NOAA's Martin Hoerling rejects 'Frankenstorm' climate link: 'This is not some spell conjured upon us by great external forces....unless you believe in the monster flicks of Universal Studios fame!' -- Meteorologist Hoerling of NOAA: 'The immediate cause is most likely little more than the coincidental alignment of a tropical storm with an extratropical storm. Both frequent W. Atlantic in Oct....nothing unusual with that'
Martin Hoerling of NOAA on Sandy: 'As to underlying causes, neither the frequency of tropical or extratropical cyclones over N. Atlantic are projected to appreciably change due to climate change' -- U.S. Govt Scientist Hoerling: 'Nor have there been indications of a change in their statistical behavior over this region in recent decades'
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Climatologist Dr. Patrick Michaels on Sandy: 'It's also consistent with a planet with colder temperatures as well as one with warmer ones' -- Michaels: 'More important, events like this are inevitable on a planet that has an ocean with the geography of the Atlantic (meaning a Gulf Stream-like feature), a large north-south continent on its western margin without a transverse mountain range to inhibit the merger of tropical warmth with polar cold, and four seasons in the temperate latitudes'
Climate Depot Response: 'You can be sure that the 'Tabloid Climatologists' will pervert science and try to claim Sandy as some sort of 'proof' of man-made global warming. The 'new normal' for climate activists is there ever shifting claims as they morph the entire AGW argument to focus on extreme weather.'
Sandy called a 'climate twister'
Climate Depot Response: 'McKibben and other warmists are practicing a form of witchcraft. They are attempting to convince the public that check writing, SUVs and home energy use are causing bad weather. They are exploiting any weather event to promote their religious like cause and a storm like Sandy is shamelessly used to gin up fear.'
Warmist Chris Mooney: 'Did Climate Change Supersize Hurricane Sandy?' -- 'This will be perceived as a climate-change-related event by much of the public' -- Mooney: 'Weird, extreme weather makes people worry, makes them think the world is changing. They aren't wrong about that'
Climate Depot Response: 'The public is much more intelligent than Mooney believes. Since ancient times, mankind has always worried about extreme weather. These new 'Tabloid Climatology' claims by climate activists attempting to link any weather event to man-made global warming is disgusting'
A Modest Hurricane Proposal for Honoring Climate Change Deniers -- 'Because the odds of extreme weather conditions have increased due to man-made climate change' -- 'The explosion of climate-change deniers has given us a wealth of names to choose from. No more Dorians and Humbertos! Bring on Hurricane Lungren and Tropical Storm Milloy'
'The New Normal – Everything Is The Worst Ever': 'The gubermint tells us Irene, Isaac & Sandy are the worst storms ever. The 2012 drought was worst ever. 2012 is the hottest year ever' -- 'These claims are all completely true, assuming that time began two years ago and you have the IQ of a turnip'