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?

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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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