Skip to comments.Seeing Irene as Harbinger of a Change in Climate
Posted on 08/28/2011 5:53:40 AM PDT by Jim Noble
The scale of Hurricane Irene, which could cause more extensive damage along the Eastern Seaboard than any storm in decades, is reviving an old question: are hurricanes getting worse because of human-induced climate change?
The short answer from scientists is that they are still trying to figure it out. But many of them do believe that hurricanes will get more intense as the planet warms, and they see large hurricanes like Irene as a harbinger....
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
I grew up in NY in the 50s and 60s, when there were MANY serious hurricanes, which reshaped the South Shore more than once. Both in 1821 and in 1938, there was catastrophic loss of life in NYC from hurricanes.
I suppose no lie is too big, any more.
Agreed. I just read the first few lines of this article over at Drudge...and had to stop. I just wanted to go back to bed, cover my head with a pillow, and pray that the world just could not be getting this d@mn silly...sigh...
But then, I guess Heir Leader needs a "catastropic" event to show his courage and intelligence. The LSM will march in lockstep to paint that type of picture for him.
Reviving another old question: Can the NY Slimes possibly get any worse?
I lived in Queens in 1960 and remember teenagers paddling telephone poles down the street in the aftermath.
Please STFU, idiots.
One only has to look up historic hurricanes to see just how silly the Times article is.
It’s the end of the world! New York got a rain storm!
Once the global warming hoax is totally debunked, whatever last thread of credibility they may have had will be shot.
Maybe that's why they keep doubling down on it when they can't help but know they are wrong.
My thoughts exactly.
Every big storm is blamed on climate change anymore, even though real scientists and meteorologists counter these claims with the truth, year after year. It’s downright tiresome.
“I suppose no lie is too big, any more”
Liberals don’t care anymore whether they lie or not. They have no sense of shame or ethics. Lots of money riding on the globull warming mythology.
Prolly the same as the obits they keep on hand of famous people.
A global village requires global-sized lies.
You never want a good crisis to go to waste.
Yup. But not chance it could have blown Sodom on the Potomac into the Atlantic though. If only . . . . . . . .
This statement is an outright lie. I had heard some liberal on a talk show 10 years ago say the same thing, so I went to the National Hurricane Center's archives and looked at the numbers and intensities of Hurricanes going back 150 years, buy decade. I did this in 2005, so my data only goes through 2004, but still, it's clear there has been no great increase in number or intensity "since the 1970s." That is flat out not true. (Oh and the IPCC had originally made the same claim in earlier reports).
lrene was a horribly damaging storm here in NC and we are all very, very thankful it wasn’t a CAT3. BUT it wasn’t historic in the power, just the length and how much rain we received.
The Times needs to do some research, some things are just laughable.
But, but, I thought they were all in complete consensus!
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