The Heartland Institute’s Climate at a Glance website provides a powerful rebuttal to the establishment media’s attempt to exploit Hurricane Sally victims in the name of climate activism. As the media’s hurricane climate alarmism grows, be sure to get the facts – presented in a concise, compelling manner – at Climate at a Glance: Hurricanes.

Climate at a Glance: Hurricanes documents that real-world hurricane activity shows little or no impact from global warming. Even the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2018 “Interim Report” observes there is “only low confidence for the attribution of any detectable changes in tropical cyclone activity to anthropogenic influences.”

When the IPCC talks about low confidence in “any detectable changes,” that includes unsubstantiated speculation that global warming somehow made Hurricane Sally stall off the Louisiana/Mississippi Gulf Coast before coming ashore.

Climate at a Glance: Hurricanes documents that hurricane impacts on the United States are at an all-time low. The United States recently went more than a decade (2005 through 2017) without a major hurricane measuring Category 3 or higher, which is the longest such period in recorded history. The United States also recently experienced the fewest number of hurricane strikes in any eight-year period (2009 through 2017) in recorded history. And the Gulf of Mexico, from where Hurricane Sally came ashore, recently benefited from its longest hurricane-free period in recorded history (2013 through 2016).

If the establishment media choose to attack the scientific findings of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that there has been no detectable impact of global warming on hurricanes, the attacks should be to point out that hurricane activity is becoming less frequent and severe as the planet modestly warms.

James Taylor is Director of the Arthur B. Robinson Center for Climate and Environmental Policy at The Heartland Institute. Taylor is the former managing editor (2001-2014) of Environment & Climate News, a national monthly publication devoted to sound science and free-market environmentalism.

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