--- 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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