Just when you thought the whole global warming-hurricane link had been thoroughly debunked, up pops alarmism advocate CNN (Communist News Network) to prop up the fart cloud. Please read the previous post where we talked about this year's REALLY SLOW season compared to (once again) inaccurate predictions.
The point is to keep making each hurricane season seem "unusual" to tie it into the overall theory of climate change, and we know that Al Gore and his cult followers really buy into this link, which has been debunked by NOAA.
CNN, predictably, chooses to highlight certain facts and omit others (omission bias). For instance, they say that this was the fourth busiest season since 1944. My follow-up questions: How spread out were those four seasons? What about the seasons prior to 1944? Costs? Yes, hurricane damage in terms of dollars is greater today (even when adjusted for inflation) because there are more people and greater densities of people living in coastal areas.
Hurricane damage IS NOT GREATER because of manmade climate change.
Hmmm? Hello, CNN? Hmmm?
(CNN) -- The 2008 Atlantic hurricane season ended Sunday, marking the finish of one of the busiest and costliest hurricane seasons ever.
Sherrie Hoppal cleans out her Texas home that was flooded by Hurricane Ike in September.
The damage caused by this year's Atlantic hurricanes is estimated at $54 billion, according to the National Climatic Data Center. That's second in recorded history only to 2005, the year Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the Gulf Coast. The total that year was an estimated $128 billion.