Obama Says Hurricanes Are Getting Worse

President Obama has had the fewest US hurricane landfalls (three) of any president, during his five years in office. He says that hurricanes are getting worse, and that he alone has the power to fix it.

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Weather Street: 2013 Atlantic Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

President Grover Cleveland had twenty-six US hurricane landfalls, while in office in the 1880s.

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22 Responses to Obama Says Hurricanes Are Getting Worse

  1. I wonder why Grover Cleveland let so many out? He must have been proposing a tax on horse manure and just needed the political ammo?

  2. stewart pid says:

    I was watching Bloomberg yesterday and the silly cow asked “why are hurricanes getting worse” … I was screaming at the computer.
    It is so annoying that the knowledge free are getting the exposure they do and are fed all the alarmist crap to spew endless lies. It is worse than we thought … just not the CO2 but the BS!!

  3. There Is No Substitute for Victory says:

    When I first become in Obama’s words “A flat Earth skeptic” was when I started reading the yearly USWS hurricane forecast each year at the end of May. I had a computer by then and used it to record the yearly hurricane forecast in MS-Word. Those nice people out in Colorado whose job it is to predict hurricanes in Florida or Jamaica were so nice that they predicted how many hurricanes there would be, the intensity of the hurricanes, how many would hit the US and even how many tropical storms were lurking in the USWS’ crystal ball. I think that it was a man named Gray who was doing all the doom and gloom forecasting. Mr. Grey’s full name must have been Zane Gray because everything he wrote was fiction.

  4. There Is No Substitute for Victory says:

    When I first become in Obama’s words “A flat Earth skeptic” was when I started reading the yearly USWS hurricane forecast issued at the end of May. I had a computer by then and used it to record the yearly hurricane forecast in MS-Word. Those nice people out in Colorado whose job it is to predict hurricanes in Florida, or Jamaica were so nice that they predicted how many hurricanes would hit the Stares, the intensity of the hurricanes, and even how many tropical storms were lurking in the USWS’ crystal ball. I think that it was a man named Gray who was doing all the doom and gloom forecasting. Mr. Grey’s full name must have been Zane Gray because everything he wrote proved to be fiction.

  5. miked1947 says:

    The Hurricanes are getting so much worse they are travelling to fast for sensors to catch them, just like the global warming. It is warming so fast the thermometers can no longer keep up, so it appears to be cooling. It is the equipment used to measure the events that are at fault. The Models can not be wrong. We need to spend more money for more accurate methods to catch the elusive weather events or we will not know they are happening and we will still deny what the “Flat Earthers” are telling us about everything getting worse.

    • miked1947 says:

      I failed to insert “Expert” in front of “Flat Earthers”!

      • Andy Oz says:

        Aliens have made the Atlantic hurricanes invisible.
        See .. that is just as kooky as saying hurricanes are getting worse when there hasn’t been one in the Atlantic all year. I have no respect for the warmists.

  6. Chewer says:

    The alarmists are suffering from DRB Syndrome and are in need of the proper medical attention…
    Dirty Rotten Bastard’s best cure seems to be a kick in the ass:)

    • X says:

      Another problem is that we get angry at them because they’re saying obvious lies and misinformation, but they will not change and we should not be perturbed by their lies. Let the facts suffocate them and bury their false claims.
      BTW, where is “Reggie”?

  7. Jimbo says:

    Hurricanes were worse during cooler times.

