Gore claims it was the first time in history two major storms from the Atlantic and Pacific made landfall at the same time. He was talking about Hurricane Florence, that hit North Carolina on Friday, and Super Typhoon Mangkhut, which hit the Philippines a few hours later on Saturday.
“This is the first time in history that two major storms are making landfall from the Atlantic and the Pacific simultaneously, and each recalls some of their predecessors,” Gore said Friday at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco.
That’s false. Cato Institute atmospheric scientist Ryan Maue was quick to call out Gore for making the false claim..."Al Gore just (fraudulently) claimed without any evidence that we've never had hurricanes in both the Atlantic and Pacific making landfall at same time," Maue said.
Dr. Roger Pielke Jr.: 'US landfalling hurricanes (overall & major) are down since 1900'
A study published in March looked at the trends in rainfall and flooding from tropical cyclones. The study did “not detect statistically significant trends in the magnitude or frequency of [tropical cyclone] floods.” ...
Likewise, the 2017 National Climate Assessment special report found, “[T]here is low confidence in attributing the extreme precipitation changes purely to anthropogenic forcing.”