August 01, 2006

Bush Briefed On Impact Of Global Warming On Hurricanes: No Consensus

Conclusion? There is no consensus:
Officials tracking the approach of the peak hurricane season told President Bush on Monday that data linking a series of devastating storms to global warming was inconclusive.

Eleven months after Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on the U.S. Gulf Coast and caused catastrophic flooding in New Orleans, Bush visited the National Hurricane Center in Florida, a state often battered by hurricanes.

Showing Bush the maps and other devices used to predict storms, Max Mayfield, the hurricane center's director, said one question he is asked often is whether the powerful hurricanes of the past few years, like Katrina, Rita and Wilma, were the result of the earth's warming.

A scientist at the center, Christopher Landsea, told Bush there was "not a consensus" linking the two.
This is one of the few MSM stories that accurately portrays the debate on "global warming" or "climate change" as unsettled--or more accurately not conclusively determined, as the environmentalists and Gorebots would have the public think.

This does not prove that global warming does not exist, just that the debate, documentation, analysis and scientific inquiry has not conclusively shown that not only is global warming occurring, but that it also is impacting the severity of hurricanes.

There is no consensus.


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