(Natural News) The devastating aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Florida is once again being exploited by the corporate-controlled media to falsely claim that man-made “climate change” is somehow responsible.
The claim is that hurricanes are becoming increasingly more common and deadly because the planet is “warming,” which we are told is due to things like fossil fuel use and meat eating. But is any of this true? (Related: Juan Cole, a history professor at the University of Michigan, said in 2019 that “inaction” on climate change will one day “literally sink” the entire state of Florida.)
The answer is of course not. But that has never once stopped the media from falsely attributing natural disasters to normal human activity, which is increasingly in the crosshairs of the globalists who want to erase all freedom and liberty under the guise of saving the planet.
The reality is that the number of landfalling hurricanes in the United States is decreasing, not increasing. Likewise, there has been no increase in the costs associated with hurricane damage as falsely claimed by the media.
“After adjusting for a likely under-count of hurricanes in the pre-satellite era there is essentially no long-term trend in hurricane counts,” says the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which actively tracks and compiles hurricane data.
“The evidence for an upward trend is even weaker if we look at U.S. landfalling hurricanes, which even show a slight negative trend beginning from 1900 or from the late 1800s.”
Do mainstream media reporters know they’re lying, or are they deceived, too?
It turns out that increasingly fewer hurricanes are striking America these days, based on NOAA data. Any claim to the contrary is a bald-faced lie, or at best a contortion of the data.
Financial Times (FT) is one of the fake news media outlets that falsely reported on an alleged increase in hurricanes due to global warming. The reality, though, is that the data (FT) used just shows improved hurricane detection due to satellites.
You see, back in the 1800s and early 1900s, there were no satellites orbiting the earth. This means that far fewer hurricanes were detected at the time, which framed in just the right way can make it seem like there are more hurricanes today than there were back then.
“What are the chances that FT reporter @Aime_Williams didn’t know this?” asked Dr. Michael Shellenberger, M.D., on Twitter. “I would guess close to zero.”
“It’s possible that @Aime_Williams was careless but I doubt it. I would bet good money that she read NOAA’s web site, which clearly warns that ‘there is essentially no long-term trend in hurricane counts,’ and chose to ignore it in order to sensationalize.”
What about the intensity of hurricanes today versus back then? The corporate-controlled media, including Aime Williams over at FT, are insistent that the hurricanes of today are much, much stronger.
Once again, Shellenberger debunks this by pointing to statements straight from the NOAA:
“… after adjusting for changes in observing capabilities (limited ship observations) in the pre-satellite era, there is no significant long-term trend (since the 1880s) in the proportion of hurricanes that become major hurricanes.”
“We conclude that the data do not provide compelling evidence for a substantial greenhouse warming-induced century-scale increase in: frequency of tropical storms, hurricanes, or major hurricanes, or in the proportion of hurricanes that become major hurricanes.”
There you have it, folks. The NOAA is debunking the climate alarmists by reassuring the public that hurricanes are pretty much the same today as they have always been, and may even be decreasing in prevalence.
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