Skip to comments.Energy Department: Global warming made Hurricane Sandy worse
Posted on 07/12/2013 10:34:50 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
The latest evidence that climate change is already causing massive damage
Extreme weather patterns spawned by global warming are a serious threat to the nation's energy infrastructure, according to a new report from the Department of Energy, and their destructive effects are already being felt nationwide.
"Increasing temperatures, decreasing water availability, more intense storm events, and sea level rise will each independently, and in some cases in combination, affect the ability of the United States to produce and transmit electricity from fossil, nuclear, and existing and emerging renewable energy sources," the report states.
In the most striking example, the report says climate change contributed to last year's powerful Hurricane Sandy, which ravaged the Northeast, closing ports, pipelines, and oil refineries, and knocking out power to some 8 million customers. And, the report warns, future storms will only get worse.
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Blame Global Varming. Jaaa.
actually , this piece is from The Week. ap’s ugly little cuzzin.
Since there is no global warming since 1992 or so, what they’re saying is that NOTHING made Sandy worse.
Just wonderin’ why Sandy didn’t remain a hurricane then.
Well see, then MAN is to blame because in the 1970s we were headed for a new Ice Age and we took steps to avoid that and WHOA Nelly, WE OVERCORRECTED!!! Man’s fault. Clearly.
The DOE was created to achieve energy independence, not work on weather issues. The link between this weather event and energy independence is tenuous at best. The DOE has failed at their mission and the agency should be sunset out of existence.
Global Warming caused the full moon? Wow.
Or how about the Great Hurricane of 1780 that killed 22,000 people with winds of over 200 mph?
They actually expect people to STILL believe this stuff?!?!
Maybe I'll go into the business of manufacturing cans of “Okee Doke”
Like clockwork...Obummer gives a speech on his latest nonsense and 2-3 weeks later, the MSM starts pushing it.
I guess the hidden nugget is this came from the Energy Dept. Probably because no one at the National Weather Service wanted to trash their future career reputations for this.
Global warming would make the oceans warmer, leading to weaker hurricanes.
“Well see, then MAN is to blame because in the 1970s we were headed for a new Ice Age and we took steps to avoid that and WHOA Nelly, WE OVERCORRECTED!!! Mans fault. Clearly.”
Which begs the question, “what is the game plan for correcting the over correcting and what happens if you over correct again?” “ And how is giving money to Al Gore and his buddies going to prevent over correcting?”
Two questions no one has asked since we over corrected.
Hell the DOE can’t handle the job their tasked with, now they want to swerve into the other lane?
Until I hear one of these supposed scientists including the work of Edward Lorenz, strange attractors, and resonances in their computer models, they’re more like snake oil salesmen than they are scientists.
We know the 'climate change' scam is intended to justify huge new taxes and to cripple the oil and coal industries, who are a target of the left. That the Obama administration remains oblivious to the fact that there is no demonstrable 'global warming' yet puts out these 'sky is falling' releases shows us the utter contempt these people have for us. Well, as far as I'm concerned, that contempt is mutual.
1938 New England hurricane
The storm formed near the coast of Africa in September of the 1938 Atlantic hurricane season, becoming a Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale before making landfall as a Category 3 hurricane on Long Island on September 21.
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1821 Norfolk and Long Island Hurricane
As it approached the United States coastline, the hurricane was very intense, with winds estimated at over 135 mph (215 km/h) and potentially as strong as 160 mph (260 km/h), or a Category 5 hurricane on the SaffirSimpson Hurricane Scale.
No respectable climate scientist would make such an assertion.
They are confused. We are actually in a cool period.
D1 Department: Mental Instability Makes Global Warming Worse
The lying Marxists behind the globalist warming baloney should be serving time in prison for financial fraud.
There was more fact behind Joe McCarthy’s “list of known Communists” and we were told that was a “Red Scare”, nothing but “hysteria”. We are now facing a “Green Menace” pushed by even MORE hysteria and lies.
Meanwhile, in other news...