    Abstract
    Philippe Sorrel et. al. – 2012
    Persistent non-solar forcing of Holocene storm dynamics in coastal sedimentary archives
    …Here we present a reappraisal of high-energy estuarine and coastal sedimentary records from the southern coast of the English Channel, and report evidence for five distinct periods during the Holocene when storminess was enhanced during the past 6,500 years. We find that high storm activity occurred periodically with a frequency of about 1,500 years, closely related to cold and windy periods diagnosed earlier…..
    doi:10.1038/ngeo1619
    ———————-

    Abstract
    Laurent Dezileau et. al. – 2011
    Intense storm activity during the Little Ice Age on the French Mediterranean coast
    …The apparent increase of the superstorm activity during the latter half of the Little Ice Age was probably due to the thermal gradient increase leading to enhanced lower tropospheric baroclinicity over a large Central Atlantic/European domain and leading to a modification of the occurrence of extreme wind events along the French Mediterranean coast….
    doi: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.11.009
    ———————-

    Abstract
    Hubert H. Lamb – 1984
    [Climatic Changes on a Yearly to Millennial Basis 1984, pp 309-329]
    Some Studies of the Little Ice Age of Recent Centuries and its Great Storms
    …And so the series gives us our most reliable estimate of the magnitude of the temperature depression in England and neighbouring countries. In northern Scotland, southern Norway and Iceland there are indications of a significantly greater depression of the prevailing temperatures…..The enhanced thermal gradient between latitudes about 50° and 60–65°N in this part of the world is thought to have provided a basis for the development of some greater wind storms in these latitudes than have occurred in most of the last 100 years…
    doi: 10.1007/978-94-015-7692-5_34
    ———————-

    Abstract
    Zhang, Jiacheng et. al. –
    Journal of Climate, vol. 2, Issue 8, pp.833-849
    Historical Climate Records in China and Reconstruction of Past Climates
    … 1) There were significant historical climate fluctuations in China, with a range of about 1.0°-1.5°C in recent centuries. 2) Significant decadal-scale warm fluctuations occurred during a cool interval broadly correlative with the Little Ice Age. 3) There was an increased frequency of both droughts and floods in some pans of China during the Little Ice Age. Increased frequencies of dust storms accompanied the dry phases of the cool periods….
    doi: 10.1175/1520-0442(1989)0022.0.CO;2
    ———————-

    Abstract
    Dr. Paul Reiter – 2000
    From Shakespeare to Defoe: Malaria in England in the Little Ice Age
    …Crop practices throughout Europe had to be altered to adapt to the shortened, less reliable growing season, and there were many years of dearth and famine. Violent storms caused massive flooding and loss of life. Some of these resulted in permanent losses of large tracts of land from the Danish, German, and Dutch coasts….
    doi: 10.3201/eid0601.000101

    Letter – Nature
    Jeffrey P. Donnelly
    Intense hurricane activity over the past 5,000 years controlled by El Niño and the West African monsoon
    …..It has been proposed that an increase in sea surface temperatures caused by anthropogenic climate change has led to an increase in the frequency of intense tropical cyclones2, 3, but this proposal has been challenged….sea surface temperatures as high as at present are not necessary to support intervals of frequent intense hurricanes….
    doi:10.1038/nature05834

    • X says:

      Thanks for the food for thought, the following chart of wikipedia seems to show a different pattern though,
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Atlantic_hurricane_records

