05 Sept (INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY) – Conventional wisdom, which is hardly conventional and rarely wise, says things happen in threes. What to make, then, of the three hits the global warming alarmist industry has suffered recently?
We’ve been told until Al Gore was green in the face that increased emissions of carbon dioxide were going to cause an increase in “dirty weather,” that we were going to get stronger and more frequent storms.
Nearly a year ago, Gore called Hurricane Sandy a “disturbing sign of things to come” and wrote on his website that “we must heed this warning and act quickly to solve the climate crisis.
“Dirty energy makes dirty weather,” he said, also claiming that “scientists tell us that if we do not reduce our emissions, these problems will only grow worse.”
Of course, none of his dire predictions has come to pass, even as atmospheric CO2 has hit 400 parts per million, a threshold that’s considered to be the gateway to a danger zone.
Two related news items, though, shine a disinfecting light on Gore’s toxic rhetoric:
One, the U.S., according to USA Today, “is seeing its quietest year for tornadoes in more than a decade.” USA Today also reports that “meteorologist Greg Forbes of the Weather Channel says 2013 is the third-quietest year, in records dating back to 1950.”
Two, Bloomberg News is reporting that there have been no Atlantic hurricanes through August for the first time in 11 years, though “predictions were for an above-normal season.”
The Northern Atlantic hurricane season ends Nov. 30, so there’s time for a grand finale of storms. But that’s unlikely. Matt Rogers, president of Commodity Weather Group, told Bloomberg that “if you don’t get your first hurricane by or before August, it’s extremely difficult to get those high storm counts, especially for hurricanes and major hurricanes.”
The third event that completes our triad is the story of an international team of activists that set out to raise awareness of global warming but ended up bumbling into a truth it can’t overcome.
“Climate change is transforming the Arctic and the world,” Kevin Vallely, lead rower of Mainstream Last First, told the Climate News Network in explaining his team’s effort.
“By traversing the Northwest Passage completely under human power in a rowboat, without sail or motor, the Mainstream Last First team will be able to demonstrate firsthand the dramatic effects climate change is having on our planet.”
Mainstream, of course, didn’t make it.
“Severe weather conditions hindered our early progress and now ice chokes the passage ahead,” Vallely wrote in the team’s final log. “Our ice router Victor has been very clear in what lies ahead.
“At many Eastern places of NWP, locals have not seen this type ice conditions. Residents of Resolute say 20 years have not seen anything like. It’s ice, ice and more ice. Larsen, Peel, Bellot, Regent and Barrow Strait are all choked. That is the only route to East. Already West Lancaster received -2C temperature expecting -7C on Tuesday with the snow.”
Vallely said the team was “disappointed” that it was “unable to reach” its intended destination, but failed to concede that his team was on a crackpot’s mission.
He assured all who cared to listen that “our message” — bringing “awareness to the pressing issues of climate change in the Arctic” — “remains unaffected.”
We predict there will soon be a fourth incident that contradicts the alarmists’ warnings. Then a fifth, then a sixth, then a seventh, then … .