Thursday, September 4, 2008

Finally scientifically proven - Global Warming causes hurricanes!

Here we are, in the midst of the most intense hurricane bombardment of the eastern coast of the United States, and until now, no-one has linked the dots!

More CO2 means more Global Warming, which means more hurricanes. What in Gaia's name don't the deniers see?

The ABC has reported EXPERTS linking the accelerated ice melt in the Arctic to increased hurricane incidence - a causual link that has always been poo-poohed by the deniers.

Here is the story:

The money quote:

"He says climate models suggest the most severe changes will take place in the highest northern latitudes, as a starting point for more substantial changes throughout the rest of the planet.
That means more hurricanes, cyclones and floods."

Kaboom sez:

Why can't people see that these continual deadly hurricanes crashing into the East Coast of the USA, and causing quintillions of dollars of damage, are directly caused by our profligate emission of CO2 into the atmosphere. For Gaia's sake, we are all going to suffocate, if we don't die earlier from hurricanes.

Gaia Almighty, these deniers should be held accountable.


Anonymous said...

I read the article, expecting to find some scientific data, I think I found opinion, probably not even conclusion.

It's a lot easier to make a case for Atlantic hurricanes to be tied to the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation. The high activity in the 1930s-1950s and now since 1995 match quite well. Other factors include El Nino supressing storms (a case of global warming reducing hurricanes) and dust coming from Africa (which suppressed a lot of storms in the last couple of years.

As for hurricane strength, people didn't get data for severe hurricanes before the Hurricane Hunter flights began, they generally got out of the way or sank.

I'd use my name, but you don't, so be it.

Kaboom said...

Anon, you almost sound like you can cut and paste with the best of them.....

BUT - you cannot.

Look, it's quite simple - if you are pushing the scientific data, hammer the data!

If you don't have the data, but you KNOW the facts, well, hammer the facts!

If you know neither the data nor the facts, do what every other arsehole does, and hammer the table!

Minicapt said...

... but that's a legal fiction, the appropriate verb is "bang". The point missed in the article is whether we are in the grant-submission season.