You really can’t make this stuff up. Either Romm is an imbecile, or he thinks his readers are.
Perhaps the largest convention of climate science deniers in history — otherwise known as the 2012 Republican National Convention — starts Monday in Tampa, Florida. Unfortunately for the GOP, they are in the bull’s-eye of the latest track for tropical storm Isaac:
Two points on the global warming connection. First, the subject is inevitably going to come up if — as the anniversary of Katrina approaches — we have a hurricane bearing down on a party that in just four years has flipped from running on climate action to running away from climate science
If I remember correctly, the GOP lost the last election, and there have been no hurricanes in Florida since then.
Masters points out that in a worst-case scenario, the “Tampa Bay convention center would go under 20 feet of water, and St. Petersburg would become an island, as occurred during the 1848 hurricane”:
So they had a really bad hurricane in 1848, when CO2 was 280 PPM.
Of course, it’s not too late to avert the worst of climate change, but a certain obstructionist party would have to come to its senses and support preventive action now.
What is he trying to prevent? Hurricanes in Florida are half as frequent now as they were 160 years ago. Romm and his readers have the collective IQ of a turnip.
h/t to Marc Morano