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Global Warming’s Worst Year?

2006 has been a really bad year if you are that evil foe of mankind — Global Warming.  (Someone should make a cartoon character!)

First, early snows in the Midwest.  And now the news that the 2006 Atlantic Hurricane Season was a total dud. (h/t – Cake Or Death?)

Zero: The number of storms that formed in October, the first time since 2002 that no storms formed that month. Also, no Category 4 or 5 storms formed this year for the first time since 1997.

So what happened? Lots.

Storms were starved for fuel after ingesting masses of dry Saharan dust and air over the Atlantic Ocean. Scientists say the storm-snuffing dust was more abundant than usual this year.

In the season’s peak, storms were curving right like errant field goals. High pressure that normally hunkers near Bermuda shifted far eastward, and five storms rode the clockwise winds away from Florida.

Finally, a rapidly growing El Nino, a warming of water over the tropical Pacific Ocean, shifted winds high in the atmosphere southward. The winds left developing storms disheveled and unable to become organized.

As they say about the stock market: Past results are no indication of future performance.

Unless you are Al Gore and his band of Loony Liberals who have a lot of money riding on scaring the American public about every cloud and breeze that comes by each year.

Here is my key question:  If the over-active 2005 Hurricane Season, featuring Katrina, was Bush’s Fault…. does he get credit for the lack of storms in 2006?  Or is that Nancy Pelosi’s success?

Global Warming (with his black cape flowing behind):  And I would have ruined the Gulf Coast this year too… if it weren’t for you pesky kids!

-Bruce (GayPatriot)



  1. [Comment deleted.  This commenter has been repeatedly banned from this blog.]

    Comment by Anon1 — November 27, 2006 @ 4:14 pm - November 27, 2006

  2. Mhm.

    Personally, I think the Bush administration stance is eminently sound; that is, if Al Gore and his fellow leftists think China and India should be exempted from compliance with measures such as the Kyoto Protocol, then there’s no reason for the United States to be forced to comply.

    Furthermore, given that the baseline year of 1990 used for Kyoto allows Russia and other Eastern European states the same pollution levels they had under Communist rule, in which fuel efficiency and pollution controls were dirty words, it should be patently obvious to anyone that they’re getting the equivalent of a free pass — which translates to an advantage over the US for both Russia AND the European Union.

    Finally, and most ironically, the reason most European countries were so easily able to trade away rights is because, unlike the US, their enviro-whackos, i.e. Gore, have by and large been unable to prevent the widespread use of a current technology that can provide enormous amounts of energy with negligible greenhouse emissions — nuclear power.

    When one adds all those up, it should be obvious that the current hysteria over global warming has nothing to do with the planet itself; it has everything to do with other countries trying to manipulate the US into committing economic suicide.

    The Bush administration is smarter than that.

    Leftists like Al Gore and his fellow Democrats are not.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — November 27, 2006 @ 4:35 pm - November 27, 2006

  3. Bruce, you silly boi filled with turkey! Of course NancyP gets the credit for the lite hurricane season in the Atlantic… and N America’s increased resolve to fight off air pollution… and what promises to be a warm winter in the NE and Midwest… and she gets the credit for turning around all those greedy and misguided poor people who finally dys’ed Chavez-the-VeneLoon and told him to take his anti-American rhetoric and stick it.

    Were you knee high in all the fixins and stuffin’ not to note that the Dems are saying that’s what the election was all about –ending global warming, reducing air pollution, halting hurricanes, standing tall for American principles, a return to civility and honesty and transparency and order and accountability in govt? That latter one works great when the Dems call for a cut&run option and anyone says “I disagree”… the unwilling can be labeled as uncivil obstructionists. See how it works?

    Of course she gets the credit for a slow hurricane season and extra-mild winter (although the stats aren’t written yet on the latter)… she’ll also get the credit for a mild monsoon in the SW, good grazing lands in the West, no mudslides in CA, OR, and WA. BushCo should be rightly blamed for the wild fires, any seascoast erosion due to trouble in the Pacific, and for Iran, and for North Korea, and for a civil war in Iraq and finally, he should be blamed if NancyP’s next round of botoxs don’t take and the treatments leave her with a “criminally clownish” face.

    I’d think you would have had a moment to put down the drumstick and pay attention to the t-day machinations of NancyP and her band of merrie Dems. You gotta get with the SanFranPlan, man.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — November 27, 2006 @ 6:10 pm - November 27, 2006

  4. once again, your post is full of delusion. global warming is a serious issue which nearly 100% of the scientifc community knows is happening. at least your kind is consistent…evoltuion, why that’s just a >theory

    Comment by rightiswrong — November 27, 2006 @ 9:44 pm - November 27, 2006

  5. “Here is my key question: If the over-active 2005 Hurricane Season, featuring Katrina, was Bush’s Fault…. does he get credit for the lack of storms in 2006? Or is that Nancy Pelosi’s success?”

