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Mega-SuperStorm Sandy Endorses Obama, Cites War on Women ^ | November 5, 2012 | John Ransom

Posted on 11/05/2012 4:43:30 AM PST by Kaslin

Alternately referring to Hurricane Sandy as either a “superstorm” or a “megastorm” our friends at the Liberal Press Office have helped put Sandy in perspective by letting us know that this year’s meteorological winner of American Idol was spawned by global warming, intensified by rising ocean temperatures and sponsored by Big Oil.

Citing no actual scientific evidence- why use science when you believe SO strongly?- it’s apparent that the headlines used by the mainstream media to cover the post-Sandy ascendancy virtually wrote themselves well prior to Sandy’s gestation.

Megastorm Sandy injects climate into presidential vote, Agence France Presse

Is Hurricane Sandy the face of climate change? Yes, is the surprising (ha!) answer from UC Berkley’s Jayni Foley Hein, Executive Director, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment.

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath: Why Climate Change is the Key Issue for Millennial Voters, PolicyMic

Sandy Raises Questions About Climate And The Future, NPR

Hurricane Sandy: The Last Straw on Climate Change, says The Daily Beast’s Bill McKibben, with a subhead: “The deniers have been beaten by Sandy and other overwhelming evidence. The question now: what do we do?”

Quick: Let’s pass a human emissions tax. We can start with McKibben, because when there is stench, there’s greenhouse trapping gas.   

Settled Science! Hurry, supplies are limited, call now, operators are standing by, As Seen on TV! Superstorm Sandy Backs Barack, Cites War on Women!

Now to be fair to the Big Bird station, NPR only quoted one source in the story on Sandy and global warming. Mayor Bloomberg’s “climate science lead for the science policy team of the New York City Panel on Climate Change,” Radley Horton in an interview offered his own “proof”- sometimes known as an “opinion” outside of global warming circles- that global warming had an effect on Hurricane Sandy.

Yes, that is the journalistic equivalent of citing Bill Clinton on Bill Clinton, but the Iowa Electoral College vote’s REALLY important.

“It's difficult to know whether this year's rise in ocean temperatures was associated with climate change,” says NPR, “but Horton says that Hurricane Sandy moved over unusually warm waters in the North Atlantic.”

See, the scientists can’t actually PROVE their science, but that’s only because they are really great at speculating about it. Doesn’t implying their views very gravely to taxpayer supported journalists actually count as settled science?

"As the planet continues to warm, we expect ocean temperatures to go up," says Horton. "All things being equal, that does give a storm like Sandy more energy."

Well, at least he got the science right, right?

Naw. Science, facts, truth, justice? Those concepts are as old-fashioned as the American Way.

What matters is keeping the federal bureaucracy going and giving Obama a fighting chance in places like, Iowa, which suddenly has become a Super-Mega Battleground State.   

NOAA climate scientist Martin Hoerling said that the sea surface temperatures were actually insignificant in the case of Sandy, directly contradicting the “settled” science offered by Horton.

From the Environmental Editor at the Australian:

Dr Hoerling told US public radio in the aftermath of Sandy that ocean temperatures adjacent to the US eastern seaboard had been running several degrees higher than normal.

But he said the unusually warm waters were in areas where the background temperature was relatively cool. "So adding a few degrees Fahrenheit at that cool water temperature doesn't matter too much for the intensity of a hurricane," Dr Hoerling said.

The guys at the NOAA, although government employees, are the leading proponents for restoring science to the science of global warming. 

This isn’t the first time that Hoerling has debunked media claims that current weather events are due to global warming. There is very little evidence that links hurricanes, drought, tornadoes and other extreme events to global warming. There us actually quite a bit of evidence that extreme weather events have not been driven by global warming.   

Remember the droughts in Texas and Russia, which the climate scientists and assorted a.k.a.’s from the media declared was more “proof” that global warming was real?

Here’s Hoerling in the New York Times: “Published scientific studies on the Russian heat wave indicate this claim to be false. Our own study on the Texas heat wave and drought, submitted this week to the Journal of Climate, likewise shows that that event was not caused by human-induced climate change. These are not de novo events, but upon scientific scrutiny, one finds both the Russian and Texas extreme events to be part of the physics of what has driven variability in those regions over the past century. This is not to say that climate change didn’t contribute to those cases, but their intensity owes to natural, not human, causes.”   

