Climate Change: The Hurricane Myth

Inform The Pundits!

NOAA: Hurricane Katrina was about the last major hurricane to make U.S. landfall nearly nine years ago

Austin, June 1, 2014 — Today, June 1st, marks the beginning of the 2014 hurricane season. It therefore seems appropriate to discuss the granddaddy of all “extreme weather” myths; the one that says human-caused global warming (AGW) is generating more intense hurricanes and in greater numbers.

The IPCC, the high priests of global warming theory, gave up that persistent myth back in 2007. It reinforced that conclusion again in the newest AR5 report released last September. It’s right there, plain as a cool Gulf Coast breeze, in Table SPM.1 on Page 5.

If this were 2005, AGW theorists would be right. The number of more intense hurricanes were increasing back then, but a lot has changed in nine years. It’s been 3,142 days since the last major hurricane made landfall in the…

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