Warmist Mark Hertsgaard in The Nation: "The victims of Hurricane Harvey have a murderer—and it’s not the storm...What makes this so infuriating is that it shouldn’t be happening. Experts have warned for decades that global warming would increase these sorts of weather extremes and that people would suffer and die if protective measures were not implemented."
"The first step toward justice is to call things by their true names. Murder is murder, whether the murderers admit it or not. Punish it as such, or we encourage more of the same."
"It is past time to call out Trump and all climate deniers for this crime against humanity. No more treating climate denial like an honest difference of opinion."
"When the president announced in June that he was withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate accord, I wrote in The Nation: 'To refuse to act against global warming is to condemn thousands of people to death and suffering today and millions more tomorrow. This is murder, even if Trump’s willful ignorance of climate science prevents him from seeing it.'"
"That judgment grows more apt with each passing day we don’t reverse course. Knowing what we know in 2017, expanding fossil-fuel production is like Big Tobacco continuing to addict people to its cancer sticks: technically legal but, in effect, premeditated murder."
Via Tony Heller at RealClimateSceince.com: "The NOAA/EPA graph is being touted by Democrats as proof that people who tell the truth about climate need to be jailed. It is intended to mislead people into believing that heavy rainfall events are due to your SUV."
The EPA graph itself is fraudulent. Had they extended their graph back to the start of records in 1895, the trend would have been the exact opposite.Cherry picking starting points of graphs is standard operating procedure.‘
Seth Borenstein: "There's a scientifically accepted method for determining if some wild weather event has the fingerprints of man-made climate change, and it involves intricate calculations. Those could take weeks or months to complete, and then even longer to be checked by other scientists. In general, though, climate scientists agree that future storms will dump much more rain than the same size storms did in the past."
Climate Depot Response: AP's Seth Borenstein claims there is some kind of arcane black box that finds fingerprint of man-made global warming! This coveted climate black box is only available to select few: Michael Mann, Michael Oppenheimer, Kerry Emanuel, Katharine Hayhoe, Kevin Trenberth, etc.
Note from Paul Homewood: "The rainfall from Harvey was the greatest from a single storm. However, this was just in one spot, as Harvey was stuck over Houston for a week. Other storms have dumped more rain, but spread over a wider area."
'We keep being told by climate alarmists that global warming is responsible for more intensive rainfall, the theory being that a warmer atmosphere can hold more moisture. Funny then that when we look at rainfall records across the US for all sorts of different timescales, we find none at all since 1981.'
"WHERE have all the cyclones gone?" - “The whole southern hemisphere is having one of its quietest cyclone seasons on record." - Dr Andrew Watkins the manager of climate prediction services at Australian Bureau of Meteorology. (Note: NOAA explains: "Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are all the same weather phenomenon; we just use different names for these storms in different places. In the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific, the term “hurricane” is used. The same type of disturbance in the Northwest Pacific is called a “typhoon” and “cyclones” occur in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean")
Aussie scientists perplexed by lack of cyclones - '2nd consecutive quiet season in Australian history'
“Everywhere is missing out. It may be there has been quite a change in the Indian Ocean, though, that said, at the start of the season there was no reason to believe the season would be particularly weak...We would have expected 11 or above and to only have three so far is fascinating...“We’re fascinated by why this season has been so benign.”
This year, on the other hand, the low numbers have blindsided them.