Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria have generated lots of discussion about “global warming.”
Much of it is ignorant drivel coming from Hollywood know-nothings like Jennifer Lawrence, Bill Nye, and others.
But one climate scientist isn’t having it anymore and has some harsh words for Lying Al Gore!
Dr. Roy Spencer is a climatologist at the University of Alabama.
These days, he finds himself spending much of his time publishing short e-books to debunk and challenge claims that global warming exacerbated this year’s hurricane activity.
The Washington Times reports:
Mr. Spencer’s latest book challenges the oft-repeated assertion that this year’s powerful hurricane season is “what climate change looks like,” arguing that the storms are neither an aberration nor a result of rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
“This isn’t what human-caused climate change looks like,” Mr. Spencer said in the e-book. “It’s what weather looks like.”
A former NASA senior scientist for climate studies, Mr. Spencer said that having two hurricanes make landfall on the lower 48 within one year isn’t proof of climate change.
“There have been many years with multiple Cat 4 hurricanes in the Atlantic, but there is nothing about global warming theory that says more of those will make landfall,” Mr. Spencer said in an email. “While the official estimate is that this was the first time two Cat 4 storms hit the U.S., since Florida was virtually unpopulated before 1900, we probably don’t really know.”
Before this season, no Category 3 or larger hurricane had hit the U.S. coast since 2005 in what has been dubbed the “hurricane drought.”
The article goes on to highlight an argument by Al Gore and others in the “climate-change movement” that climate change makes hurricanes more intense.
Dr. Spencer called that analysis “some sort of pseudo-meteorological gobbledygook.”
“What made Harvey rain totals exceptional was the system stalled next to the coast, which was due to a very temporary weakening of atmospheric steering currents,” said Mr. Spencer. “Virtually the whole month of August was below normal in temperature over most of the U.S., not what global warming theory predicts at all.”
“You can come up with all kinds of hurricane statistics which don’t mean much,” Mr. Spencer said. “Florida was hit by Cat 4 hurricanes four years in a row, in 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950. Then when Andrew hit in 1992, it had been 32 years since a Cat 4 hurricane had hit Florida. It doesn’t mean anything.”
So much for Lying Al Gore’s “pseudo-meteorological gobbledygook.”
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