      with very few hurricanes (and named storms in general) during the (relatively) “cold period” of the early XX century, up to late 1920’s. It oscillates a little downward from 1960 to 1980 and then increases again to reach a peak at the beginning of this century, which (according to the chart) is even more pronounced than during the “hot years” of the 1930-45 period.
      (obs.: I don’t trust wikipedia for weather related information, they’re very biased in this respect, but I don’t think they would change the number of strong storms in the past to “prove” that we’re having more in the present… although I could be wrong)
      Your 2nd citation
      “… apparent increase of the superstorm activity during the latter half of the Little Ice Age was probably due to the thermal gradient increase leading to enhanced lower tropospheric baroclinicity over a large Central Atlantic/European domain … “
      suggests IMO that the effect of lower average temperatures for a given period may have different effects on the frequency of large storms due to the variation of the temperature, rather than the magnitude itself. In a warmer climate the lowering of temperatures would produce less pressure gradient between different regions and tend to produce less strong storms, while in a regime of colder temps the sudden or local increase of temperatures (for whatever reason) would induce a period of intensified strong storms, even if it was not able to change world temperatures significantly.
      The most important forces that IMO could do this type of local changes in temperatures are the solar radiations, ocean oscillations and volcanic activity. The first “forcing” would agree with your citation that the intensified period of strong storms happened during the 2nd part of the LIA, when probably the radiation intensity was starting to increase again.
      I believe we should expect a period of lower intensity of storms worldwide, for some time, due to the lower intensity of solar radiations we’re having now. I think the relative calmness of this year’s season is not mere coincidence.
      For further analysis you may compare the above chart of wikipedia with the following one for world temps since 1850 (HadCRUT3)
      http://s90.photobucket.com/user/dhm1353/media/Climate%20Change/HadCRUT3.png.html
      Notice how the temperatures of 1960 to mid 1970’s have many negative spikes below -0.4. I believe that was caused more by low ocean temps than solar radiation themselves, but now we’re approaching a time when both the radiations and the ocean temperatures will be low, at the end of this decade.

    • PaddikJ says:

      Of course. As everyone but the climate pornographers seems to know, it’s the slope of the temperature gradient, not the temperature per se, that causes storms.

  8. Greg Locke says:

    Another problem is the darn “name inflation.” Our old friend Dr. Jeff Masters is crowing about how there have been five named storms already this year, and that’s way above average for this time of year. That is BS on several levels. As for being “above average”, North Atlantic ACE to date is less than half what is considered “normal'”right now. Three of the five “named” storms have simply dissipated over the open ocean. There is simply no way, I repeat no way, those “storms” would have named before NOAA started peering at the oceans 24/7 with sophisticated satellites.In short, there is nothing above normal about the 2013 season so far. Yet, whenever you read about it in the press, you will see a referecne to the fact that five storms have been named already, and, oh my god, it’s just a matter of time before we all die. I spit on these people and their hysteria inducing babble.

  9. gator69 says:

    Hurricanes are most definitely getting worse! They are now so lazy that they hardly ever even show up for duty, and when they do, they cannot even hit the broad side of a continent.

  10. gallopingcamel says:

    Obama should be praised for reducing the incidence and severity of hurricanes hitting the USA.

    Reducing the incidence and severity of debt should be a simple matter for such a powerful deity (demi-god?).

  11. Robert of Ottawa says:

    Hey NSA I don’t give a damn about your Obamaman.

  12. Robertv says:

    Great men still exist.

    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2013/08/1972-dolphins-obama-white-house/

    When the 1972 Miami Dolphins make their long-awaited visit to the White House on Tuesday, the team will be without three players, each of whom declined the invitation due to the politics of President Obama.

  13. minarchist says:

    For your amusement, a recap of a discussion I had with two Climate Clowns (CC) at HuffPO yesterday about hurricanes:

    NO MAJOR HURRICANE STRIKES IN 8 YEARS (LONGEST HIATUS RECORDED)

    CC: 8 years is meaningless

    THE CHART WAS 113 YEARS

    CC: We care about the whole globe
    CC: US is only 2% of Earth’s surface

    GLOBAL DATA ON HURRICANE ACTIVITY

    CC: But warming increases hurricane ‘intensity’
    CC: The planet is warming ‘fast’

    NO INCREASE IN HURRICANE INTENSITY
    https://monosnap.com/image/kWMA5tzQC6qJCBEpmBpvICeT0.png”

    NO STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT WARMING IN 15+ YEARS,

    CC: Not remotely statistically significant

    TREND NOT DIFFERENT FROM ZERO AT TWO SIGMA LEVEL; 0.094 ±0.122 °C/decade

    CC: You don’t know what statistically significant means

    CONTRARY TO PREDICTIONS AT 2 SIGMA LEVEL (NOAA Standard, 2008 )

    CC: Christian based science. Biblical view. Exxon Mobile, Heartland Institute, etc.

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