Maybe This is Why They Hyped It Up

The New York Times offers this article this morning: Seeing Irene as Harbinger of a Change in Climate.

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?

Is all the hyperbole on the TV for the past week just a set-up for articles like this?

What damage? What scale? Isn’t there anyone that remembers the hurricanes of the past?


One thought on “Maybe This is Why They Hyped It Up

  1. This is a Freddy Kreuger theory. It should be dead, it has been beaten to death by NOAA itself, as well as Maue at FSU, and others – but it keeps coming back. Truth is, the total amount of hurricane energy in the world is at about a 40 year low.

    The guy who wrote the influential paper at the National Hurricane Center disproving the whole warming-hurricane link has the Best Name Ever for someone who studies hurricanes: Landsea. Dr. Chris Landsea. I went looking for a nice juicy link to drop here, and find he quit the IPCC because they wouldn't listen to the science – it was all politicized. Which we all knew. Maybe if all the real scientists quit it would send a strong message.

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