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Saturday, September 24, 2005
Global Warming and Hurricane Rita
I have not heard that the BBC is much better at objective reporting than the CBC, but this report on global warming and the formation of tropical storms seems very fair to me. If the CBC and the rest of our MSM could be so open and fair our politicians might be better informed. Read the report here: http://tinyurl.com/9xco9
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"Based on recent research, the consensus view is that we don't expect global warming to make a difference to the frequency of hurricanes," explains Julian Heming, from the UK Meteorological Office.
There are two charts on that site that seem to indicate that there have been fewer hurricanes in recent years. Could global warming actually be decreasing the number of hurricanes? Take that, David Suzuki, you paid corporate hack!
The CBC is the paid spokesman for the federal regime, which in turn paid by the corporations of Ontario. It is their job to spread the global warming hoax to make the Kyoto Accord seem reasonable, when its real job is wealth redistribituion. When the Lie-berals are turfed out, and Kyoto turned into confetti, the CBC will be burned to the ground.
Posted by: Scott | 2005-09-24 5:50:27 PM
The absurd thing about this global warming scam is that no matter what happens weatherwise, anywhere in the world, someone like David Suzuki or Al Gore will stand up and loudly announce that it was caused by global warming. Blizzards, hurricanes, droughts, floods, you name it. Of course the weather is different every year in every place - there is never an "average" year so there is always something which a CO2 fanatique can point to and say, "You see! This is exactly what we would expect to see under global warming."
It is a measure of how remarkably naive and trusting people have become of their governments, and how remarkably unclear they are on their own self interest, that this transparently dishonest attempt to relieve them of their money and freedom has continued for so long.
Posted by: Justzumgai | 2005-09-24 8:31:40 PM
Scott, a look at the graphs here:
will clearly show the point you're making about fewer hurricanes and fewer Category 3+ hurricanes in recent years. The graphic on the BBC site was either done by a dolt or someone who was deliberately trying to obscure the distinct pattern that emerges.
And you just have to laugh at this statement by Dr. Webster who wrote the report claiming a link between hurricane intensity and global warming. With all those 'I think' and 'probably's, he sure sounds convincing, doesn't he? This is what passes for science?
"What I think we can say is that the increase in intensity is probably accounted for by the increase in sea-surface temperature," he told the BBC News website, "and I think probably the sea-surface temperature increase is a manifestation of global warming."
Posted by: TimR | 2005-09-24 8:42:39 PM
Justzumgai, you have it nailed with the "You see!" exclamation by those who would benefit from Kyoto.
Remember the TV commertials that used to use product advocates wearing white lab-coats? They could sell people ANYTHING by appearing to be appropriately scientific and authoritative. What better way to sell snakeoil then to have a Living Lab-coat like Suzuki and a retread authority figure like Al Gore? Who cares that neither are more expert about climate change than you or I?
Like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, I have visited the Tyrell Museum in the Badlands of Alberta. There are fossils of dinosaurs the size of Mac trucks there. When these bad boys were running around doing the lizard thing, there is no way the offseason was as cold as -40C like it is every year I've lived in Alberta.
Posted by: Speller | 2005-09-24 10:53:04 PM
So what we're saying is that no one method of determining the cause or effects of global warming exists among science. Well ain't that just dandy.
The politicians have decided for them. "Canada" will hand over $9b a year to the Kyoto Program. None of that money will come out of Ontario, while all of it comes out of 'rich' Alberta regardless of the consequences.
I argue that science has proven the need for Alberta to secede from 'Canada' and seek its own path.
Posted by: Scott | 2005-09-25 9:13:11 AM
How come all the "right wing fend-for-yourself" blogs have "donate" posts and the (very few) left wing ones I've viewed don't? Is it because Bush & his dad caused global warming, so they should pay for it themselves? Or because both spent so much in Iraq (you can send gas to Iraq, but not to Houston... duh, it CAME from Houston until the hurricane was approaching and the refineries shut down in self-defense, dumbass)?
(Note that this thought came to me while viewing the link provided by TimR, although it has come to me repeatedly these past few weeks.)
Posted by: Candace | 2005-09-26 2:30:21 AM
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