Al Gore’s storm comment stirs Category 6 mini-flap

Politico reports:

In the interview, published Wednesday, Gore said that “the fingerprint of man-made global warming is all over” storms like hurricanes and other extreme weather events.

“The extreme events are more extreme. The hurricane scale used to be 1-5 and now they’re adding a 6,” he said, according to a transcript of the interview.

But Goldman — along with the Post’s own Capital Weather Gang blog — noted that nobody’s planning to add a Category 6 to the hurricane scale.
“There are no plans by the National Hurricane Center — the federal office responsible for categorizing storms — to create a new category,” Goldman wrote.

A National Weather Service spokesman said the same thing to the Capital Weather Gang: “No, we’re not pursuing any such change”…

his isn’t the first time that scientists have given Gore a slap on the wrist. When the documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” was released in 2006, some meteorologists pointed out that the hurricane on the movie poster was revolving clockwise — the wrong direction for a Northern Hemisphere tropical cyclone.
A Gore spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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5 thoughts on “Al Gore’s storm comment stirs Category 6 mini-flap”

  1. Al Gore has been off on everything in climate change except for predicting that humans would produce more CO2, which was like predicting the sun would rise in the east.
    Temps flat or declining, which began before his absurd film. The claim that CO2 pulls temperatures when his own chart shows that temps rise before CO2. Sea level rise slowing instead of rising. Extreme weather decreasing instead of increasing.

  2. Someone tell Al there’s no sign of any Atlantic hurricanes this season, and the hurricane season is about to hit its peak.

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