in an elite company of a handful of other tropical cyclones scattered across the decades and across the world.’ — Haiyan ‘was just as subject to this year’s climate as the numerous others that weren’t so impressive. Extremely intense tropical cyclones are rare, but have always been a part of nature — we don’t need to find an excuse for them.’

Gabe Vecchi, a research oceanographer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), said that if global warming altered Haiyan, it did not do so to a significant extent. ‘I expect that the contribution of global warming to Haiyan’s extreme intensity is likely to have been small, relative to other factors like weather fluctuations and climate variability.’

Prof. Roger Pielke Jr. rips media for Haiyan hype: ‘Super powerful storm doesn’t need the extra hype. Reality is bad enough…Philippine Met Service predicted max 18 ft surge from Typhoon Haiyan. So Anderson Cooper’s [show] of CNN ‘off by 22-32 ft’ — Pielke Jr. : ‘Indeed, pretty scary and devastating. So why the need to hype with false claims of 40-50 ft? (on CNN’s Anderson Cooper)

Philippine Met Service: ‘Some of the reports of wind speeds were exaggerated’

Flashback study shows most frequent typhoons happend in Little Ice Age: ’2004 paleoclimate reconstruction of hurricane landfalls in South-eastern China: ‘Remarkably, the two periods of most frequent typhoon strikes in Guangdong (AD 1660–1680, 1850–1880) coincide with two of the coldest & driest periods in northern & central China during the Little Ice Age’

Meteorologist Joe Bastardi: ‘If you really studied typhoons,then Haiyan is perhaps as big as they come, but you dont shoot your mouth off about it being strongest ever’

Media incorrect to claim (driven by warmist Jeff Masters) of Being The Most Powerful Hurricane Ever — Haiyan Was Only A Category 4 — ‘Weather officials said Haiyan had sustained winds of 235 kph (147 mph) with gusts of 275 kph (170 mph) when it made landfall. By those measurements, Haiyan would be comparable to a strong Category 4 hurricane in the U.S., nearly in the top category, a 5.’

Real Science: ‘Jeff Masters exaggerated the wind speeds by 50 MPH and got thousands of news publications to print his lies, which are now the sacred legend of the climate religion.’

The Philippines Have Always Had Super Typhoons — See list from 1882-1938

Analysis: ‘Every time there is a big storm, someone with an authoritative sounding title makes a bogus claim. The press corpse picks up on it, and it becomes sacred legend. No amount of scientific rebuke can undo the legend’

UK Paper Blames Typhoon Haiyan on Global Warming: ‘As climate change continues, we should expect more devastating storms’ — Meteorologist slams claim

Meteorologist Dr. Ryan Maue slams claims as the ‘first of many garbage articles to come’

Maue: ‘Over past 1,000 years, Philippines have been hit by 10-20 thousand tropical cyclones. Don’t be so arrogant to believe man caused Haiyan.’

Meteorologist Dr. Ryan Maue: Amazing how bad media/news information is on Haiyan: ‘strongest storm ever recorded’ — No independent fact checking. Just rely on a blog’ (Warmist Jeff Masers blog)

Wash Post’s Brad Plumer on tropical cyclones: ‘There don’t appear to be any obvious global trends’

Warmists blame global warming! Heidi Cullen blames ‘deep warm water’ for fueling typhoon Haiyan’s ‘intensity’ — But data refutes her claim — Bob Tisdale refutes Heidi Cullen: ‘There was nothing unusually warm about the sea surface temperature anomalies for the early portion of Typhoon Haiyan’s storm track’

Early Typhoon Haiyan SSTa Weekly

[ Update: UK Paper Blames Typhoon Haiyan on Global Warming: ‘As climate change continues, we should expect more devastating storms’ — Meteorologist slams claim]


Climatologist Dr. Heidi Cullen appears to be the first global warming activist to promote a link between typhoon Haiyan and man-made global warming. See: Meteorologist Anthony Watts announces: ‘Dr. Heidi Cullen of Climate Central wins the “First Haiyan BS award” with this missive.

Weather Bell meteorologist Joe Bastardi also weighed in, excoriating Cullen “Are you for real?, Bastardi asked Cullen. “Of course water is warm, NO typhoons within 100 miles of this since 2008. No stirring of water,” he explained.

