“With the unusual occurrence of Hurricane Alex as an out-of-season hurricane, there have been a couple of meteorologists stating to the media that manmade global warming helped to cause the hurricane. Such statements are not, in my opinion, factual.” National Hurricane Center science and operations officer Chris Landsea said in a Jan. 18, 2016. Landsea told CJR he was similarly disturbed by how strongly former vice president Al Gore linked Hurricane Matthew to climate change in October 2016. Gore’s claims made Landsea “cringe, because there’s some links but it’s much much more subtle than he is insinuating.”
Penn State University director of Earth System Science Center Michael Mann told CJR that just because a hurricane hasn’t been proven to be linked to climate change “doesn’t mean the connection doesn’t exist.” Waiting until after a formal study has been done to blame climate change is a “dangerous precedent to set,” Mann claimed. CJR failed to criticize that as promoting an agenda rather than science.
"It is not just droughts that are at or near record levels. On almost every measure of extreme weather, the data is not cooperating with the claims of the climate change campaigners. Tornadoes, floods, droughts, and hurricanes are failing to fit in with the global warming narrative."
Global Warming and Hurricanes - An Overview of Current Research Results - Has Global Warming Affected Hurricane or Tropical Cyclone Activity? - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/NOAA - Last Revised: Mar. 17, 2017
NOAA report: 'It is premature to conclude that human activities–and particularly greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming–have already had a detectable impact on Atlantic hurricane or global tropical cyclone activity.'