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DT Daily: Meteorologist takes time to correct Al Gore’s hyperbolic claim about hurricanes

Steve Burns September 17, 2018 26 No Comments


Why is it that storms bring out the absolute worst in climate change activists? The answer to that remains unclear, but additional pieces of evidence have emerged both in the runup and in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. The storm itself made enough an exclamation point about the devastation which is possible from Mother Nature, but that wasn’t enough for many activists.

Instead, many feel the need to put forth behavior that essentially attempts to say ‘hey, look at me dummy! I was right all along’ whenever a massive storm bears down. It’s disturbing and off putting behavior that does little to bolster their arguments, so we can only suppose that it’s somehow therapeutic for them.

Be that as it may, they were out in force for the latest massive storm, including perhaps the most famous climate change propagandist of them all, former Vice President Al Gore. While speaking at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, Gore shared some observations about Florence and another storm churning in the Pacific Ocean.

“This is the first time in history that two major storms are making landfall from the Atlantic and the Pacific simultaneously,” he cited.

Oh my, that certainly sounds ominous! Unfortunately for Gore, he had his facts wrong yet again. Meteorologist Ryan Maue was kind enough to hop on Twitter and clear up his confusion.

“Al Gore just (fraudulently) claimed without any evidence that we’ve never had hurricanes in both the Atlantic and Pacific making landfall at the same time,” he shared.

Yet another meteorologist, Roger A. Pielke Sr., has also taken umbrage with Gore’s claim, as he explained via email.

“Such statements show that he is not familiar with the history of tropical cyclone landfalls,” Pielke said.

Despite being exposed numerous times as little more than a modern day Chicken Little – and one who profits handsomely from his wild claims to boot – Gore still manages to garner attention with his gift for hyperbole and bluster. The captive audience at the climate change summit was treated to all kinds of bold proclamations from a man whose track record with predictions is so bad that it’s laughable.

“Even without the cyclonic storms, we’re putting so much heat into the oceans. We’re using the sky as an open sewer,” he said. “This is literally insane.”

Actually, what’s literally insane is that people not only still listen to Gore’s wild claims and treat them as gospel, but that there are actually people that will pay to hear him spout them off with abandon.

If those same folks would just wait another few years, Gore will be out with another documentary which lectures everyone about being bad boys and girls while he claims that the planet is going to explode or something any second now.

Read more: Washington Times

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