Did you even bother to look at how infrequent typhoons have been where this is crossing, which means water is not cooled?’ Bastardi wrote.

He added, “Thanks btw. Verified a forecast I issued 5 days ago: agw ilk would use storm. Lets hear what you say about next week cold in US’

This is not the first time Cullen has been at the center of a climate controversy. In 2007, she called for all meteorologists to conform to belief in man-made global warming claims. See: Flashback January 2007: Weather Channel’s Heidi Cullen Calls for Decertifying AMS Global Warming Skeptics


Warmists go full shameless: ‘Climate Deniers, Super Typhoon Haiyan Is Looking At You’ — Warmist claims: ‘When climate science deniers claim a global warming “pause,” the heat isn’t missing – it’s right there lurking in the ocean, waiting to put super typhoons on steroids’

Skeptical scientist Bob Tisdale refutes warmist claims: ‘Are you aware those sea surface temperature conditions exist often in the western tropical Pacific?  In fact, there is nothing unusually warm about the sea surface temperatures for the early portion of Haiyan’s storm track.’

Warmist John Vidal of UK Guardian: Typhoon Haiyan: ‘What really alarms Filipinos is the rich world ignoring climate change’ — ‘Typhoon Haiyan, like Bopha, will be seen widely in developing countries as a taste of what is to come, along with rising sea levels and water shortages’

Meteorologist Joe Bastardi: ‘Amazing hurricane season. LOWEST ACE (accumulated cyclone energy) ever recorded in warm amo ( Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation), non warm enso (El Niño–Southern Oscillation) season. Not even close Simply astounding for its lack’

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Flashback: Meteorologist Bastardi Slams Heidi Cullen as ‘stunningly ignorant’ for ‘claiming global warming was( is) responsible for all that is wrong in the weather, climate or whatever’ — ‘I am simply astounded that someone that is accorded the honor of a PHD can think this way’

UK Paper Blames Typhoon Haiyan on Global Warming: ‘As climate change continues, we should expect more devastating storms’ — Meteorologist slams claim – UK Mirror: ‘Haiyan had already been recognized as the most intense tropical storm in this area since Super Typhoon Tip (1979).’ – ’It has long been recognized that the increases seen in global average temperatures are likely to drive changes in the patterns and frequency of extreme weather events…As our planet home, and particularly its oceans, heats, simple physics tells us that the energy stored will likely lead to increases in the intensity and frequency of devastating storms like Haiyan.’

Meteorologist Dr. Ryan Maue slams claims as the ‘first of many garbage articles to come’ – Maue: ‘Over past 1,000 years, Philippines have been hit by 10-20 thousand tropical cyclones. Don’t be so arrogant to believe man caused Haiyan.’

Wash Post’s Brad Plumer on tropical cyclones: ‘There don’t appear to be any obvious global trends’

Meteorologist Joe Bastardi: ‘Amazing hurricane season. LOWEST ACE (accumulated cyclone energy) ever recorded in warm amo ( Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation), non warm enso (El Niño–Southern Oscillation) season. Not even close Simply astounding for its lack’

New Study: ’2013 ranks as one of the least extreme U.S. weather years ever’– Many bad weather events at ‘historically low levels’

Report: ‘Extreme Weather Report 2012′: ‘Latest peer-reviewed studies, data & analyses undermine claims that current weather is ‘unprecedented’ or a ‘new normal’

Analysis: ‘Greenhouse gas levels reach record highs, nothing happens’

Temperatures: Global temperatures have been flat since 1998

Global Cooling: ‘Attention in the public debate seems to be moving away from the 15-17 year ‘pause’ to the cooling since 2002,” writes Dr. Judith Curry, the chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Extreme Weather: “It is misleading and just plain incorrect to claim that disasters associated with hurricanes, tornadoes, floods or droughts have increased on climate timescales either in the United States or globally,” Professor Roger Pielke Jr. said in his testimony before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

Hurricanes: ‘Hurricanes have not increased in frequency, intensity or normalized damage in the U.S. since 1900.

Tornadoes: Tornadoes and tropical cyclones have also not become more intense or frequent since 1950 and 1970, respectfully.

