Gore claims AGW made Typhoon Haiyan & Sandy worse: 'The ocean it passed over was 3°C warmer than usual, so it gained more energy and more water. The same went for Hurricane Sandy, which devastated the north-eastern coast of the United States. The oceans that fueled it were 5°C warmer than usual. This made the storms more devastating than they otherwise would have been.'
Reality Check: Scientists reject Haiyan AGW link
NOAA scientist Martin Hoerling debunks notion that warmer than average ocean temps made Sandy stronger:‘The unusually warm waters off Eastern Seaboard were however in areas where the background temperature is like 60 degrees Fahrenheit. So adding a few degrees Fahrenheit at that cool water temperature doesn’t matter too much for the intensity of a hurricane’
‘Extreme Weather Report 2012′: ‘Latest peer-reviewed studies, data & analyses undermine claims that current weather is ‘unprecedented’ or a ‘new normal’