'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'
- 'Particulate aerosol pollution reductions...led to an increase in surface radiative forcing'
It has been assumed COVID lockdowns and their associated reductions in human CO2 emissions would be a “step in the right direction” with regard to climate change mitigation. But a new study finds the particulate (aerosol) pollution reductions from less industrial and transportation activity in Europe during the months of March to May (2020) actually led to an increase in surface radiative forcing ~65 times greater than from business-as-usual CO2 emissions.