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No trend in severity of hurricanes since 1900
The U.S. main stream media gave the 2012 election to President Obama by pretending that Hurricane Sandy could have been the result of man-made global warming. If they had wanted to present the truth they would have pointed out that there has been no trend whatsoever in hurricane severity since 1900.
This point was made again on November 27 by Roger Pielke Jr., a professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Click here to read his blog entry and see his graph.
His graph includes a flat horizontal trend line which indicates that there has been no trend in hurricane intensity since 1900. He also points out, "The most recent five years have the lowest landfalling hurricane intensity of any five year period back to 1900."
I learned about Pielke's graph by reading Andrew Watt's blog. Thank you to Watts Up with That for presenting the climate stories that the main stream media ignore. I have learned from recent entries that the global warming experienced at the end of the 20th Century could have been caused by the increased solar activity during the second half of that century. I also learned from his blog that the current weak solar cycle could be a harbinger of colder climate starting in about five years.
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