The 9th annual conference comes during a time where ongoing wildfires are ripping through northern California, leaving at least 35 people dead across four counties. “All over the West we’re seeing these fires get much, much worse,” said Gore, theLas Vegas Sun reports. “The underlying cause is the heat.” In particular, he blamed the reliance on fossil fuels for allowing hurricanes to get as destructive as they have been. “The heart of it is that we still depend on fossil fuels,” he said.
Exorcist Don Antonio Mattatelli: “All natural disasters, such as hurricanes and earthquakes, demonstrate that the end of the world is coming It will not be the end of the world in general, but of this world yes. Natural phenomena so sudden and powerful shows that, there is no confidence in the future and we have come to an end of modernity”.
Flashback Gore: 'Every Night on the television news is like a nature hike through the book of revelations' - (UK Guardian - 4 min. into video) - Excerpt: "Mother nature is making these points very persuasively. Every Night on the television news is like a nature hike through the book of revelations. And people notice this, and they hear from from their parents and grandparents it didn't used to be this way. You know when their are record floods and record droughts and record wildfires and sea level rising when the streets of miami florida, some of them flooding during high tide, people can't fail to notice that."
Ambassador Ronald Sanders, Antigua and Barbuda’s ambassador to the U.S.: The global community must also stand up to climate change. “We believe climate change is here to stay — it’s a reality, despite all of the naysayers,” he says. “We know that these things have occurred as a result of the profligacy of the countries that are rich, and have abused the system. We, unfortunately, who contribute less than naught point naught percent of pollution of the world’s atmosphere, are the world’s greatest victims.”
Michael Mogil: "One must recognize that there has been a dramatic change in global observing and forecasting systems since the mid 19th century. In fact, it wasn’t until the latter part of the 1800’s that hurricane warning offices were established and it wasn’t until the mid 20th century before the National Hurricane Center was created. Hurricane hunter aircraft were not employed until the 1940’s and the first weather satellite didn’t arrive on the scene until 1960. Since 1960, satellite observation systems have evolved to be highly powerful, high frequency, and high resolution observing tools (Fig. 2). These satellites can now see entire ocean basins; in earlier years, point ship and island reports were all that meteorologists had available. To say that “There was likely undercounting pre-1960,” would be an understatement. The bottom line is that the data table and reference links offered by Eric Holthaus are misleading. Such data and associated statistics need to be viewed with a consistent (or at least a clearly stated discussion of the) data and how it was obtained. Apples must be compared to apples!
Roy Spencer’s e-book ‘Inevitable Disaster’ refutes link between global warming, hurricanes: Hurricane Harvey and Irma became the first two Category 4 hurricanes to strike the U.S. coast on the Atlantic side in the same year, based on 166 years of record-keeping, prompting warnings from Mr. Gore, Pope Francis, Leonardo DiCaprio and others about human-caused climate change. “This is an unusual time. Within the last two weeks, we have had two more record-breaking, climate-connected storms,” said Mr. Gore.
Mr. Spencer’s latest book challenges the oft-repeated assertion that this year’s powerful hurricane season is “what climate change looks like,” arguing that the storms are neither an aberration nor a result of rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. “This isn’t what human-caused climate change looks like,” Mr. Spencer said in the e-book. “It’s what weather looks like.”
Prof. Roger Pilke Jr.: "If you predict something bad will occur in 2080-2100 (worse hurricanes!) and you then claim see it in 2017 (Harvey, irma! Told you so!), that does not prove you “right” — it actually says your prediction is wildly off base."
"Efforts to convince the public or policy makers to drastically change energy policy based on hurricanes is a fool’s errand."
"Neither tropical cyclones globally, Atlantic hurricanes overall, US landfalls nor US normalized damage has gotten worse (that is more frequent or intense) over climate time scales. (Don’t take it from me, this is straight out of the IPCC and US government’s National Climate Assessment)"
Many storms were missed over the open ocean prior to hurricane hunter aircraft in 1944. Even then half of the Atlantic basin was not covered. Satellite coverage began to improve matters in 1966. But even then monitoring has considerably improved since 1966, particularly regarding short lived storms.
Contrary to popular myth, the year with most major hurricanes was not 2005, but 1950, when there were eight.
To have four, as we have so far had this year, is not in the slightest unusual. In fact, there have been 27 years on the record, when there has been four or more major hurricanes.
But are hurricanes getting more powerful?
Well, not according to the ACE index (1), which shows hurricane seasons in the past every bit as strong as the past couple of decades.