Planet Gore

Drought culprit: Not enough hurricanes?

Headlines trumpeting a drought crisis in the southeast United States this fall expose the absurdities of global warming paranoia. Green hysteria that blames every weather event on global warming has become commonplace, and journalists from The New York Times to the Augusta Chronicle have blamed the Southeast’s woes on man-made carbon dioxide.

 

Wrote the Chronicle: “Indeed, the drastic effects of global climate change intrude everywhere on our daily consciousness – from the serious drought that now threatens cities in the Southeast to. . . Category 5 hurricanes regularly battering coastlines.”

 

But, according to the AP stories that ran across the nation, the drought conditions are a result of “stifling summer heat and a drier-than-normal hurricane season.”

 

Complained a USA Today story: “With hurricane season nearing an end, no one expects relief before winter.”

 

Huh? We have a dearth of hurricanes?

 

But if global warming is causing drought, shouldn’t it also be creating more hurricanes that provide the precipitation necessary to quench the region’s thirst? Will we soon witness Nobel laureate Al Gore bemoaning the lack of global warming needed to induce hurricanes to relieve a Southeast parched by too much global warming?

 

The mind boggles.

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