Hansen: 'What we owe our kids on climate; - 'This warming is driving an increase in extreme weather, from heat waves and droughts to wildfires and stronger storms (though mistakenly expecting science to instantly document links to specific events misses the forest for the trees).'
Pielke Jr.: 'There is even evidence in our paper (see our Figure 2) that the period before 1970 saw more intense hurricane landfalls than the period since. Older data from the North Atlantic and Western North Pacific (which together represents 64% of all global intense landfalling hurricanes 1970-2010 and 69% of all hurricanes) indicates that landfalling intense hurricanes in these two basins occurred at a 40% higher rate from 1950-1969 than 1970-2010. There were 9 intense landfalls in 1964 and 1965 in just these two basins, which equals the global record for all basins post-1970.
Study 'finds climate models "project significant decreases in global total frequency of occurrence of tropical cyclones by approximately 6%–40%" over the 21st century. The paper corroborates many other peer-reviewed papers projecting a decrease of the frequency and intensity of tropical cyclones and hurricanes in the future. Multiple observational studies also find that tropical cyclones decrease with warming.'
'Carbon based energy is the moral choice. It is the most pro-human choice you can make. Carbon based economics have been one of the greatest liberators of mankind in the history of our planet. Life was nasty brutish and short....Carbon based energy allowed people to leave the dark ages and move into the modern age. Be proud of coal use, be proud of oil.'
'The greatest threat to your freedom since Germany and [The Soviet Union] are now long gone --is the agenda of the United Nations.'