Skip to comments.Scientists say it's unfair to blame climate change for Sandy
Posted on 11/02/2012 6:58:37 PM PDT by neverdem
Climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer stood along the Hudson River and watched his research come to life as Hurricane Sandy blew through New York.
Sandy took an unprecedented sharp left turn into New Jersey. Usually storms keep heading north and turn east harmlessly out to sea. But a strong ridge of high pressure centred over Greenland blocked Sandy from going north or east, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University, an expert in how a warming Arctic affects extreme weather patterns, said recent warming in the Arctic may have played a role in enlarging or prolonging that high pressure area. But she cautioned it's not clear whether the warming really had that influence on Sandy.
While components of Sandy seem connected to global warming, "mostly it's natural, I'd say it's 80, 90 per cent natural," said Gerald North, a climate professor at Texas A&M University. "These things do happen, like the drought. It's a natural thing."...
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Barry and his New Yawk butt boy, Mickey Doomberg, have to blame SOMEBODY! Their Blame It On Bush thing has been played out.
Since when did that matter?
The way those two were talking, you could be forgiven for thinking they were about to roll out the “BLAME BP” bandwagon again.
Won’t faze libs in the least.
I remember a hurricane pattern study from several years ago. The gist of it was hurricanes have strike patterns that go through cycles of 50 years or so. We have been in a Gulf strike cycle for about that time and are (as per the study) entering an Atlantic seaboard strike cycle.
If this is what is happening the AGW folks will get absolutely rabid after several good whollops to the mid and upper atlantic coast.
Thanks for the link.
Windmills get built and storms explode! Seems clear to me that windmills are causing this weather.
Geeze you scientists sure are dumb not to believe what all my friends tell me to be true.
Full moon high tide at landfall made this less than Cat 1 storm the killer, not AGW...
...plus a much higher population density than 50 years ago, and people building their houses right up to the surf line.
80-90% natural? LOL, that means that God contributed 10-20%, God being the only supernatural being I’m aware of.
BTW, I’d like to see the math behind that claim since man contribution to co2 in the atmosphere is small and the major greenhouse gas by far is Hydrigen dioxide.
Agreed, totally... Built out to the edge of insane.
That wasn't the only feature.
Its central pressure was the lowest ever recorded for a storm north of North Carolina, breaking a record set by the devastating "Long Island Express" hurricane of 1938.The lower the pressure, then as night follows day, the greater the storm surge also.
I'd say you made those numbers up out of thin air and how does he keep his job? I thought Texas was a conservative state.
Things have been turning sharply left in New Jersey for decades.
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