Dr. Roy Spencer: 'The Hurricane Center Doesn’t Overestimate…But It Does Over-warn'
'Seldom does an actual anemometer (wind measuring device) on a tower measure anything close to what is reported as the maximum sustained winds. This is because there aren’t many anemometers with good exposure and the chances of the small patch of highest winds hitting an instrumented tower are pretty small. It also raises the legitimate question of whether maximum sustained winds should be focused on so much when hurricane intensity is reported. Media hype also exaggerates the problem. Even if the maximum sustained wind estimate was totally accurate, the area affected by it is typically quite small, yet most of the warned population is under the impression they, personally, are going to experience such extreme conditions.'
Mann: 'The one thing that every American voter can do to try to change that is to (a) vote in the upcoming election, and (b) vote CLIMATE, not just at the top of the ticket, but all the way down. The future of this planet could quite literally lie in the balance.'
'Arguably the single most critical issue facing human civilization today— is human-caused climate change'
WaPo: 'Trump could destroy the UN climate agreement with a stroke of a pen, and with it any hope that the world will keep the planet’s temperature within the boundaries scientists say are safe.'
WaPo: 'U.S. foot-dragging on warming would give other nations a pretext to avoid hard actions, too. The planet would warm more; the oceans would become more acidic; corals would bleach; sea levels would rise; deadly temperature extremes would get more frequent; species would die off; landscapes would change; shipyards would swamp; climate refugees would seek shelter.'
Climate Depot Note: 'The Washington Post seems to be saing a vote for Trump is a vote for bad weather! Can Hillary control the climate?!'