Floods & Droughts: U.S. floods have not increased in frequency or intensity since 1950, according to Professor Roger Pielke Jr., and droughts have become shorter, less frequent, and smaller over the last century. Globally, floods have changed very little in the last 60 years.

Wildfires: Dr. Bjorn Lomborg, the “skeptical environmentalist,” writes: “Historical analysis of wildfires around the world shows that since 1950 their numbers have decreased globally by 15%… The world has not seen a general increase in drought. A study published in Nature in November shows globally that ‘there has been little change in drought over the past 60 years.’

Arctic Ice: Arctic sea ice coverage was 29 percent greater in September of this year compared to the same time last year — with ice covering 533,000 square miles of ocean more than last year.

Antarctic Ice: The south pole has also fared well, despite rising greenhouse gas emissions. Antarctic sea ice hit a 35-year record high in September — covering nearly 20 million square kilometers of ocean with ice. The previous sea ice coverage record was in 2012, meaning there have been two straight record high years.

Sea Level: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data show the sea levels only rose 1.1 to 1.3 millimeters per year from 2005 to 2012. This is actually below the rate of sea level rise from 1954 to 2003.



23 Responses

  1. “The press corpse picks up on it…..”

    Did Obama write that? There is no such thing as “global warming”, AGW, “climate change” ad nauseum. As the article points out there have been stronger storms and the “press corpse” (how appropriate) took the opportunity to do what they do best; ignore facts and print/post/broadcast garbage designed to bolster all prior lies about climate and weather.

  2. Sea Level: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data show the
    sea levels only rose 1.1 to 1.3 millimeters per year from 2005 to 2012.
    This is actually below the rate of sea level rise from 1954 to 2003.

    -So the sea level rose less in the last 7 years than it did in the prior 49 years of heavy industrial activity? Not sure how that proves anything.

    Antarctic Ice: The south pole has also fared well, despite rising greenhouse gas emissions…

    -As the article that you cited points out, the sea beneath that ice has warmed considerably in recent years. Increased wind speed is what led to increased ice formation.

    1. Don’t forget – the last ice age ended 12,500 years ago. Since then, the oceans have risen 387 feet. A millimeter or so is still within the margin of error of the instruments. It’s so pointless and crazy, but where would the Left be without a crisis?

  3. The million dollar question: Will you go to Heaven when you die? Here’s a quick test. Have you ever lied (we all have), stolen anything (the value is irrelevant), or used God’s name in vain (omg)? Jesus said, “whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” Have you looked with lust? Will you be guilty on Judgment Day? If you have done those things, God sees you as a lying, thieving, blasphemous, adulterer at heart. The Bible warns that if you are guilty you will end up in Hell.

    That’s not God’s will. He sent his Son to suffer and die on the cross for you. You broke God’s Law, but Jesus paid your fine. That means he can legally dismiss your case. He can commute your death sentence: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Then Jesus rose from the dead and defeated death.

    Pray something like this: “Dear God, I repent of all of my sins (name them). Please forgive me God. This day I put my trust in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”

    For evidence of the Bible’s divine origin see and

    1. Will you go to Heaven when you die?


      Sure. Easy answer.

      John 14:1

      “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.”

    2. Sweetheart you claim I broke gods law, didn’t you? Which god and which law? How did you pick your god? I see you quote the bible, have you ever read it?

      1. There is not now, nor has there ever been, a living soul that did not sin, except for Jesus Christ. He lived 33 years sin free. Only a sin free blood sacrifice would satisfy God’s holy justice for our sin. And so Jesus entered the world as a helpless and defenseless child when He could have come in great power and glory. He said He came to fulfill scripture that prophesied His birth, life, death, and resurrection thousands of years before He was born. He became a proptitation for us and died a substitionary death for each one of us.
        Mankind cannot avoid sinning. It is impossible. And since the wages of sin is death, physical and spiritual, we have no hope of ever being good enough to go to heaven. But simply by faith in Jesus and accepting Him as our personal savior from the sin we have and will commit we are saved from eternal spiritual death. Jesus experienced every form of difficulty we can ever experience and He was tempted by Satan with riches and power not one of us could resist. But He resisted all that to face a horrific death with you and me in mind all the time.
        We are free to choose what we will worship. Riches, fame, power, ourselves, or nothing at all. Or we can worship the Creator of all that we have ever known.
        It’s odd you would ask how one picks a God. I have just listed a few gods people now worship. But there is nothing inspiring, satisfying, or comforting about any of those when death comes. Peace is granted us in our suffering by the grace of the one who took our punishment because He loves us so much. More than the human mind can comprehend.

