Horowitz: The hurricane hoax is being used to peddle climate fascism
An average number of hurricanes during the hurricane season is now recognized as a catastrophic consequence of the human-caused global warming myth of climate change. In the latest rendering of our fact-free political discourse, the fact that we’ve had fewer hurricanes over the last half century now equates to more hurricanes and is the result of your favorite SUV. Verifiable data points just don’t matter anymore, but that shouldn’t stop us from releasing them to debunk the new religion of scienceTM.
After failing to find a way to criticize Governor DeSantis’ extremely competent response to Hurricane Ian, the media sought to blame conservatives in general for the existence of hurricanes. From day one, they tried to trick an entire generation of youth into believing that a major hurricane making landfall in the tropics during hurricane season was somehow abnormal and heralded an ominous trend that will kill us unless we pay the ransom to Agenda 2030. This culminated in Biden’s press conference in Lee County, Florida on Wednesday. where he said “The only thing that has finally ended is the discussion about whether climate change exists or not.”
Well, he’s right that the weather is always changing. But now they want you to think that the first devastating Florida hurricane since Andrew in 1992 somehow indicates a trend, when in fact no such trend exists, let alone evidence that humans cause hurricanes. Unlike other anthropogenic global warming theories that rely on complicated and unverifiable theories, there is a finite number of hurricanes each year and it is fairly easy to calculate their total number, the number that have hit the US, and to count their intensity.
Even the global warming madmen NOAA issued a statement Recalling the obvious: “After accounting for a probable outnumber of hurricanes in the pre-satellite era,” NOAA wrote last week in a special statement on global warming and hurricanes, “there is essentially no long-term trend in the number of hurricanes.” The evidence for an upward trend is even weaker if we look at US landfall hurricanes, which show even a slightly negative trend from 1900 or late 19th century.” In fact, the agency forecast as much as 25% reduction in the total number of Atlantic hurricanes and tropical storms based on his ever-reliable computer models, which will then no doubt lead to the world blaming “climate change” for the absence of hurricanes.
Well, there sure are more hurricanes making landfalls, right? I mean, we hear about them on the news. Not at all. Despite the fact that South Florida juts precariously into the hurricane lane, Ian was only the sixth major hurricane to strike South Florida since 1965. As meteorologist Joe Bastardi notes, there have been 16 hits south of Tampa/Cape Canaveral in the past 50 years.
Indeed, with our hearts going out to residents of Southwest Florida, Floridians have largely escaped peril over the past several decades, particularly in the southeastern portion of the state, which has essentially not suffered a major cataclysmic blow since 1992.
In 2020 Forbes released Data from the last 50 years of global landfalls of hurricane-force tropical cyclones, based on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale used by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As anyone looking at the chart can clearly see, “The data has many ups and downs but no obvious trends.”
Well, what about the intensity? All this human global warming must be sweetening the rapid intensification of these storms, right? Wrong again! Meteorologist Chris Martz has compiled data from 1980 showing that there is absolutely no trend other than the reporting trend.
Martz also compiled the list of all 15 Cat 4/5 hurricanes that hit Florida, a pretty verifiable data point. Do you recognize the trend?
And overall, hurricanes have actually been hitting US shores less frequently in recent decades.
Well, surely the hurricanes must form earlier, giving them greater momentum? nope
What about tornadoes? Neither does that.
OK, these events have happened on and off since time began, but aren’t hurricanes getting more intense? Didn’t Washington Post Are you telling us that “climate change is rapidly fueling super hurricanes”? The New York Times warns that this is particularly a problem with Atlantic hurricanes. Again, even NOAA admits that this claim is a hoax:
“After accounting for changes in observational opportunities (limited ship observations) in the pre-satellite era, there is no significant long-term trend (since the 1880s) in the proportion of hurricanes that become major hurricanes.” For this reason, the NOAA paper concludes, “that historical Atlantic hurricane data at this time does not provide convincing evidence of a substantial century-scale increase in the frequency of tropical storms, hurricanes, or large hurricanes from greenhouse gas warming, or the fraction of hurricanes that are getting larger.”
Part of how the media gets away with the hurricane hoax is because the devastation from landfalling hurricanes is worse today, thanks to the accumulation of expensive buildings along our shores that weren’t there in previous generations. While the US population has grown 4.4 times since 1900, Florida’s coastal population has grown 68 times!
We can discuss politics related to shoreline construction and flood insurance, but it’s clear that the devastation caused by hurricanes has nothing to do with us raising cows for beef or driving SUVs. Put simply, the more people there are on earth and the more infrastructure that is built, the more costly any natural disaster becomes over time.
The global elites understand that most people have short attention spans. They use world catastrophes while having a captivated audience to create the illusion of scientific trends and try to retroactively implant them in people’s minds as if they were scientifically inevitable due to human behavior they dislike. Facts just don’t matter.
In the irony of all ironies, Gov. DeSantis was criticized by the media for not committing to a Ft. Myers-based evacuation when the computer models hit the mark further north just a day earlier. So, with a hurricane 12 hours away, the failed computer models couldn’t accurately predict where it would land and who would need to be evacuated. But somehow they can predict the global mean temperatures and weather phenomena for 100 years with certainty and also know the exact cause and the necessary measures.
Unfortunately, as we face the same inevitable baseline of natural disasters we’ve always had, with no way to stop them, the climate fascists will deprive us of the energy resources that allow people to better weather drought, heat, cold and more Storms leave us sources of energy that are dangerous and vulnerable in times of danger.
https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-hurricane-hoax-climate-fascism Horowitz: The hurricane hoax is being used to peddle climate fascism