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Friday, October 06, 2006

ONE FEWER THING TO WORRY ABOUT 

On the topic of global warming. . .

The 2005 hurricane season was really bad. Record 26 named storms, most major hurricanes ever, most storms in July, most category V storms, etc., etc. And of course there was Katrina, and (worse for us Floridians) Wilma.

You may recall that environmental types were quick to blame global warming. It was all highly dubious science, but this histrionic Boston Globe essay is typical ("The hurricane that struck Louisiana yesterday was nicknamed Katrina by the National Weather Service. Its real name is global warming...."). I didn’t see the damn thing (life is so short), but apparently Al Gore’s movie An Inconvenient Truth played up the Katrina thing to great rhetorical effect as well (see this sympathetic account). I mean, the poster for the movie shows a hurricane swirling from a factory smokestack!

So what do these schmoes make of the 2006 season? It’s been a complete breeze! It's October, and just nine named storms, only five of them hurricanes. None of them have been anywhere near major, none have had any significant impact on land.

I guess the globe cooled off this year.

1 Comments:

Forget global warming. I demand Congressional action to reign in these plummetting gas prices ...

By Blogger ELOISE, at 3:57 PM  

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