Remember Al Gore? He assured us that the scientific "consensus" was that global warming was increasing the size and frequency of hurricanes. He blamed Bush, of course, for Katrina, saying that failure to ratify the Kyoto accords was the reason that New Orleans was devastated. "Scientists" backed him up.
But then a funny thing happened. The hurricanes stopped coming. With each succeeding year there were fewer major storms.
Of course, the climate "scientists" didn't miss a beat. Now they tell us that global warming prevents hurricanes.
Following in the footsteps of an earlier study, government scientists on Tuesday said warmer oceans should translate to fewer Atlantic hurricanes striking the United States.
The reason: As sea surface temperatures warm globally, sustained vertical wind shear increases. Wind shear makes it difficult for storms to form and grow.
"Using data extending back to the middle 19th century, we found a gentle decrease in the trend of U.S. landfalling hurricanes when the global ocean is warmed up," Chunzai Wang, a physical oceanographer and climate scientist with NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory in Miami, said in a prepared statement.Riiiiiiiiight!
Read it here.
Why should we pay any attention to these guys? I'll tell you why! Because well-intentioned fools like Sen. McCain believe what they say and have endorsed Al Gore's hysterical claptrap. One more very, very good reason to oppose McCain's candidacy.