Thursday, March 13, 2008


Caught Up in the Wave

A big storm hit Great Britain this past 48 hours, including big waves like this near Lands' End. I hope everyone's OK. The NOAA recently officially disavowed any link between global warming and the severity of Atlantic hurricanes. (There is nothing in the U.S. hurricane damage record that indicates global warming has caused a significant increase in destruction along our coasts).

Apparently not everyone got the memo, however. As Anthony Watt points out, the current draft of the American Meteorological Society position statement on weather includes this:

The United States faces growing environmental challenges stemming from weather and climate impacts. Hurricane Katrina, the current East coast drought, the 2007 California wildfires, this winter’s storms, and other recent events are shaping nearly every aspect of American life. (Emphasis added).

Misinformation in support of the crisis de jure is as difficult to eradicate as crab grass.


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