McKibben Forecasts Category 3 For Long Island – Blames Obama

Hurricane Irene’s dangerous power can be traced to global warming says Bill McKibben—and Obama is at fault for his failed leadership on the environment.

Irene’s got a middle name, and it’s Global Warming.

As she roars up the Eastern Seaboard, everyone is doing what they should—boarding windows, preparing rescue plans, stocking up on batteries. But a lot of people are also wondering: what’s a “tropical” storm doing heading for the snow belt?

Category 3 Storms have rarely hit Long Island since the 1800s; one was the great unnamed storm of 1938, which sent 15-foot storm waters surging through what are now multimillion-dollar seaside homes.

That’s why more than 300 of us have been arrested outside the White House in the last week,

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10 Responses to McKibben Forecasts Category 3 For Long Island – Blames Obama

  1. Latitude says:

    …..at best it will be a weak Cat 1

    I don’t think it will be a Cat anything

  2. rw says:

    I recall an impressive hurricane that hit Long Island in the mid-50’s, Hurricane Carol I think. I doubt very much that it was 1 or 2.

    I don’t think anyone is wondering along these lines except Mr. Bill and his retinue.

    It’s also interesting how a belief in AGW dooms one to live in an Eternal Present.

    • rw says:

      Amazing. Wikipedia has an entry on Hurricane Carol – “among the worst tropical cyclones to affect the New England region of the United States”. It hit in 1954; it was a category 3 hurricane.

      (Now that I look at McKibben’s statement, I see that he said that Category 3 storms have “rarely hit Long Island since the 1800s”. Correct, but misleading in context. No, this guy is too duplicitous to be considered as suffering from ‘cognitive schizophrenia’ of any sort.)

  3. rw says:

    In fact, there’s not just an Eternal Present; there’s also a fixation on specific places in isolation, disregarding the rest of the planet. (Bizzarely warm SSTs could hardly lead to cooler-than-normal European temperatures esp. along the coast.) All this begins to resemble the symptoms found in some cases of schizophrenia. I assume that Mr. McKibben’s perceptual processes are not awry (as they are in schizophrenics) – yet the results are oddly similar. What to call it? Cognitive schizophrenia? Top-down schizophrenia?

  4. P.J. says:

    “Irene’s got a middle name, and it’s Global Warming.”

    Typical … no facts, just assertion. These people are as nutty as fruitcakes.

  5. GregW says:

    Irene’s last name is Hysterical Neurosis

  6. DirkH says:

    “Category 3 Storms have rarely hit Long Island since the 1800s; one was the great unnamed storm of 1938, which sent 15-foot storm waters surging through what are now multimillion-dollar seaside homes.

    That’s why more than 300 of us have been arrested outside the White House in the last week,”

    They got arrested because they wanted to explain to Obama that there was a great unnamed storm in 1938?

  7. gofer says:

    If global warming only creates a hurricane strike every 1075 days, then bring it on. McKibben has to find a way to matter and keep his name out there. Nobody wants to buy books written by a nobody. The protest is just book prep…watch for the next title….”IMPRISIONED, My struggle to save the planet.”

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