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Number Of US Hurricanes Reaches 30 Year Low

From the Daily Caller:

Number of hurricanes reaches 30-year low

By Michael Bastasch | March 20, 2014

The “hurricane drought” in the U.S. continues, as last year saw the lowest number of hurricanes since 1982, according to government storm data.

For the 2013 hurricane season — which runs from June 1st to November 30th — thirteen named storms formed in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. Only two of those storms reached hurricane strength, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The National Hurricane Center reports: “BASED ON THE 30-YEAR CLIMATOLOGY… THE AVERAGE LEVEL OF ACTIVITY IN THE BASIN IS 12 NAMED STORMS…6 HURRICANES…AND 3 MAJOR HURRICANES. FOR 2013…THE NUMBER OF NAMED STORMS WAS NEAR AVERAGE…BUT THE NUMBERS OF HURRICANES AND MAJOR HURRICANES WERE WELL BELOW AVERAGE.” (Capitalization in the original.)

The Center adds: “THERE WERE NO MAJOR HURRICANES IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC BASIN FOR THE FIRST  TIME SINCE 1994. AND THE NUMBER OF HURRICANES THIS YEAR WAS THE LOWEST SINCE 1982.”

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, environmental groups and the Obama administration pushed the notion that “extreme weather” events were evidence that global warming was happening and getting worse.

“We know that the extreme weather events that we’re seeing, the record wildfires, the record droughts, the extreme storms that we’re seeing, the hurricane that we saw with a 1,000-mile diameter that hit the eastern seaboard late October of last year, are precisely what scientists have said would be the cause of global warming and climate change,” Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club said on CNN.

President Barack Obama has even proposed creating a $1 billion “climate resiliency fund” to prepare local communities for the impacts of global warming — more droughts, floods, storms, and more…

In fact, Obama is still pushing for that fund and many similar measures. And he knows that he can count on the news media not reporting any news that would undercut his fear mongering.

And their fear-mongering never stops.

From the  Agence France Press:

Islands to visit now before rising sea levels bury them

They’re jewels of the oceans, small paradisiacal islands and atolls that rise up in the middle of the sea often developed for the pleasure of holidaymakers seeking tropical getaways. But they won’t last long.

Hyperbole? Not for the scientists who’ve been sounding the alarm for years on the dangers of rising sea levels; the locals who’ve already borne weather-related disasters on their islands; or the families who’ve already been uprooted from their homes and been relocated — the world’s first climate change refugees.

Last year, presidents and leaders of small island nations assembled before the United Nations pleading with the world’s most powerful nations to save their countries from the threat of extinction.  “We are disastrously off course,” said President Anote Tong of Kiribati, a string of 33 islands in the central Pacific Ocean about 4,000 km (2,500 miles) southwest of Hawaii.

Already, families on the Carteret Islands in the South Pacific have had to abandon their homes and be relocated to neighboring islands due to rising sea levels that have slowly swallowed parts of their island.

With World Water Day [sic] set for March 22, here’s a look at some tropical island destinations you may want to visit, before rising sea levels threaten to bury them forever.

Maldives
Seychelles
Marshall Islands
New Caledonia
French Polynesia
Palau
Kiribati
Cook Islands
Solomon Islands

And never mind that none of these islands are disappearing due to global warming. No more than Florida or any other coastline is disappearing.

In fact, if any of these islands’ sea levels is changing, it is more likely due to the fact that they are volcanic islands on the edge of tectonic plates. Which go up and down quite constantly.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, March 21st, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Number Of US Hurricanes Reaches 30 Year Low”

  1. Right of the People

    “climate resiliency fund” is that Obamaspeak for slush fund?

  2. yadayada

    “…. are precisely what scientists have said would be the cause of global warming and climate change,”

    so the extreme weather is the cause? I thought it was man made

    did the truth slip out without his teleprompter?

  3. canary

    With idiot scientists naming snow flurries after themselves this winter we will have to watch closer.
    Both, local and national news has stooped low in showing footage of old storms telling people to come back after the break to check on storm coming in.

    People will quit believing in weather reports which could be a good thing.

    • yadayada

      really, I’m not all that old, but it seems to me that weather is still just weather. cold in winter, warm in summer, rains in the spring. I don’t get why anyone with more than 2 brain cells rattling in their noggin would believe any of this global warming garbage. not enough rain? global warming. too much rain? global warming. too warm? global warming. too COLD? global WARMING! credible? (Loud buzzer!!!)
      is it that it’s too simple? I know some believers who think we deniers are the dumb ones. or we’re wacko conspiracy theorists.

      maybe all of these people over hyping seemingly normal weather is just today’s over-indulged hipsters trying to “find something meaningful” in their otherwise average lives. you know, the “I can truly make a difference. I can save the planet!” types.

      or maybe this way they have actual recorded evidence that “when we were young, we had to walk to school through heavy rains and hurricanes! through 3 ft of snow! up hill! both ways!”




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