Skip to comments.Where are the Hurricanes? I blame global warming...
Posted on 09/15/2006 8:55:58 PM PDT by fgoodwin
Where are the Hurricanes? I blame global warming...
Aug 9, 2006
Nearly a year ago the country was being slammed by hurricanes. As Americans suffered some claimed that the ferocity of Katrina and Rita was due to global warming. A search of Dean's World shows that this site is one of the few that argued against that idea over the course of 2005.
So here we are, a year later. Where are the hurricanes? Where is the fury of Mother Nature? Where are her righteous swirls of rain and wind that shall smite the evil non-Kyoto Protocol signing (by a Senate vote of 96-0 on Al Gore's watch - the real Inconvenient Truth if you ask me) United States?
Well, they aren't happening. The oceans are cooler this year, and the upper atmosphere winds are shearing off the tops of thunderclouds, preventing them from gathering strength. This Daily Tech post wonders whether the media is biased towards alarmism. The media? Biased?
Personally I believe that this lack of hurricanes so far this season is caused by global warming. You see, all the hot air rises, causing cooler air in the upper atmosphere to take its place. This cools the surface of the oceans and causes winds and destroys hurricanes. Instead of worrying about stronger hurricanes, we should worry instead about there being fewer hurricanes. Don't forget that hurricanes are the way the Earth moves heat between the poles.
Global warming is destroying the earth's natural cooling cycle! Let us follow the Gore, don our sackcloth and paint our faces with ashes! Wo! The end of the world is nigh - but see my movie, read my book and vote Democratic beforehand!
The above is exactly the type of logic that drives me abso-f'ing-lutely crazy with global warming believers. It also shows why scientists need to be a wee bit more sceptical before jumping on any bandwagon.
Didn't the Global Warming Pundits make claims that this was going to be the worst season on record? We were going to see catastrophy on a scale never before witnessed or something to that effect?
Give me an L
Give me an O
Give me an S
Give me an E
Give me an R
Give me an S
What have we got? Global Warming Pundits!!!
Karl Rove's weather machine in Alaska is diverting hurricanes so that they will not hit the US -- until after the election. (We can't have another Katrina debacle.) By mid-November, Rove will turn off the machine, and we'll be hit by the last hurricanes of the season.
Wear our the huricains?!
(September 20, 2006)--Hurricane Helene has been downgraded to a Category Two storm, while Hurricane Gordon has weakened as it races toward the sparsely-populated Azores.
Helene had been a Category Three with top sustained winds near 115 miles-per-hour, but now has winds near 110 miles-per-hour.
Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center say they expect Helene to stay out at sea, while Gordon is expected to retain hurricane strength as it crosses the islands off the Atlantic coast of Africa later in the day.
Gordon should then be absorbed by a larger weather system.
Not in the Top Twenty, that's for sure.
Hurricane Gordon as seen aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis. A crewmember
took the image with a digital still camera. Photo: AP/NASA
Karl Rove's hurricane machine is offline this season while Halliburton attempts to fix some user-identified issues.