This small article in Monday’s Waukesha Freeman, demonstrates the major problem many of us have with climate change science [Emphases throughout are mine].
Global warming isn’t to blame for the recent jump in hurricanes in the Atlantic, concludes a study by a prominent federal scientist whose position has shifted on the subject.
Not only that, warmer temperatures will actually reduce the number of hurricanes in the Atlantic and those making landfall, research meteorologist Tom Knutson reported in a study released Sunday.
In the past, Knutson has raised concerns about the effects of climate change on storms. His new paper has the potential to heat up a simmering debate among meteorologists about current and future effects of global warming in the Atlantic.
Ever since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, hurricanes have often been seen as a symbol of global warming’s wrath. Many climate change experts have tied the rise of hurricanes in recent years to global warming and hotter waters that fuel them.
Another group of experts, those who study hurricanes and who are more often skeptical about global warming, say there is no link. They attribute the recent increase to a natural multi-decade cycle.
A meteorologist who previously thought hurricane strength and frequency were increasing because of climate change, now has reversed course, since strength and frequency were not increasing, and says climate change will reduce them.
Such scholarly adeptness. Your theory doesn’t work so presto! (I thought of using whallah! but decided against it.) Change the anticipated results, but not the underlying reason. Brilliant.
And environmentalists wonder why we doubt the whole thing. They have only to look at the sloppy scientists who appear to be desperately trying to prove it.
Look, I’m willing to acknowledge that warming is taking place. In the face of good science, one that is willing to acknowledge that they don’t have all the facts yet, I may even accept that mankind is increasingly responsible.
But, to me, at this time, those in favor of climate change seem unwilling to accept any other explanation. And I react to that by becoming stubborn.
Sorry, it’s genetic.