August 12, 2006


Near-Normal 2006 Hurricane Season Blamed on Global Warming (ecoEnquirer)

As the surprisingly quiet 2006 Atlantic hurricane season continues on its near-normal track, some global warming watchers are wondering, where is the near-record hurricane season that was predicted as recently as only a few months ago?

With sea surface temperatures at about normal levels, and only 3 named tropical systems compared to 9 at this time last year, one might begin to question global warming theory.

Don't even go there.

According to award-winning Harvard global warming researcher, Prof. Simon Ivorytower, global warming theory predicts increases in all kinds of weather. "Not only does global warming theory predict more storms, more droughts, more floods, it also predicts more normal weather as well. This is what makes global warming theory so powerful…it can explain anything", Prof. Ivorytower told ecoEnquirer.
Sadly, like all good satire today it can barely compete with reality.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 12, 2006 11:29 PM

Clearly, "normal weather" should be added to the list of things caused by global warming:

And you're right; without the tell-tale "Dr. Ivorytower" giveaway, the statement could easily pass scrutiny as real.

Posted by: Just John at August 13, 2006 4:07 AM

Clearly, then, it is imperative to stop global warming so that we can have more severe hurricanes, and more death and destruction in coastal areas. It's what Gaia intended.

Quickly! Summon myy Learjet--there's not a moment to lose!

Posted by: Mike Morley at August 13, 2006 8:31 AM

Laugh if you will, you dumb theocons, but we rational scientific types know you can never be too careful.

Posted by: Peter B at August 13, 2006 10:06 AM

A tsunami in a tea cup?

Posted by: erp at August 13, 2006 11:01 AM

One feature of Lituya Bay and such places is that the the massive landslides and associated 500meter high waves are recurring events, and leave lots of evidence of those previous events. Switzerland has a detailed history going back a few thousand years, yet there's no records of any such events. Of course, that doesn't mean fear-mongers can try to tie the possibility to "global climatic change" and extract a few Swiss Francs from a compliant gov't. Beats having to get a real job.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at August 13, 2006 11:28 AM