--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "shempmcgurk" 
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "uns_tressor" 
> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "shempmcgurk" 
> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > wrote:
> > > Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005 1:03 p.m. EDT
> > > Hurricane Center: Global Warming Equals Fewer Storms
> > > www.newsmax.com
> > >  
> > > Environmentalists who claim global warming has caused an 
> increase in 
> > > U.S. hurricane activity obviously haven't checked with the 
> National 
> > > Hurricane Center, which has kept statistics on major storms 
over 
> the 
> > > last 150 years.
> > > 
> > > That's probably because those statistics yield one inescapable 
> > > conclusion: If global warming has had any impact at all on 
> hurricane 
> > > activity, it's lessened - not increased - the frequency of 
major 
> > > hurricanes.
> > > 
> > > From 1901 till 1950 - when the U.S. economy was a fraction of 
> its 
> > > current size and fossil fuel consumption was next to nil - 
there 
> > > were 34 hurricanes rated at Catagory 3, 4 or 5 in size on the 
> Saffir 
> > > Simpson scale.
> > > 
> > > In the latter half of the twentieth century - when U.S. 
> > > manufacturing exploded, automobile use skyrocketed and rampant 
> > > consumerism was the order of the day, hurricane activity 
> actually 
> > > decreased by nearly 20 percent, declining to 28 Catagory 3-5 
> > > hurricanes from 1951 to 2000.
> > >  
> > > That's almost as low as the last five decades of the 19th 
> century - 
> > > when the overwhelming majority of Americans lived on farms, 
> manual 
> > > power was generated by watermills and cars had yet to be 
> invented. 
> > > From 1851 to 1900 there were 27 major hurricanes in the U.S. 
> > > The stunning numbers didn't faze ABC "This Week" host George 
> > > Stephanopoulos, who attempted to counter panelist George Will 
> when 
> > > Will raised the Hurricane Center's findings during Sunday's 
> > > broadcast.
> > > 
> > > "We're only half way through this decade, barely, and we've 
> already 
> > > got six very intense hurricanes," Stephanopoulos argued, as if 
> to 
> > > suggest that global warming's impact began in 2001.
> > 
> > We had a US hurricane expert on UK telly on Saturday
> > proposing this argument. He was asked if hurricanes
> > gained strength according to the sea temperature under
> > them. He said "Yes". He was asked if global warming 
> > has increased that sea temperature. He said "Yes".
> > He was then asked if this did not prove that global
> > warming was responsible for Rita gaining strength
> > in  the way that it did. He fell silent.
> > Uns.
> 
> 
> ...and there was that recent study in Switzerland that says that 
> global warming is causing the polar ice caps to melt...on Mars!
> 
> It is the sun that goes through periods of emitting greater heat 
> that may very well be responsible for global warming, NOT anything 
> we are doing here on Earth such as burning fossil fuels.

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