    Isn’t the question moot at best, since no one has ever blamed Bush for a hurricane? That would be a very silly claim and I’ve never seen anyone make it until now.

    Comment by sean — November 27, 2006 @ 10:08 pm - November 27, 2006

  6. Um Sean…. it was repeatedly stated by those on the American Left that Bush’s environmental policies directly led to Katrina. I only highlighted the comment made (in the link) by Robert Kennedy, Jr.

    But the “Bush’s Fault” was not only that he caused weather problems, but that he blew up the New Orleans levees.

    What rock were you living under when the MSM was covering Katrina and spouting these wild-eyed theories?

    Comment by Bruce (GayPatriot) — November 27, 2006 @ 10:27 pm - November 27, 2006

  7. This is just a political move by the democrats: The top secret weather making machines were turned off because the democrats won the election. dems turned off the huricane machine because they won.

    Comment by sandy — November 27, 2006 @ 10:37 pm - November 27, 2006

  8. Up until recently, I thought that Bush would not likely live to see what serious effects are in store for the planet as a result of global warming. Now, I’m pretty sure he will: climate change appears to be accelerating on a variety of fronts and we could easily witness disastrous consequences within two to three decades. No doubt then we’ll be treated to conservatives taking a page from Condi’s book and whining “I don’t think anybody could have predicted blah, blah, blah”

    Comment by Ian — November 28, 2006 @ 12:24 am - November 28, 2006

  9. Over at the AlGore TV News Network, former Veep Gore intones in a senatorian voice “In other news, Chicken Little got hit on the head with a piece of falling sky today. That proves global warming and climate change are only moments away from wiping us out like it did the dinosaurs.”

    I like it that the radical Left has learned “Fear!” sells –Bruce, remember all their finger-wagging at BushCo that he was trying to scare the voters with all those bogus terrorism threats? Their side has been doing it with global warming and climate change for years… and thanks for proving the case again Ian.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — November 28, 2006 @ 8:58 am - November 28, 2006

  10. And Bruce, shouldn’t we be calling all the climate change/global warming alarmists the new “enviroment fundamentalists”? It kind of fits –fanatical advocacy, single issue obsession, political zealotry and a functional incapacity to see any variation in the scientific evidence?

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — November 28, 2006 @ 9:06 am - November 28, 2006

  11. Does anyone have a link to an article that says the American Left blamed Bush for causing Katrina because of his environment policies. My recollection was that a lot of people, including many on the right, blamed Bush (and others) for their handling of the disaster.

    As for my personal view, it does appear that global warming is occurring, based on increased average temperatures in the past 100 or so years. What I don’t know is if this is natural or man-made. To me, it almost doesn’t matter. If the consequences are dire, then it seems prudent to take steps that will stem global warming, if that’s possible.

    Of course, you can’t use one year and one circumstance to prove that global warming is not occurring. Just as I can’t say that this nice balmy late November day in NJ proves that global warming is occurring.

    Comment by Pat — November 28, 2006 @ 11:39 am - November 28, 2006

  12. #11:

    What I don’t know is if this is natural or man-made.

    It’s not necessarily either/or. It could be both. The “greenhouse effect” due to a greenhouse gas like CO2 is established science and we know the levels of CO2 have been rising as we convert fossil fuel carbon sinks to CO2 by burning them for energy. The issue is how the complex interacting systems that produce our climate respond to the increased CO2 over and above the response to any natural fluctuation. Unfortunately, the response is almost certainly non-linear so large climate changes could be in store with what seems to be fairly small changes in the input parameters. Even Governor Arnold gets it but he’s the exception among the GOP. I personally believe we are beyond the point of no return in producing a drastically different world for future generations. By the time conservatives admit there’s a problem, there’ll be no remedy for many decades if not centuries.

    Comment by Ian — November 28, 2006 @ 1:25 pm - November 28, 2006

  13. Pat, try googling on “Katrina is Bush’s Fault”… I got over 14,000 hits. But for now, simply recall that the Left’s reverend Louis Farahkan offered that he had 1st hand testimony the Army was blowing up the levees… what a whack job.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — November 28, 2006 @ 2:34 pm - November 28, 2006

  14. “Personally, I think the Bush administration stance is eminently sound; that is, if Al Gore and his fellow leftists think China and India should be exempted from compliance with measures such as the Kyoto Protocol, then there’s no reason for the United States to be forced to comply.”

    True, though Bush really has nothing to do with Kyoto. The Senate does. And both a Democrat and a Republican Senate have unanimously voted it down.

    Comment by rightwingprof — November 28, 2006 @ 2:43 pm - November 28, 2006

  15. #6. Ummm….ummm……

    “he blew up the New Orleans levees”… Right. Serious liberals and people on the left were arguing such. Do you happen to know how I can buy a bridge?


