Here’s a story from yesterday’s Washington Times by Tom Carter entitled, “Gore’s ‘Truth’ splits hurricane scientists.” It lays out pretty well the debate between the global-warming-causes-more-severe-hurricanes crowd and the many scientists who just flat disagree. Unfortunately, the latter group isn’t featured on the cover of Time magazine or on CNN these days. No hysteria, no news. There’s this from the article:
“According to NOAA hurricane records going back into the mid-1800s, hurricanes come in cycles. There have been quiet periods, with less hurricane activity, followed every 25 to 40 years by active periods, that last about 25 years. The current active period began in 1995 and is expected to last another 10 to 15 years.”
It all depends on what base line you use, apparently — can show whatever you want. What is it Reagan used to say? There are lies, damned lies and statistics.
Just want you to be aware there’s another side to this story, and want to keep a brake on the mantra of “consensus” that’s being lazily repeated by folks unwilling to look for contrary points of view. The dissenting views are out there in droves.
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