Hurricane Hysteria [Updated] | Power Line

This cartoon, from Watts Up With That, sums it up:

This cartoon, from Watts Up With That, sums it up:

From Powerline, with no comment,  because none is required.

The much-hyped Hurricane Matthew still hasn’t made landfall. It has been downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane as it makes its way up the Southeastern coast. It may yet do great damage here, as it already has in Haiti, but the disappointment in some quarters is palpable. Matthew had been hyped as the poster child for global warming, striking just in time to give Hillary Clinton a boost in Sunday’s debate. That plan likely will have to be shelved.

For the record, the U.S. is in the midst of the longest stretch in recorded history without being struck by a Category 3 or higher hurricane–more than ten years. Many expected that streak to be broken by Matthew, but it didn’t happen. There has been no increase in hurricanes either in the U.S., or throughout the North Atlantic, since 1880.

Still, there is no doubt that if Matthew had struck the U.S. as a Category 3 or 4 hurricane, we would have heard about nothing for days except global warming. […]

Global warming hysteria stopped having anything to do with science a long time ago. It is now 100% politics.

UPDATE: Roger Pielke has updated his chart to show how the current hurricane drought shatters all previous records, going back to 1900. The rising trend line means more days between Category 3+ hurricanes:

via Hurricane Hysteria [Updated] | Power Line

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6 Responses to Hurricane Hysteria [Updated] | Power Line

  1. the unit says:

    I’ve followed a weather blog for over 10 years, especially attentive during hurricane season. Been interested in such since ’48 when my family moved to the northern U.S coast along the Gulf of Mexico. Dad bought our beach front lot on U.S 90 from a lady who was ready to sell after the ’47 hurricane. It was called Millionaire’s Row back then. We were not millionaires but bought in at the right time.
    Anyway on the blog there are plenty who I can tell are so disappointed when a storm doesn’t become a hurricane, or when one turns north missing the U.S. Those turning out to the Atlantic are known as “fish storms.” And a season with no or few storms and hurricanes their disappointment and frustration is so evident.
    When conditions are good for an intensive hurricane their excitement and comments are so fervent that they are called “wish casters” and not weather forecasters. Hoping and wishing it comes our way.
    Nearly all the moderators and commentators are global warming believers or been brain washed I guess. It was a pretty good site until Weather Channel took it over a couple of years ago. Same weather folks in charge but toe the political line now. In fact a person is attacked if a comment is interpreted as against the propaganda.
    So yeah, there’s a whole lot of political wish casters on the scene these days.

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    • NEO says:

      That’s what I’ve noticed as well, they started getting my attention after being down in your neck of the woods on vacation after Camille – very strange seeing a freighter laying on the beach!

      So much of it is ratings driven hype now, that I pay little attention, same for tornadoes out here, if conditions are right – I simply watch the live radar and make my own decisions, worked OK, so far. 🙂

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      • the unit says:

        Keep it working that way. I finally moved to 133 ft. above sea level, which is good for along the coast. 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          Yep, sure beats millionaires row, don’t it? 🙂

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        • the unit says:

          Sure does! Hope the Hollywood millionaires and I think the athlete ones too keep their threat to move out of the USA if the eye of the mother of all elections don’t go their way. Their messages makes them phish casters. 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          Indeed so, and they’ll never have it as good, so they won’t leave, just whinge! 🙂

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