        1. Sweetheart, you stated “Only a sin free blood sacrifice would satisfy gods holy justice for our sin,” didn’t you? Your god sounds like an evil prick, doesn’t he? A blood sacrifice? How primitive!!! And you pray to this bonehead? You “simple-folk” are so cute.

        2. He also did walk on water and that’ s more than the human mind can comprehend because it’ s simply not rational. I prefer Alice’ s Adventures in Wonderland since it does not pretend to be through.

    3. Sweetheart I see you quote scripture. What about numbers 15:32-36. What happens if I’m not in the mood to kill someone, will I end up going to hell, for disobeying god. You hypo-Christians are so cute. Thank you.

      1. You’re already in the hell of your own making. You can’t fix stupid Richie. Your bigotry and hate is duly noted. You Atheistic proselytizers are cute little haters.

        How much does a vacuum cleaner salesman make and how long were you on welfare. What’s the new cost of your Obamacare?

        1. You should know that by definition an atheists cannot actually proselytize.

          But telling every one about Jesus said this or that, pray something like this or that or that the Bible warns us of this or that. The poster his the one proselytizing by telling about his beliefs and wishing to convert us. Thats what atheists regardless of political affiliations, Republicans Libertarians or Democrats or people of different religions can live without.

          1. Please, there’s a guy on this thread who proselytizes his religion of non-religion every day. Your fellow atheist does just that, he tells people about the bible, quotes verse, tries to convert posters every day.

            Have a nice day.

    4. If their is a God he would say to you: If you believe in anything other than yourself, you put limitations on your gift of life and your potential. You don’ t do good so that you can go to an Utopian paradise, you do good because it’ s the moral and right thing to do.

  4. Today’s liberal causes are not based on actual fact. They are based on imagined fact. Obama can go before the american people and proclaim he didn’t say something that he was recorded as saying on live video 40 times. That’s astonishing but what is completely insane is that people believe him when the evidence proves he’s not truthful. The same is true of these ideas that mankind is responsible for these storms and other naturally occurring phenomena.
    Scientists have blown so many holes in the THEORY of evolution it takes a blind or intellectually challenged person to believe it. Yet we continue to teach it as the sole reason we are here to our vulnerable children. And billions of dollars are spent every year to continue to transform untruth into truth. Another example of insanity among the giants of thinking. By that I am not referring to a bunch of egotists whose formal education is in the very intellectual pursuit of how to pretend to be someone you’re not. Who made these dim bulbs experts on anything?

  5. What a superficial … Actually he is smart but politically reactionary and simply covering for Obama and the NWO.

    Earth is cooling and with low to zero Sun spots may be entering a long cooling period that might end up being called a mini ice age. 10 years are needed for this call.

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  7. You’re not making sense.

    Haiyan’s official wind may be 147 mph, but that is in JMA’s and PAGASA’s own 10-minute sustained and not one-minute as commonly used by the JTWC/NHC. It would mean that Haiyan is technically 164 mph by multiplying by 1.14, but the JMA have a scale called Koba scale – 125 kts (147 mph) would be 8.0 which roughly equates to the top end of the US Dvorak scale at 170 kts (196 mph). You know not much of the WPAC basin, and that JMA give more conservative estimates. So the official 1-min ESTIMATE is at 170 kts as mentioned. PAGASA on the other hand have recorded 174 mph BEFORE the station went off

    Get your facts straight. A survey done in Salcedo, Eastern Samar (when wind shifted to their ENE) the storm surge levels are as high as 45 feet.

    Global warming NOR cooling have nothing to do with Haiyan, which was mainly fueled by extremely favorable atmospheric conditions. Why the hell are you talking about “global warming” and “global cooling” when Haiyan formed during the passage of a KW/MJO.


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