    “What rock were you living under when the MSM was covering Katrina and spouting these wild-eyed theories?”

    The only wild-eyed theory I heard during the aftermath of the hurricaine was Bush’s thoery that Brownie was doing a heckuva job.


    Comment by sean — November 28, 2006 @ 6:48 pm - November 28, 2006

  16. sean, it was the Left’s very own voice of diversity, black self-actualization, and black power speaking that loonie-tune… he’s a Democrat, too.

    May I suggest you can suck an egg now?

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — November 28, 2006 @ 7:19 pm - November 28, 2006

  17. Hey Bruce, when you asked where sean was when the Left MSM and liberals were spouting all the “It’s Bush’s Fault” nonsense about Katrina… sean was busy getting his daily briefing from the ever-so emotive Anderson Cooper –the GayLeftBorg’s own newsreader.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — November 28, 2006 @ 7:22 pm - November 28, 2006

  18. “sean, it was the Left’s very own voice of diversity, black self-actualization, and black power speaking that loonie-tune… he’s a Democrat, too.”

    Who are you talking about? Please give me hints in Borgist Language (whatever the Borg is).

    And, seriously, George W. Bush is a Republican. Does that mean all Republicans are idiots? Does it mean that all Republicans share his views? (Obviously not, these days…)

    Finally, that you would even pay attention to some stupid line about Bush causing a natural storm, or if you want to change your point mid-way and pay attention to some stupid line about Bush blowing up levees (regardless of the fact that Farrakhan didn’t say that Bush did that, just that it was done), go ahead. But it speaks more about the people that give credence and attention to them than it even does from the insignificant people who originally make the statements. Then to claim that these particular people are “the Left’s very own voice” is pure bad faith.

    So I ask you again, who were “the Left MSM and liberals [who] were spouting all the ‘It’s Bush’s Fault’ nonsense about Katrina”? Who are all these people (plural)?

    And I hope you aren’t really conflating the occurence of a storm with the federal response in the aftermath. Then I would have to get into the game of capitalizing all sorts of words unnecessarily on here and tell you that you are really then arguing in Bad Faith.

    Comment by sean — November 28, 2006 @ 11:26 pm - November 28, 2006

  19. sean, already answered… learn to read and comprehend. I’m not the Democrat Party –I won’t do your thinking, learning or reading for you.

    Get it together and comprehend… or, you can google “It’s all Bush’s Fault Katrina” and spend some time reading for yourself.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — November 29, 2006 @ 9:24 am - November 29, 2006

  20. In major, long-lasting scientific controversies, there is invariably a missing element. In geophysics, the classic case is Alfred Wegener’s hypothesis of Continental Drift. Any child can see that Africa and South Anerica fit together, but until the early 1960s geophysicists rejected Wegener on the assumption that continental landmasses and sea-floors were geophysically identical. From 1964, however, deep-ocean probes established that in fact there was no resemblance– mid-ocean rifts, magnetic reversals required “plate tectonics”, and once the conventional assumption failed, Wegener indeed made perfect sense.

    In terms of “global warming”, the same scenario applies. Not only are we experiencing the rebound from a 450-year Little Ice Age (c. 1313 – 1880); not only is Earth entering the final stages of an 800-year weather (not climate) cycle driven by an annular ring of intra-solar dust (due to re-occur about 2110 – 2120); but from 2001, geophysicists have discovered that since the mid-Nineteenth Century undersea volcanism has substantially warmed oceans from the Arctic to the Pacific Rim.

    Warm water rises, then evaporates. Evaporation is a cooling process, akin to air-conditioning. At saturation points, evaporated moisture precipitates as rain in summer, snow in winter. Since Earth is currently past-due to end its current Interglacial Period –averaging some 10,000 to 12,000 years over the last 5 – 10 million years– we project that by 2115 if not before, a “Big Ice Age” will fall upon us as an Ocean Warming/Atmospheric Cooling phenomenon in combination with intra-solar and long-term climate-cycle effects.

    Glaciers do not “move South”. Some winter, ninety feet of snowfall will engulf (say) New York City. Summer will melt less than half, and the following winter will see ninety feet again. Compacted into ice, successive accumulations will reach miles-thick in decades, not melting for 120,000 years. The Gulf Stream will shift South overnight, rendering the Northern Hemisphere a frozen tundra desert from Gibralter through the Tarim Basin to the China Sea.

    Where will populations go? Straight up, to giant floating cities past the Moon, above the plane of the ecliptic. Unless you’re a disciple of Allah, that is, in which case you get your devout wish: You die.

    “Global Warming”? We should be so lucky! And when the axe falls, within a generation, the first voice you hear will be Al Gore’s, bleating out “I told you so.” Big Al genuflects before the Hockey Stick, an egregious, knowing fraud. He’s a Dean/Kerry type… why ask for more?

    Comment by John Blake — December 1, 2006 @ 9:09 am - December 1, 2006

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