Who’s Surprised That Hurricane Lane Is Being Linked To ‘Climate Change’

It really is utterly unsurprising that members of the Cult of Climastrology would link Hurricane Lane to ‘climate change’: it’s what they do. But, look who we catch first


Holthaus is a massive roll.

There’s plenty of good material, some of which even blames volcanoes and earthquakes on anthropogenic climate change. And there are many articles, too, such as this one by Vox

The state of Hawaii is facing a rare threat: A Category 4 hurricane is moving toward it, with hurricane watches and warnings in effect for most of the islands.

Hawaii is no stranger to natural hazards like volcanic eruptions (remember Kilauea?). But due to high-pressure weather patterns over the central Pacific, and a lot of deep, cool water around the islands, tropical storms usually steer clear.

It’s unclear if the storm — which is currently howling with 155 mph winds — will just graze the islands as it approaches on Thursday, or if it will make landfall. It’s expected to weaken a bit over the next day, but will remain “a dangerous hurricane as it approaches the islands,” the National Weather Service warns.

In fact, only two hurricanes have hit Hawaii in modern history, Dot in 1959 and Iniki in 1992. Obviously, though, Lane is ‘climate change’

As CNN reports, a named storm passes within 60 miles of Hawaii every four years or so. But it’s also the case that the Pacific waters around the islands are about a degree Fahrenheit warmer than usual, which is helping to fuel Lane’s powerful wind speeds.

Scientists will have to do careful work to model whether this storm was made bigger and more powerful by climate change. We already know many storms are made wetter by climate change, and the science predicts that bigger and more powerful storms will become more frequent in the future.

This is the way many, many news outlets are positioning Lane. Skirting the edges, but planting the seeds that this is all your fault for eating that moo cow steak the other night.



She’s a disgrace to pirates.

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3 Responses to “Who’s Surprised That Hurricane Lane Is Being Linked To ‘Climate Change’”

  1. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    It’s like hurricanes have never ever hit Hawaii before, dude.



  2. formwiz says:

    Hurricane Lane?

    Sounds like a fighter in an old 30s mystery.

  3. McGehee says:

    Wait. Wasn’t it just last week we were being told climate change was why there are fewer hurricanes?

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