Ten years ago this month, Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast. Scientists immediately blamed global warming, and NBC’s Brian Williams reported on imaginary dead bodies floating in one inch of water.
Kerry Emanuel of MIT announced that summer that more frequent and stronger hurricanes were the new normal due to global warming.
In fact, the past decade has been the quietest on record for US hurricanes, with no major hurricane strikes since 2005. Water temperatures in the North and tropical Atlantic have plummeted. This summer has been tied for the quietest hurricane season on record.
I had dinner last night with one of the few scientists who actually understands climate and hurricanes – Dr. Bill Gray of CSU. Here he is holding an official Al Gore $8 bill.
Al Gore cut off Dr. Gray’s funding 20 years ago, for being competent and telling the truth. Two traits which are not considered acceptable in climate science.