Friday, November 2nd 2012, 6:16 PM EDT
Photo-shopped images helped feed the frenzy.
In a mad rush to prove who can put out the most inane press release, various warm-mongers, news hacks and climate alarmists have gone on a predictable spree, trying to blame Hurricane Sandy and the resulting disaster in the US Northeast on CO2 levels. Who are these clowns? Even the IPCC issued a statement saying that global warming was not to blame. Have none of these empty headed blatherskites noticed that it has been more than seven years since a major hurricane struck the US, the longest such period since the Civil War? Evidently not, since they continue to spew unscientific twaddle and the news media continues to lap it up like a dog eating its own vomit.
Almost falling over each other to put out the most outrageous statement, the world's warmist agitators have filled the air waves, news papers and social media sites with an avalanche of anti-knowledge. Our friend Marc Morano, over at Climate Depot, has a sizable list of comments on both sides of this jerkfest. Here are a few examples:
•@ClimateSilence posted on twitter — #Sandy speaks: “All U can be sure of is that the climate of past 20 & more centuries is gone. I am part of new normal.”
•Warmist Mike Tidwell, the founder of Chesapeake Climate Action, reportedly said: “We are all from New Orleans now. Climate change...has made 100 million Americans virtually as vulnerable to catastrophe as victims of Hurricane Katrina were 7 years ago”
•Reported in The Hill, Meghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain said: “So are we still going to go with climate change not being real fellow republicans [sic]?”
•Even Al Gore crawled out from under his rock to blog that: “Scientists tell us that by continually dumping 90 million tons of global warming pollution into the atmosphere every single day, we are altering the environment in which all storms develop. As the oceans and atmosphere continue to warm, storms are becoming more energetic and powerful... Dirty energy makes dirty weather.”
This is the same type of hysterical, infectious ignorance that caused people to blame all sorts of misfortune on evil spirits, witches and anyone with different religious beliefs back in the Dark Ages. It is irrefutable proof that irrationality has infected climate science. Not content to report the reality of the situation, many “news” blogs turned to photo-shopped images—some obviously more believable than others.
But Sandy was something unprecedented, right? After all, all the news outlets said so! It was a “mega-storm” on FOX, “the storm of the century” on the Weather Channel, and “Frankenstorm” everywhere in between (there is nothing like a clever name to get a story repeated ad nauseum by the media, who have never had an original thought of their own). In fact, there have been many storms far more powerful than Sandy, which, by the time it hit the coast of the U.S. was barely a category 1 hurricane.
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