New Warmist Claim: Hurricanes Are Slowing Down Because Of ‘Climate Change’ (scam)

This is how science works in Warmist World: something happens a little bit so it’s blamed/linked to Mankind’s output of greenhouse gases and Doom is proclaimed (via Watts Up With That?, which forgot to add a link to their excerpt, so, I’m using a different one)

Hurricanes Are Moving More Slowly, Which Means More Damage

Hurricanes are moving more slowly over both land and water, and that’s bad news for communities in their path.

In the past 70 years, tropical cyclones around the world have slowed down 10 percent, and in some regions of the world, the change has been even more significant, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature.

That means storms are spending more time hanging out, battering buildings with wind and dropping more rain.

“The slowdown over land is what’s really going to affect people,” says James Kossin, the author of the study and a tropical cyclone specialist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He points to Hurricane Harvey’s effect on Houston as an example of what slower storms can mean for cities.

This is basically repeated in the NY Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, and so forth. And they all yammer about Harvey, because, since it was such a slow moving storm (due to actual weather events, not climate), we’re all doomed.

The new research suggests slow-moving tropical storms such as Harvey are becoming more common because of global climate change. Climate change is causing the poles to become warmer, which in turn affects the atmospheric pressure. There is less and less difference in pressure between the poles and the tropics, and that causes the big currents of wind between the two areas to slow down.

It’s all your fault for driving a fossil fueled vehicle, using a clothes dryer, and not buying fairtrade lattes.

“This paper is very timely,” says Christina Patricola, a climate scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory who was not involved in the research. She says people who study hurricanes have traditionally focused on storm frequency and wind speed — but that rainfall is an increasingly important piece of the puzzle.

In other words, it’s released just in time to blame last season’s storms on Hotcoldwetdry. It’s always something with these people afterwards. First it was that big seasons like 2005 would be the new normal. Then, when major hurricane activity dried up almost immediately, we were told that they’d be less frequent but more powerful. When that didn’t happen, and even minor hurricane activity dried up, they blamed wind sheer caused by mankind’s carbon pollution. Then it was “superstorms like Sandy will be the new normal,” but, we haven’t had one since. Then it was claiming that hurricane activity will ramp up, knowing full well that there’s a cycle of storms. And then, after last years big season, they’ve forgotten the long dearth of landfalling major and minor hurricanes, and blamed Mankind, with this silliness following up.

And, even if true about speed reduction, they still can’t prove that you’re to blame for eating a delicious steak.

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One Response to “New Warmist Claim: Hurricanes Are Slowing Down Because Of ‘Climate Change’ (scam)”

  1. Professor Hale says:

    It makes sense. A hurricane that is slow moving spends more time gathering energy and releasing it over land.

    The good news is, that so far, climatologists have been striking out completely on hurricane predictions. So. Theoretically stronger hurricanes don’t matter. Only real ones count.

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