FORT COLLINS, Colo. Kerry Emanuel sparked a debate among his colleagues last year when he published a paper that linked global warming to the trend of increasingly stronger Atlantic Ocean hurricanes observed in recent decades.
In a study to be published soon, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology climatologist will make another bold claim: The cycling of hurricane activity from high to low, which some scientists have attributed to a natural cycle in global weather patterns, is in fact caused by the rise and fall of pollution released by humans.
Furthermore, Emanuel, along with Michael Mann of Pennsylvania State University, contend that the microscopic aerosol particles, which reflect sunlight and cool the atmosphere, have been masking the effect of global warming on Atlantic Ocean hurricanes for several decades. The researchers say that it is only in recent decades, as aerosol emissions from North America and Europe have declined due to clean air standards, that the full impact of greenhouse gas emissions on hurricane strength has been realized.
It can be easily refuted by anyone with a computer, internet connection and a search engine?
Look - The cycle of hurricanes has been charted rather extensively in the past century. Here's just one example of what you can find in ten seconds on the internet. On a list of the 30 deadliest hurricanes, we find the dates for the top five (in order) - 1900, 1928, 1919, 1938, 1935. The categories for those hurricanes (also in order) - 4, 4, 4, 3, 5. The three Cat. 5 hurricanes that hit the US in the last century came in 1935, 1969, and 1992 And note that the 1992 Cat. 5, (Hurricane Andrew) was reclassified as a Cat. 5 hurricane in 2002.
Now, this study came out in 2001, and tracks the hurricanes from 1900 to 2000, so there is missing data from the last six years. This Hurricane Tracking site puts Hurricane Katrina at #3 in the list of the US' most deadly hurricanes. But as an example of cycles, you can just look at the data that's been put out and glean that Kerry Emanuel the so-called scientist is pushing a bullshit piece of crap. It's a social agenda wrapped up in scientific trappings.
The more that people push "Global Warming" as the endtimes situation they crave it to be, the more holes get poked in the theory. And Global Warming is a theory, folks. I don't care what whacked out potheads and high school socialists try to say, IT'S JUST A THEORY, and a rather thin one at that.
Oh, and just for fun - since Kerry Emanuel the so-called scientist blames microscopic aerosol particles for all these nasty hurricanes, here's a quick history of the aerosol for you to look at. Compare the dates on that list with the dates of hurricanes anywhere else.
And do it, ya know, scientifically, and stuff.