Over at the American Thinker, Marc Sheppard let’s the Goracle have it for his ghoulish opportunism in blaming the devastation in Burma on global warming.
Newsbusters’ Jeff Poor covered the NPR interview yesterday.
UPDATE: JunkScience’s Steve Milloy was on it, dishing some inconvenient facts:
Former vice president tells NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’ cyclone is example of ‘consequences that scientists have long predicted might be associated with continued global warming.’ (Jeff Poor, Business & Media Institute)
Warming? Really? Look at the toll from major Bay of Bengal cyclones 1961-70, when warming was definitely not on the agenda:
May 9, 1961 – BANGLADESH – About 12,500 people are killed in a cyclone with top wind speed of 161 kph (101 mph).
May 28, 1963 – BANGLADESH – Severe cyclone hits Chittagong coast in the night, destroying about 1 million homes, and killing more than 11,500 people.
Nov. 12, 1970 – BANGLADESH – The country’s deadliest cyclone destroys Chittagong and dozens of coastal villages, killing around 500,000 people.