And he concludes by quoting Dr. Harold Brooks in the New Scientist, who warns in an article concluding that there is no evidence to link tornadoes and global warming, against using local weather events as proof of global warming:

“Those who continue to talk in certain terms of how local weather extremes,” writes Brooks, “are the result of human climate change are failing to heed all the available evidence.”

Heedless? Climate scientists?


Iowa’s in play.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections

1 posted on 11/05/2012 4:43:34 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I think Christie helped alont

2 posted on 11/05/2012 4:44:50 AM PST by dalebert
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To: Kaslin

What? It wasn’t George Bush’s fault?

3 posted on 11/05/2012 4:47:39 AM PST by ripley
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To: Kaslin
MonsterMegaAtomicSuperstormicane and where's Obama?

4 posted on 11/05/2012 4:49:38 AM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Kaslin

Now there’s a nor’easter on the way. There was an earthquake in NJ yesterday. It seems that California has chronic issues with major fires and earthquakes. Flame on, but I’m having trouble drumming up a lot of sympathy for these people in heavy blue areas on the map. You vote to put a wretched Muslim Commie in charge, there might be consequences.

5 posted on 11/05/2012 5:00:20 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: Kaslin

Yup, the weather, it’s a political issue to people with peabrains.

Bad economy, dangerous world, and some people want to talk about the weather.

6 posted on 11/05/2012 5:13:25 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Kaslin

too much time talking about Libya when we already won that issue handily. It’s the economy, that should have filled most air time.

7 posted on 11/05/2012 5:25:13 AM PST by Homer1
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To: Kaslin

8 posted on 11/05/2012 5:48:38 AM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: MayflowerMadam

Blaming everyone in an entire “blue area” for putting 0bama in the office is stupid - Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Indiana all voted for 0bama and they are a lot of conservatives that are suffering through the aftermath of the storm - I know I was doing clean up on the south Shore of Long Island this past weekend, it is a disaster down there.

9 posted on 11/05/2012 6:10:25 AM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Kaslin

The fact that the storm was burdened with a woman’s name is evidence of the ongoing war on women by the scientific and meteorological community............right?!?!?

10 posted on 11/05/2012 6:22:48 AM PST by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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I invited flaming, so... thank you. “Stupid” is a little much, though.

11 posted on 11/05/2012 6:28:00 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: MayflowerMadam

ok, how does “not smart” work ?

12 posted on 11/05/2012 6:40:22 AM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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Right, everyone knows that THEY are most likely to live on the beach, river, inlet, lake, creek...< /sarc >

13 posted on 11/05/2012 7:16:44 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Kaslin
My belief about Sandy, the unprecedented swarm of deadly tornadoes that recently swept through America's heartland, and other natural disasters such as severe drought and forest fires is that those tragic disasters are just the beginning of God's warnings to the American people that He will not continue to bless the US with far more patience and tolerance of disobedience than He has ever extended to any other nation in history. I truly believe that unless we as a people return to Him and His inspired Holy Word for our society's moral and ethical laws and societal mores we are doomed to fall from our position as the greatest military and fiscal power to ever exist anywhere on planet Earth. If and when that happens, and it is well underway as I sit here and type, there will be no turning back the calendar and no hope for a return to our former position in the world unless the people return to the God of our fathers and His holy, inspired bible for the nation's guidance in every realm of public and private life. For starters I believe that laws against the murder of innocent unborn human beings and homosexual perversion should be judicially reinstated in every state, along with all former laws that are in accord with God's 10 commandments to His chosen people Israel but have been rescinded and repudiated by liberal activist judges and Justices over the span of my lifetime.

I don't see any part of what I believe is necessary to avoid God's judgment taking place, and I fully expect nothing less than an unprecedented stream of ever more severe natural disasters in many other areas of the nation. I'm afraid that because the people seem oblivious to what God is doing to warn us that He has had enough and is now in the process of making us an example to the rest of the world of what he requires of those nations and people who He chooses to bless and raise to world dominance, and what He demands of those nations in order for them to remain in that position.

That is my belief in regard to the natural disasters that have recently occurred in the nation, but I sincerely hope I'm wrong and that we as a people will voluntarily return to the Godly moral standards and devotion to the Christian God of our fathers that once prevailed in this nation. If the readers of this post agree with my assessment of our problems please join me in sincere, believing prayer for our nation and our children's future.

14 posted on 11/05/2012 8:07:03 AM PST by epow (The light of the world is Jesus the Christ)
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