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Climate Change & Hurricanes

CNN claims that global warming is supercharging hurricanes, but scientific facts show that the frequency, intensity, and duration of hurricanes have been level for as far back in time as reliable data extends.


CNN show transcript: https://transcripts.cnn.com/show/cg/date/2022-04-15/segment/02

The study used by CNN is based on a computer model: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-29379-1

The academic serial work Flood Geomorphology (page ix) explains that “if the wrong equations are programmed” into a computer model, it will produce the “opposite of science”: https://www.wiley.com/en-us/Flood+Geomorphology-p-9780471625582

For as far back in time as reliable data extends, the global frequency, intensity, and duration of hurricanes have been level:

For as far back in time as reliable data extends, economic damages from hurricanes have been level when accounting for the fact that coastline development has been increasing dramatically for decades: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-018-0165-2

Some scientists have been claiming for more than 30 years that global warming was going to cause stronger hurricanes and host of other natural disasters that have not materialized:

Anecdotes can be highly deceitful: https://www.justfacts.com/racialissues#violence_blm_anecdotes

Science is the “systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained through observation and experimentation”: https://www.thefreedictionary.com/Science

A 2015 paper in the Journal of Hydrology examined rainfall measurements “made at nearly 1,000 stations located in 114 countries” and found “no significant global precipitation change from 1850 to present.” It also found that previous studies had analyzed shorter timeframes and found rainfall changes that some people had attributed to global warming, but those results were generally not statistically significant and “not entirely surprising given that precipitation varies considerably over time scales of decades.” https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022169415008744

A 2013 paper in the journal Theoretical and Applied Climatology found that contrary to “climate models,” actual observations “reveal no significant trend in the areas under drought over land in the past three decades.” The study did find increasing drought over land in the Southern Hemisphere, but the hemisphere is only 19% land, as opposed to 39% in the Northern Hemisphere:

Legendary physicist Richard Feynman was an extremely creative thinker who blazed new frontiers of science, but he was also a staunch advocate of the view that science must be grounded in practical reality. He expressed this by saying, “Experiment is the sole judge of scientific ‘truth’.”

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