September 13, 2017

Irma’s unpredictability exposes inconvenient record of climate doom predictors

David MenziesMission Specialist

With hurricanes ravaging the U.S. and parts of the Caribbean, the politicization of Harvey and Irma has begun with environmental Cassandras claiming the storms are yet more evidence of climate change as if severe storms are something new for planet Earth.

And yet, did you notice how inexact the science was in predicting precisely where Irma was going to touchdown?

Less than a day before Irma hit Florida, the experts still weren’t certain where or when it would hit or whether it would veer south and miss it completely.

I’m not blaming meteorologists who track these storms but if climate experts can’t predict the immediate flight-paths of a hurricane, how can these same people be so sure of climate change models predicting environmental carnage to take place decades in the future?

It’s hard to be enthused by the track record considering that back in the 1970s, global cooling was the biggest future calamity for the planet but as things heated up in the years following, the term “global warming” replaced “ice age.”

Now as stats show that some parts of the planet that were heating up in the ‘80s have been cooling down, predictors of doom and switched to the the more flexible term “climate change.”

In geological time terms, a millennium is a blink of an eye so next time the climate change contingent makes a connection between weather and impending doom, let’s take such predictions with a shovelful of salt.

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commented 2017-09-23 18:46:20 -0400
Keith you are right , I have read articles on the same subject but you can’t tax people more if they tell the truth . Right Jay ?
commented 2017-09-14 10:17:28 -0400
JAN G commented 11 hours ago
Good point David Menzies!
Why did the anchors for CTV (Lisa Laflamme) and Global News (?) have to be on-site in Florida?

Jan would they not also be contributing to global warming and hugely increasing the CBC’s carbon footprint? Would that not also mean that they are causing future hurricanes? Would that not mean that they are personally responsible for the misery of millions in the future? Did they not do this willingly? Therefore should they not be jailed for their evil actions, the whole time knowing they are perpetrating death and mayhem on others?
Hypocrisy thy name is CBC.
commented 2017-09-14 03:43:47 -0400
And I loved Beyonce – do believe she is a “singer”? – at the fundraising concert, throwing the mass Oaxaca region earthquake in Mexico into the the “climate change” stew… So, you dirty rotters driving cars and using plastic products are now also causing earthquakes!?!…
commented 2017-09-13 23:20:02 -0400
Good point David Menzies!
Why did the anchors for CTV (Lisa Laflamme) and Global News (?) have to be on-site in Florida? Sensationalizing.
Job security.
Same as new science grads looking for a future in global warming.
commented 2017-09-13 22:37:34 -0400
The Sun controls the temperature of the Earth, not Man. Right now, due to the eccentric rotation of the Earths, more inhabited areas are exposed to the Sun, more people notice the raise in temperature. In addition the Sun is undergoing abnormal Sun Burst activity which causes waves of Solar heat to to hit the earth.

Crooked Politicians see this as a way to gouge money from people. This also causes a lot of Hot Air.
commented 2017-09-13 20:08:13 -0400
Whatever the alarmists are saying, it’s not ground in science or any kind of historical facts.

Hurricane Irma is a big bad storm, like other big bad storms. Six awkward facts:

It’s only the 7th most intense at landfall in US history.

It formed over water that was two degrees cooler than normal,
1893, 1933, 1950, 1995, and 2005 had more Accumulated Cyclone Energy by Sept 10.

In 1933 two hurricanes hit the US in just 24 hours

In 1893, 1909, 2004 there were three Cat 3+ landfalls in US (blame climate change).

NOAA itself says there’s no evidence anyone can detect that greenhouse gas emissions have an effect on hurricanes.

Not to be stopped by a lack of any scientific connection, climate druids are out in force finding fingerprints in every storm. Like all the great witchdoctors of history, Big Storms are a chance to pump fear and sell their services.
commented 2017-09-13 19:22:47 -0400
Ken Conrad SHHHH! The green kooks will try to destroy the Sun.
commented 2017-09-13 18:55:41 -0400
Our entire solar system is heating up according to NASA scientists.

That being the case, we can hardly blame human activity and CO2 emissions for the recorded rise in temperature on the planet Pluto, which resides on the icy outskirts of our solar system. Clearly there are other forces at work that are not yet fully understood and beyond human control.
commented 2017-09-13 18:06:34 -0400
The MAN-MADE global warming debate which began about 20 years ago caused many to look closely into the issue, and examine the “science” that was put forth to support the cause of the professional environmentalists. As the “science” became increasingly suspect – even to those who lacked a PHD – the buzzword became simply “global warming”. Today the architects of this nonsense have pivoted to what is now a “climate change” debate which as not been able to support the MAN-MADE labelling. Most agree that there are long and mid-term weather cycles that cause climate changes but there no irrefutable facts that this is MAN-MADE. Professional environmentalists would do best in retaining the little credibility that remains by proffering MAN-MADE solutions to weather-related crises that are occurring with increasing frequency. Start with building codes, zoning bylaws, delivery of health and sanitation , and even ways to harness the energy and resources such as fresh water or snow that is a part of these weather events. To many, it is easier to raise money for their next counter-culture clash by blaming Trump and Capitalism. Given free rein, President Trump would find a way to sell all that water flooding Houston to Mexico and use the money to build the Wall. MAGA !
commented 2017-09-13 17:54:48 -0400
I think climate scientists are the people who couldn’t handle rocket science.