If it's too cold, it's global warming. If it's too hot, it's global warming. If there are too many storms, it's global warming. If there are too few storms, well, the sudden change in the accuracy of the storm predictability must be due to global warming. Ugly Paris fashions? It must be global warming. Rage in the Arab street? Nope. That's a clever combination of George Bush, the Jews and global warming.
Back during the beginning of the season, you could see the spittle, forming at the corners of their mouths, as they insisted that last year's storm statistics were an Oracle, predicting our impending doom.
"Is this global warming? From now on will we see only active hurricane seasons? That's the big question," says Canadian weather guru Dave Phillips of Environment Canada.
While there is no scientific proof that the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is breeding more hurricanes, Phillips says global warming could be contributing to the unusual power of the big storms, like last year's Katrina.
"We are seeing stronger hurricanes - almost a 100 per cent increase in category fours and fives," he says.
Then we saw the testimony of actual weather experts. You know; the type of people that really analyze numbers, without steeping them in green hallucinogenic tea beforehand. Boring. They came out and predicted that the storm patterns were part of a cyclical pattern.
These cycles, called the tropical multi-decadal signal, typically last several decades (20 to 30 years or even longer). As a result, the North Atlantic experiences alternating decades long (20 to 30 year periods or even longer) of above normal or below normal hurricane seasons.
Once again, simple, easy to understand, patiently collected data was ruining that perfectly timed political synergy of Hollywood, Democrat has-been hysteria, a statistical peak in the weather and the comfort of being a cool, hip, environmentally sensitive Paul Revere, saving the planet from the raging, category five, racist, neocon storm.
Didn't they get Al Gore's memo?
Didn't they see the temper tantrum thrown by Katrina, smashing and drowning the planet in aromatic hydrocarbons, tax cuts for the rich and volatile hostility towards the poor and infirmed?
Of course, The NOAA folks were razed by the warming climate.
We predict that this year's hurricane season will be more like last year's, or worse: 28 named storms, 15 of them hurricanes and four of them Category 5 hurricanes. We can make this prediction because we are not motivated by a political agenda as is the leadership of NOAA.Yes, the NOAA folks are driven by an evil agenda. I am sure it was orchestrated by the same caustic cabal of corporate globalist apparatchiks that brought the 9/11 towers down with government drones and blamed it on Muslim terrorists.
Their agenda is to cover up the growing scientific evidence that links global warming to more destructive and more frequent Category 4 and 5 storms.
Yeah, that's the ticket. Then the NOAA team was criticized for being one-sided and closed-minded.
Last year NOAA put out misleading, one-sided information about the state of knowledge on the connection between global warming and increased hurricane intensity. That cannot be allowed to happen again this year. Climate Science Watch challenges the CCSP leadership to insist on credible government communications on this subject.Yeah. We never see that behavior coming from the chicken little crowd, do we?
Just look at the state of knowledge at the college campus, or the public schools or Wikipedia or Cannes or the UN. It is a gleeful fascist state of knowledge, willing to listen to all sides, then obliterate the unfashionable. After all, any opinion unwilling to endorse the collective guilt of western civilization, is a Sophist weed, corrupting the pristine garden of liberal thought.
Well, watch out. Another unforgivable barbarian horde of university number crunchers have stormed over the intellectual waters of the restless Rubicon, to raise their swords and challenge the entrenched warming fuzzy wisdom, by downgrading the prophecy, as testified in Big Gay Al's book of Rovelations.
MIAMI, Aug 3 (Reuters) - A noted hurricane research team on Thursday reduced its forecast for the Atlantic hurricane season but said it would still be above average with 15 tropical storms, seven of which would become hurricanes.
In May, the Colorado State University team formed by pioneer forecaster William Gray had predicted the 2006 season would bring 17 storms and that nine would become hurricanes.
By not prostrating themselves to the will of the enlightened consensus, these guys risk wrathful summary judgment by the Earth mother, Gaia.
You mean, yet another group is keeping Al's memo at arm's length?
Gasp. To be sure, the season is not over, so the bet is hedged.
"What occurs in June and July has very little correlation with what occurs later in the season," he said. "I have a bell I ring on Aug. 20, because that is the real start of the active season. For the next 50 or 60 days up until about Oct. 20, that is the active season. "One thing is for sure; It will be a stormy season. Stock up on candles, batteries and back issues of National Review. I predict a whopper moving in on or about the first tuesday in November.