Hurricane Ian came ashore in Florida like a runaway freight train, reaching CAT4 strength, with 150 mph wind speeds as it made landfall.
Ian was devastating, but completely within the bounds of natural variability.
The media, however, can’t help themselves. Marc Morano listed a bevy of shameless media exaggerations at Climate Depot.
ABC: “here’s how climate change intensifies hurricanes.” All of this is blatantly false.
Just take a look at the graphs above. There is no significant trend in all hurricanes, or major hurricanes making landfall in the United States. The data led the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to conclude “there is essentially no long-term trend in hurricane counts.”
Michael Shellenberger posted a devastating takedown at his Substack in which he goes so far as to charge that media producers and editors know full well that global warming has not caused hurricanes to increase, and are deliberately misleading the public by asserting that it is.
Ace forecasters Joe D’Aleo and Joe Bastardi have been publishing the cold hard facts which debunk the hurricane as climate myth. Bastardi points out, for instance, that “there were SIX hurricanes that hit the Southern part of Florida, below a line from Tampa to Cape Canaveral on the Atlantic in the last 57 years. If you look at the prior 50 years, there were SIXTEEN strikes!”
Indeed, Bastardi predicted such a hurricane was coming even before it appeared, and that the Greens would use it to push their climate alarmist narrative.
Hurricane Ian caused genuine human pain, suffering and loss of life.
Exploiting this natural disaster to push a false climate narrative is shameful.
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