All one need to do to explode the memes that paid political activists Bill McKibben and Brad Johnson are pushing is to look at a history book. In this case, WeatherBELL’s Joe Bastardi points us to NOAA’s National Hurricane Center history book:
Joe says via Twitter:
Track of major hurricanes, 1951-1960..for the record: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/data/images/tracks/majors_1951_1960.jpg … How would you like that period (54-60) pic.twitter.com/mIfH8CGt
So what were those 6 IN TWO YEARS ( 5 majors)??? CAROL, EDNA, HAZEL, CONNIE,DIANE IONE, Nothing even CLOSE on east coast since then
Along the same lines of looking at history, what was the CO2 level then? The Keeling Curve tells us:
Looks like the CO2 level was less than 310ppm prior to 1958, when the data begins.
So here’s the question, if 350 ppm is the “safe” level as defined by activists Dr. James Hansen and Bill McKibben how did all those hurricanes happen back then?
Regarding the last question, we are only doomed if we continue to listen to opportunists like Bill McKibben that try to spin fear of climate (aka Tabloid Climatology) into every weather event now.
h/t to Tom Nelson
In related news, see why the sea floor geography increased the storm surge, as Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. explains:
New York City is particularly vulnerable to storm surge because of a geographic characteristic called the New York Bight.
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