METEOROLOGIST: A TIE FOR LEAST TROPICAL ACTIVITY GLOBALLY IN JUNE


By: - Climate DepotJune 16, 2009 7:52 PM

The below is guest post by AccuWeather ‘s Senior Long Range Forecaster Joe Bastardi. The original post is available (subscription) at AccuWeather.com’s Premium website.

THROUGH TODAY, AT LEAST A TIE FOR LEAST TROPICAL ACTIVITY GLOBALLY IN JUNE

By Joe Bastardi

Why? because there has been none in June so far anywhere. You can’t get any quieter. The Fact of OVERALL global tropical activity being down, down, down, continues. Heck of a way to run a global warming induced tropical apocalypse, eh?

Pretty interesting. I wonder if Al Gore is watching any of this.

I was thinking about this — with nine gross misstatements in his academy award winning movie, ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ ( actually if one wants to be cynical we can say there were nine convenient lies, but I am not cynical) if it turns out that all this global warming was wrong ( see how I give the benefit of the doubt)

Will Gore’s movie be looked at as the environmental equal of the 1930’s German film ” Triumph of the Will”? I mean think about it. The movie obviously has whipped a whole generation of believers into a frenzy so they won’t even look at the other side of the issue, and really distorted the overall picture with an impressive array of cinematic skill. Before one runs off and goes wild smearing me for bringing it up, I want you to think about the interesting parallels here, especially since the target of both films was to motivate a certain audience with the presentation of “fact” where “fact” was I the eye of the beholder.

Let’s remember, the Wilsonian utopia of uniting the world in a common cause…other than war, something peaceful, like combating an environmental calamity. It doesn’t take Plato to see a possible link in the philosophy here. Let’s remember at the time “Triumph of the Will” was made it was hailed as a great movie and there was a very different mindset as to what was going on in Europe ( mid 1930’s, Mussolini was the darling of the American media) and what actually happened later on.

Just food for thought, so don’t get bent out of shape, okay?