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"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Monday, September 12, 2005

More Global Warming Clucking

According to the past president of the American Association of State Climatologists, Dr. Patrick Michaels, the increase in hurricane activity is not caused by global warming, but rather the law of averages. On the August 30 “Special Report with Brit Hume,” Michaels used science to make his point. “Well, again, the problem is, when you do science, and you make hypotheses, you've got to test global temperatures against global hurricanes, not against Atlantic hurricanes,” Michaels said. “Yes, Atlantic hurricane frequency has increased since the late 1990s. But the fact of the matter is, it was quite low for several decades, ending about 1995, 1998, or so.” He added: “We were below the long-term mean for several decades. We've now come up to run above the long-term mean. And when you add several years of below and several years of above, you know what you get, Brit? Average!”

"Hurricane strength varies from storm to storm and year to year. The formation of a hurricane needs various components to come together. In USA Today on September 6, Elizabeth Weise included both viewpoints. She talked with Gary Yohe, an economics professor at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, ........

[H.H.- Yes, yes. Let's go to arguably one of the most liberal/leftist universities in America and get an economics professor (sorry, no offense meant to Professor King Banion) to talk as an expert on global warming.]

...............who “says rising temperatures — one degree in the past 50 years — are causing the hurricanes that do form to be stronger and longer-lasting, and therefore cause more damage.”

"Yet Robert Sheets, director of the National Hurricane Center in Miami from 1987 to 1995, disagreed. He “doesn’t believe there's any solid evidence that Katrina was strengthened by global warming” and said that “anything we've seen so far is not outside of what has occurred in the past.” (All emphasis mine- H.H)

Let's see. Where should I put my betting money? On two 'science experts'? One who was past president of the American Association of State Climatologists; and the other who was director of the National Hurricane Center in Miami from 1987 to 1995?

Or, on the other 'global warming expert' from the school of economics from Wesleyan University?

What next from USA Today? A report on sun spot activity and what causes it with the expert opinion of an herbalist from the Mayo Clinic?

4 Comments:

  • Yeah, but it is still Bush's fault. He should change the law of averages

    By Anonymous Anotmo, at 9:30 AM  

  • Indeed, that should be an easy task for him, when one considers all he has been able to do according to his lefty critics.

    Hmmmmm ..... I detect somewhat of a conflict of thought here, though. Hmmmm... He can create global warming, tsunamis, hurricanes - pretty heavy stuff; but, he is too dumb and inept to evacuate people from a storm.

    By Blogger HeavyHanded, at 10:01 AM  

  • Will you never learn H-H; you are soooo naive. He was not too dumb and inept to evacuate people; they were black and he is a racist! Simple as that. Oh sure, he tried to hide his true nature by nominating blacks to the highest positions of any President in history but except for Colin Powell, they aren't really blacks you know. Cause blacks all think alike and these people don't think like that, ergo they are not black. No racism there.

    By Anonymous Anotmo, at 2:58 PM  

  • Sorry, anotmo. Don't know what comes over me at times. Glad you're around to get me back on track when I derail.

    By Blogger HeavyHanded, at 5:18 PM  

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