Your Fault: ‘Climate Change’ Drives Storms Just Like Florence

This is what your tax dollars are paying for, and unhinged, anti-science piece at NPR by Rebecca Hersher, which is, quite frankly, the first major media piece linking Florence with Hotcoldwetdry

Climate Change Drives Bigger, Wetter Storms — Storms Like Florence

Hurricane Florence is moving relentlessly toward the Southeastern U.S. It’s a large, powerful cyclone that will likely bring storm surge and high winds to coastal communities.

But climate scientists say one of the biggest threats posed by Florence is rain.

“Freshwater flooding poses the greatest risk to life,” explains James Kossin, an atmospheric scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. And Florence could cause extensive freshwater flooding for two reasons. (snip)

If Florence stalls over the Southeast, it would be reminiscent of Hurricane Harvey, which spent days dumping rain on the Houston region last year. Some areas ended up with more than 60 inches, a catastrophic amount of water that shut down the entire region and resulted in at least 93 deaths.

Slow-moving storms like Harvey are getting more common. A study published earlier this year by Kossin found that tropical cyclones around the world have slowed down 10 percent in the last 70 years.

“We’re seeing that in every ocean basin except the northern Indian Ocean,” says Kossin, possibly because climate change is causing the wind currents that hurricanes ride to slow down. If Florence slows down and stalls when it hits land, it will the latest example of that trend.

Perhaps they could tell us what hurricanes did during the Little Ice Age, Medieval Warm Period, and other cool and warm Holocene periods for comparison, because that’s the way science works. But, this isn’t about science, it’s about fearmongering to get you to pay taxes/fees and give up your liberty to government

Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., says global warming also affects the size and intensity of storms like Florence.

“We have global warming, and so this actually makes these storm bigger and more intense,” he explains. Humans burn fossil fuels in our cars, our power plants and our airplanes, all of which release greenhouse gases which trap heat. Warmer oceans, especially, provide fuel for hurricanes in the form of evaporating moisture.

Blah blah blah, another prognostication. Again, remember that they were first claiming that the big 2005 season was the new normal. When hurricane activity dried up almost immediately, they claimed there would be fewer but more powerful. When that didn’t happen, they blamed ‘climate change’ for atmospheric conditions that killed off landfalling tropical systems. Then, when you had a few major hurricanes last year after a 12 year dearth, they went back to the above conspiracy theory.

Funny how, if the Warmists believe that fossil fuels are to blame, that they aren’t giving up their own use of them.

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