I was reading this other blog and came across a post the author wrote regarding climate change. She wrote a list of the complications caused by climate change, or a warming planet. I stopped after I read the first one on the list, and came here.
Number one on her list was this: "Warmer temperatures can generate extreme weather and increase natural disasters like Katrina that endanger the food and water supply and disease control."
That's the thing about liberals, is that they are too ready to believe every single new idea that is released by a media outlet that supports the THEORY of global warming. And, since a majority in the media are liberals, there are few attempts to refute these claims, and anyone who does is called a moron, or at least thought to be a moron.
In fact, Hurricane Katrina was a perfect example of this, as after the Hurricane hit George Bush was blamed for it because he didn't do enough to combat global warming.
The National Hurricane Center’s own website notes that the average number of yearly hurricanes per decade has neither increased nor decreased since 1900. Tropicalweather.net makes a similar claim.
Likewise, the greatest spike in this average came in the 1940s during a period of global cooling, and the greatest decrease in the 1990s during a period of global warming.
Or, to put it another way, the average number of major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5) per year from 1930 to 1950 was nine. (A period of global cooling was from 1945 to 1970.)
Today the average number of yearly major hurricanes is three.
Furthermore, according to an editorial, "Gore In The Balance," Investor’s Business Daily, September 16, 2005:
"Nor are hurricanes intensifying in strength. According to the United Nations Environment Program of the World Meteorological organization: ’Reliable data... since the 1940s indicate that the peak strength of the strongest hurricanes has not changed, and the mean maximum intensity of all hurricanes has decreased.’"
Likewise, as reported in "Hurricanes aren’t Caused by Global Warming but Political Hot Air Is," H. Sterling Burnett, Human Events, Sept 9, 2005:
"At the 27th annual National Hurricane Conference University of Colorado atmospheric scientist, Dr. William Gray, explained that nature is responsible for hurricane cycles, not humans. Periodically changing ocean circulation patterns, he explained, led to the cycle of increasing hurricane activity that the world is currently experiencing. 2004s above average hurricane season was part of a completely natural and normal cycle that scientists have monitored for more than 100 years. In fact, for about the past 25 years there has been a relative lull in hurricane activity in the U.S."
These are just a few statistics that don't necessarily disprove the theory of global warming (which hasn't been proven yet by the way), but do disprove the theory that warmer temperatures cause bad weather.
It's easy to join the majority and believe every theory that supports the THEORY of global warming, but it takes a wise person to stay open minded and consider the facts.