'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'
"Climate distress is very difficult, if not impossible, to bear alone...The IPCC report is the bearer of alarming news for all on Earth. How can we best hear and respond to this alarm, caring for ourselves and others while mustering motivation and commitment for desperately needed action? The research of climate psychology tells us that rather than suppress or avoid our distress, we need to welcome it as a healthy response to the climate crisis. If we are not feeling some level of fear and grief, we are in denial. Acknowledging the myriad feelings of distress we have in response to climate breakdown is crucial for sustained action in response. Our feelings show us how much we care about our world, our communities, our lives and our loved ones. This caring is the basis for the action and change our world needs from us all right now.