'When the 2012 North Atlantic hurricane season starts on June 1,the U.S. will have gone a record 2,412 days since the last major hurricane with sustained winds of 111 mph or greater struck these shores'
But 7 years later, warmist Kerry Emanuel just remembered that 'Seven years is simply far too short to see global warming signals in U.S. landfalling hurricane statistics of any kind'
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?'
Analysis: 'Here's perhaps another reason for Emanuel to be 'ashamed': 'Emanuel apparently sits on the board of AlphaCat Fund, a subsidiary of Bermuda-based Validus Holdings, a property and casualty insurer'
'His wife, the Boston-born Susan Boyd-Bowman, actually surrendered her U.S. citizenship to become a UK citizen...Though she lists her primary residence as Lexington, MA, she only has a U.S. resident visa'
Motl: Kerry Emanuel 'may be the first member of his family who is superficially 'ashamed' to be an American but who has flagrant financial conflicts of interests that actually drive his dishonest claims about the climate' -- Emanuel's wife 'has been a real hardcore left-wing activist and she was just ashamed to be an American at least since the 1960s'
USA Today features warmist John Cook, Facebook advisor who claims: "One element of climate misinformation that seems to be particularly prominent on social media is culture war type posts that attempt to paint people concerned about climate change as belonging to some separate social group intent on impinging on people’s freedoms," Cook said. "This is a particularly damaging form of misinformation as it exacerbates public polarization on climate change, making progress more difficult."
Greenpeace co-founder Dr. Patrick Moore responds to USA Today: "We skeptics are responsible for the 'public polarization' about the climate? Who is using the word 'denier' as if we skeptics want to send the true believers to the gas chambers? They are the ones foaming at the mouth with doomsday language. We are basing our opinions and facts on historical data and sound science." ... "Since we began using fossil fuels and making cement, the long decline of CO2 over the millennia has miraculously been halted. There is no reason to believe that if we had not unintentionally reversed the downward trend in CO2 that all life on Earth would have been threatened with eventual extinction when CO2 fell below 150 ppm. We have returned a balance to the global carbon cycle. There is no reason to prevent this from continuing up to 800 ppm and beyond."
Larry Hamlin: NOAA published its global climate report for year end 2021 highlighting that its global temperature anomaly measurements showed 2021 being the sixth highest of its recorded measurements. NOAA’s global annual measurement for 2021 was 0.84 degrees C. ... NOAA has exaggerated the importance of both monthly and annual temperature anomaly changes with as small a difference as +0.01 degrees C as a basis for climbing “hottest temperature ever” hype as was done for the July 2021 temperature anomaly data even though the confidence level for this measurement is +/-0.19 degrees C as discussed in WUWT articles here and here. ...
In addition to NOAA’s global temperature anomaly decline since year end 2016, all other global temperature anomaly measurement systems used by climate scientists worldwide all show declining global temperature anomaly measurements during the period from 2016 through 2021 as shown in the graphs below for surface global temperature anomaly measurement systems from NASA GISS and UK Met Office and for satellite global temperature anomaly measurement systems from UAH and RSS respectively.
Jo Nova: Surprisingly, the World War I era temperatures are still changing. Mornings that seemed nippy at the time are now susceptible to frosts. Someone should warn the farmers — except they’re all dead. ... “The bureau has now remodeled the national temperature dataset three times in just nine years." ... Correcting thermometer records from 1913. ... Who knew all those old thermometers were so wrong?
The bureau said changes were made to 20 sites on the basis of statistical analysis. According to the bureau, statistical analysis is used to identify an abrupt warming or cooling at a particular site, relative to other sites in the region. ... The BOM refuses to tell us exactly how they do this — admitting that they can’t train anyone outside their sacred guild. Which reminds us of the old axiom, “if it can’t be replicated, it isn’t science”.
Yahoo News: The snowstorm that battered the South this weekend, leaving thousands without power, was likely exacerbated by climate change, according to leading climate scientists. ... "The storm that crippled the South has now made its way north, dumping up to a foot of snow in parts of the Northeast."
Jennifer Francis, senior scientist at Woodwell Climate Research Center in Massachusetts: “Climate change is causing the jet stream to take more of these southward dips and northward swings,” Francis said. Each southward dip causes a rebound with an adjacent northward swing. So extreme weather events like cold snaps and storms in one location can be accompanied by dry spells and heat waves somewhere else...Climate change also can lead to stronger snowstorms because of increased precipitation and ocean warming.