The Girl Scouts have released a study indicating that failure to buy Girl Scout Cookies leads to global warming.
In other, other news the Girl Scout Cookie selling season begins next week.
How does the DOE become a global warming advocate? I thought NOAA was a part of the Commerce department?
Oh, they’re talking about Hurricane Saudi...
Here in Virginia, we had the coolest spring on record. So far the summer has turned out to be the coolest I can remember. And I love it.
Last night I caught a little of the Weather Channel. The guy on camera said that, during July, Atlanta normally has 15 days in the nineties. So far they’ve had none, and there are none in the forecast.
You could hear the reluctance in that guy’s voice. The WC is heavily into advancing the global warming agenda, and that was news he really didn’t want to report, LOL.
NASA was created to send Americans to the Moon and beyond. I've been reading a series of reports in the Ventura (Caif.) Star newspaper about a NASA program, funded with $593,000 taxpayer dollars, to indoctrinate local "science" teachers on how to brainwash students about climate change aka global warming.
The second annual NASA-sponsored (and funded) Summer Climate Science Institute and Camp at California State College Channel Islands just ended. One of the science frauds-for-hire, climatologist William Patzert from JPL, was quoted: "The uncertainty is the amount of melting that is arising. The rising oceans really tell the tale. You're living in a warming world...Those are the two unassailable facts about global warming. You can't dispute those two things. After that it gets a little more controversial."
Yes it does! He conveniently avoids mentioning that the process has been going on since the end of the last Ice Age -- about 14,000 years ago -- when ocean levels worldwide were about 300 feet below current levels.
I understand that the things that caused the most damage from Sandy was corrupt government, unions and looting thugs but that’s redundant.
You could hear the reluctance in that guys voice. The WC is heavily into advancing the global warming agenda, and that was news he really didnt want to report, LOL
A couple of days ago here in Tucson we were ready to break the longest streak of consecutive days over 100 F.
We equaled the record, but then the next day just would not cooperate at a mere 98 F and, like you say, the reporters were very disappointed...:^)
Prove it DOE... I want to see ALL of your data and I want proof that the SCIENTIFIC METHOD was adhered to! Bunch of lying whores.
So the truth is that our current climate is not promoting extremely powerful hurricanes (>cat 3) hitting the US mainland. And our current climate is a cold Pacific with a slightly warm to cooling Atlantic. In this pattern, according to expert Joe Bastardi, hurricanes tend to go up the east coast and not into the gulf. That is why Sandy occurred. And we could get another this season.
They are throwing chaff. The "AGW-97" meme has been unjustifiably expanded to include "weather pattern" changes. Obviously there is 97% agreement that CO2 causes warming (despite some claims to the contrary). The question at hand is whether the minor and benign warming from CO2 (maybe 1/2 degree C) is going to cause weather pattern changes such as the deep upper trough that steered Sandy west. The idea that the pattern could change already because of a little enhancement of warming in the Arctic (alleged to be AGW also) is ludicrous.
The variations in the weather patterns are natural. Similar tracks have occurred in the past. The sea surface temperatures were a bit warmer in spots along Sandy's path, but not particularly warm. There was sea level rise enhancement of the surge from Sandy. But the manmade component of that rise was a few inches at most, the rest being a natural rise that has been ongoing since the 1800's (end of the Little Ice Age).
Not generally. There are cases where the dynamics of temperature contrasts can temporarily strengthen a hurricane. One example is the extratropical transition when the hurricane hits colder waters. Mostly in the tropics, the warmer the water, the stronger the hurricane.
The southeast US has had cooling for a decade or two.
No cooling. But no statistically significant warming for at least 15 years.
Worth repeating. Weather rules. Climate is secondary, global warming from CO2 is a very minor component of climate. Solar spectral changes are more important along with ocean circulation cycles. Those are responsible for patterns like the lack of strong hurricanes hitting us.
More HupA science.
Statistically speaking, temperatures are flat since the trend is a lot less than the variations.
Your chart is way out of sync with the one I posted for the ten years the chart I posted represents.
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