Monday, February 15, 2010

Of Hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons

Again the IPCC has apparently fudged statistical data in order to promote the theory of anthropological global warming.

There is no statistical basis for the idea that warming has contributed to the number or intensity of tropical storms. If you remember the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season then you can see where anecdotally this seems plausible. But statistical analysis does not seem to confirm that there are more, or more intense storms.

I have always been skeptical of the global warming enthusiasts, mainly because the dire warnings seemed overwrought. It is becoming more difficult by the day to credit any proponent of "the sky is falling" syndrome.


TJ said...

I concur.

Cousin Mark said...

The whole issue of "global warming" has become so politicized that nothing will be done about it whether it is a real problem or not. The scientists who exaggerated have played into the hands of the oil execs, tea-partiers, etc.

J.R. said...

Cousin Mark,
Why do you hate on the tea partiers? All they want is to live in a country where they can live there lives without the nanny state telling them when, where and how much to breathe.

I am generally supportive of the idea of the federal government getting the fuck out of my life. I don't need the likes of our Congressmen and Senators telling me what to do, and how my money should be spent. And yes, I really don't care about those poor struggling people who won't lift a finger to help themselves. My feeling of community stops with the community I can see, hear and touch.

That's just my inner libertarian coming to the fore.