Scientist proves conservatism and belief in climate change aren’t incompatible
MIT professor Kerry Emanuel is among a rare breed of conservative scientists who are sounding the alarm for climate change and criticizing Republicans’ ‘agenda of denial‘ and ‘anti-science stance.’
Not touching this one with a ten-foot pole — just wondering what the motivation is for yet another Emanuel article, which get more and more political. Enjoy the article written by Neela Banerjee, Washington Bureau, with character witness Michael Mann. Article Links to the LA Times.
Update more about hurricanes: The Team at RealClimate can’t score on an empty net and are being disingenuous about the “global tropical cyclone record lows”. Let me help them: their colleague Dr. Emanuel produced a 2005 Nature paper and used a metric called Power Dissipation, which is analogous to ACE. I use ACE — I could have used Power Dissipation. The data is publicly available, and I am simply updating Emanuel’s work. Also, this work is already published back in 2009 for the Northern Hemisphere, when the global ACE was tanking. See Maue (2009), but then again, why bother with that peer-reviewed literature.
Fact: 2010 produced the fewest Tropical Cyclones globally on record — and it has NOTHING to do with global warming. The Team only can look at the Atlantic — but did they talk about 2009 being one of the quietest seasons on record?
[Follow up note to Ryan: RC’s apology really doesn’t matter, since nobody is paying attention to them anymore anyway, see below – Anthony]