Curry: 'There is no evidence even of a trend in most extreme events; attributing any trend to AGW is extremely difficult. We can say that it is possible that global warming will make extreme weather events worse, but the evidence is theoretical. Bottom line is that RP Jr took a very defensible position in his essay.'
Reality Check: 'The US hasn't had a major hurricane since 2005, the longest period on record. The four worst decades for major hurricanes in the US were the 1890s, the 1930s, the 1940s, and the 1950s. Like most alarmists, Kerry Emanuel has no idea what he is talking about, yet he is not afraid to shoot his mouth off and spread misinformation'
IN THE EYE OF THE $TORM: 'In February last year, Dr Emanuel was playing the same 'Republican scientist who believes in global warming' message in a radio interview for NPR. He brought in the usual mantras about the tobacco industry and a campaign of disinformation funded by vested interests, but failed to mention his own vested interest in the disaster insurance business'
Rebuttal to Emanuel: 'Emanuel should have disclosed his various insurance company connections (all of them), and at least permit the Nature editors to decide the matter. Are we really to believe that the 'board has not discussed climate change,' especially with the alarmist Emanuel sitting on it?'
Emanuel's study finds 'Climate change is predicted to increase the frequency of high-intensity storms in selected ocean basins depending on the climate model' -- 'So will this be an excuse for the insurance companies Emanuel is affiliated with to raise their rates? Note that the study's fine print reveals: 'The authors declare no competing financial interests' -- 'But shouldn't Emanuel's affiliations be disclosed so readers can make up their own minds?'