Green on green violence: Politico smacks down 350.org's Bill McKibben

350.org founder Bill McKibben’s effort to link Hurricane Irene with global warming is so outrageous that even Politico called him on it.

McKibben wrote that,

Irene’s got a middle name, and it’s Global Warming.

But the generally gullible Politico pointed out that:

Not only is it impossible to tie any single hurricane to global warming, but researchers are also still fiercely debating whether the changing climate is making — or will make — tropical cyclones either stronger or more frequent.

Not only is it impossible to tie any single hurricane to global warming, but researchers are also still fiercely debating whether the changing climate is making — or will make — tropical cyclones either stronger or more frequent.

It’s also not even clear that hurricane seasons are getting worse over time, some researchers say. After all, New York City and Long Island have been hit by nine previous hurricanes from 1858 to 1991, according to NOAA records, including the disastrous 1938 storm known as the Long Island Express. And the deadliest hurricane in U.S. history struck 111 years ago — the 1900 storm that killed an estimated 8,000 people in Galveston, Texas

“I think the state of the science is such that you cannot link any singular event to global warming,” said Eric Blake, a hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center near Miami.

Besides, Blake added, “there’s nothing new about a hurricane hitting the Northeast” — even if it’s rarer than a storm that whacks Florida or the Gulf Coast.

On the other hand, some climate researchers say they do see signs of rising global temperatures behind the Atlantic basin’s increase in especially destructive hurricanes since the mid-1990s.

“I think the evidence is fairly compelling that we’re seeing a climate change signal in the Atlantic,” said Kerry Emanuel, a professor of atmospheric science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Citing other recent trends of extreme weather, including hailstorms and catastrophic tornadoes, “one begins to wonder, if you add all those up, maybe you are seeing a global warming effect.”

Still, Emanuel said, “I would be reluctant myself to say anything about global warming and Irene.” For one thing, he said, Irene hasn’t been an especially unusual hurricane.

Don’t take it too hard, Bill. There’s always another natural disaster around the corner.

4 thoughts on “Green on green violence: Politico smacks down 350.org's Bill McKibben”

  1. every week we see further proof of the Global Warming Agenda people cheating the public on how they manipulated the historical record. We’ve seen NASA and major universities who altered the reports on global warming or deliberately with hold peer reviews. When the bulk of significant information held by these prestigious universities withheld this information and the liberal MSM cooperated in promoting this eco-social activist agenda flags should have gone up and questions asked by government. Remember government used your tax dollars to fund these reports. Being that it may not have supported global warming all that grant money was spent on a “fail premise” that the earth was being destroyed by man made influences.

    People, it didn’t look good for the Climate Change people when the stuff you are professing is in fact false. So, what do good liars and cheats do best. Hide, withhold, attack your questioners. Do you notice how the science is now closed! Science is never closed, its always open to debate, always changing. But climate science according to global warming is over. Just ask Al Gore or David Suzuki. If you can get them to answer your question.
    Sorry, but the dying throws of the climate change agenda are being witnessed now. I really want to see this debated in the courts of law. Because a lot of good people lost their jobs because of well positioned eco-activists pushed an agenda using EPA rules and energy regulations to promote not an improvement in the environment but to push a political agenda using environmentalism as it’s tool of choice.

  2. McKibben wrote that,

    Irene’s got a middle name, and it’s Global Warming.

    Irene has a last name too. It’s Hoax

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