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.