On to the Next Disaster….

It was a really bad weekend for Global Warming Alarmists.  Hurricane Patricia, the “most powerful Hurricane ever recorded” came ashore between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo, and within hours was little more than a tropical depression limping across Central Mexico.  Being only 80 miles across, it didn’t need much room to completely miss major population centers, and trying to climb right up the Sierra Madre Occidental was the end of her.

So now, the warmists are 0 for 2.  Joaquin turned out to be a lot of rain.  Yes, a few people lost their lives because they were caught in flash flooding,  But the death toll barely rivaled an average weekend in Chicago, and the news media quickly lost interest.  Without lingering images of flooded neighborhoods, and with no Republican Administration in Washington to blame, the MSM has already moved on.  Joaquin?  What Joaquin?

Patricia was even more of a bust.  The body count so far from this latest “Global Warming Disaster” is hovering around ZERO.  That’s right, so far no deaths have been attributed to the storm.  So the media moves on.

With Hurricane Season quickly petering out, the Global Warming Conference in Paris next year looks to be a little thin of disasters.  Warmer, after all, is really better for everyone concerned.  The idea that we can keep the temperature from changing – even “limiting by legally binding agreements” how much warming takes place – is a ludicrous mania and a pipe dream!  If these people truly believed what they preach, the conference would be a VIRTUAL conference anyway.  I don’t believe they believe – let alone what I believe!

Hyping Joaquin!

The media are breathlessly waiting at this time to find out which way the wind will blow.  A few miles West, and Joaquin will turn into a major hurricane – possibly even category 4 – by the weekend and (they all hope) hit the Eastern Seaboard, bringing cataclysm and human suffering on a scale not seen since Hurricane Sandy combined with a Nor’easter over New York and New Jersey in 2012!  A few miles East, and Joaquin will be the disappointment of the week, and life will go on.

The truth is, even Sandy was only a Category 2 Hurricane when it hit the US.  No Category 4 or stronger hurricane has hit the East Coast since 2004 (Charlie), so this COULD be a major event coming.  Could be.  Maybe.  If.

Could Be! Maybe!  If!

I am not discounting the danger of a large storm.  But after 10 years of drought, even the potential for rain makes many a man stand up and take notice.  The media would be ecstatic if Joaquin makes it to Category 5 for landfall in North Carolina by Saturday!  Could this be another Katrina?

A Dash of Cold Water

Cyclonic activity in the world is not trending one way or another.  “Climate Change,” no matter what the alarmists may tell you, is not leading to an increase in strength, number, or duration of hurricane activity, and anyone linking this or any other storm to “Global Warming” is pulling your leg for political purposes.  For those of us 1,000 miles from the storm, this is just a “pay attention, be ready to help” moment.  For those on the coast – you get the great view of the ocean, you deal with hurricanes.  Get ready, and get over it.