Articles Tagged: hurricanes

Hurricanes, Katrina, and Facts

It was as predictable as sunrise that climate advocates would use the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina for propaganda purposes. And true to form, they did, including President Obama, even though he was asked by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal not to do so. Climate advocates use sea surface temperature increases to claim that hurricane activity […]

So, Fewer Hurricane Strikes are Bad, Too?

The Capital Weather Gang’s Jason Samenow has written that the record long hurricane drought is leading to a sense of complacency in a growing south Florida population. New building in hurricane-prone areas is at greater risk as unsuspecting residents are lulled into a false sense of security. But I would argue that, unless 9 year […]

3,264 Days Without a Major Hurricane Strike

Who would have predicted it? As of today (October 1) it’s been nearly 9 years since a major hurricane (Cat 3 or greater) has struck the U.S., the last being Wilma in October, 2005. Remember the 2005 hurricane season? Landfalling hurricanes right and left. Katrina! This was going to be the new normal in a […]

Will Congress Support the President’s Climate Resilience Fund? Slim and None with Slim being a Distant Second

There is no chance that this package, the Climate Resilience Fund, will pass Congress. As such, the President is not being serious with the Fund proposal. Federal government spending on climate change related matters has grown rapidly under the Obama administration and now totals more than $20 billion. Almost all of it is misguided. If […]

Spencer Discusses Extreme Weather & Typhoons

Institute Director Roy Spencer discusses the typhoon in the Philippines, links to climate change, and whether skeptical scientists deserve to be heard on national news reports. It’s a provocative conversation on CNN’s Piers Morgan show.

Hurricane Irene and Natural Disaster Fanaticism in the Climate Debate

Presidential politics have given media a new reason to cover climate change. By focusing on perceived differences on the issue among Republican candidates (ie Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, etc.), the most recent surge in news coverage misses a very important distinction. The question at hand is not what role human activity plays in […]

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