Climate change enthusiasts / religionists can point with certainty to the fact that the climate has changed and is continuing to change as it always has done since the beginning of recorded time and one suspects for an ion of time before this.
However, claims by climate change devotees making the case that the current spate of powerful Caribbean hurricanes has been caused by climate change are a bit more specious.
Hurricanes have been a fact of life every year for hundreds of years for those living in the Caribbean islands, and for those Americans living in the southern part of the nation.
In fact, despite the new cries about climate change affecting hurricane spawning and intensity, this year’s collection of hurricanes bears no resemblance to 2005 when 28 storms formed in the Caribbean or further east closer to the African continent.
In fact, there were 21 storms reported in 1933.
Also, in 2005, there were 4 category 4 storms reported. Three in 2004.
Three-year totals for most storms occurred in 2003, 2004, and 2005 when there were 57 reported hurricanes.
The previous record was made in 1886 – 1888 when 27 hurricanes were reported.
All these fact are reported on Hurricane.com.
The connection between climate change and destructive hurricanes is believed by many scientists and followers of the climate change literature and science to be caused by global warming.
The Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory insists An implication of the GFDL studies is that if the frequency of tropical cyclones remains the same over the coming century, a greenhouse-gas induced warming may lead to an increasing risk globally in the occurrence of highly destructive category-5 storms.
Explaining away the history of hurricanes and statistics which reveal more hurricanes in 1886 – 1888 than in most modern times causes science to part from common sense.
The environmentalists debate about our continues – and man’s place on this earth as its destroyer has never been more prominent.
What is man to do to survive?