Michael Mann: Nemo is to Global Warming like a slam dunk is to a lower net

“Michael Mann, a climatologist who directs the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University, compared a major storm like Nemo — or Hurricane Irene or Superstorm Sandy, for that matter — to a basketball slam-dunk with a lower net.”

“If you take the basketball court and raise it a foot, you’re going to see more slam-dunks,” Mann said. “Not every dunk is due to raising the floor, but you’ll start seeing them happen more often then they ought to.”

Read more at Huffington Post.


  1. If you raise a basketball courts floor a foot won’t the baskets also be raised a foot? What’s Micheal Mann’s degree in?

  2. Storms like this (and who decided it needed a name?) have been part of the news as long as I’ve been following the news. A windy, snowy event in New England in winter! What a surprise! The last time I remember this much noise about a snowstorm was January 1977 — you know, when it was being blamed on global cooling.

  3. The media conveniently leaves out the fact that humans are building structures in more risk prone coastal areas than in the past.


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