Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton spoke to supporters at the University of Southern Florida yesterday, blaming the disastrous effects of the recent hurricanes plaguing the gulf region on mankind’s irresponsible stewardship of the earth’s ecology.
“Another threat to our country is climate change. 2015 was the hottest year on record and the science is clear: it’s real, it’s wreaking havoc on communities across America. Last week’s hurricane was another reminder of the devastation that extreme weather can cause and I send my thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by Hermine. But, this is not the last one that’s going to hit Florida given what’s happening in the climate. […] If it affects people who lose their homes or their businesses that took a lifetime to build, it doesn’t matter to him. When it comes to protecting our country against natural disasters and the threat of climate change, once again, Donald Trump is totally unfit and unqualified to be our President.”
Not all agree with Clinton’s assessment of the situation. Dr. Philip Klotzbach, a research scientist in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University, sent out a tweet in September showing that global accumulated cyclone energy has actually decreased over the last thirty years (a stark contrast to Hillary Clinton’s climate change implication):
Global Accumulated Cyclone Energy shows a statistically insignificant downward trend since 1985. pic.twitter.com/TpW3HwIaxe
— Philip Klotzbach (@philklotzbach) 15. September 2016
It is important to note that researchers at the U.S. government’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have recorded an increase in the average global temperature over the past two centuries.
Dr. Craig Loehle, a research scientist for the National Council on Air and Stream Improvement has conducted several studies that have provided a markedly different outlook on the overall warming situation; contrasting with some of the popularly quoted climate advocacy groups (like the United Nations’ alarmist IPCC). His model, showing the global average temperature over the last two thousand years, provides much needed perspective concerning the alarmism that climate religionists are quite possibly falsely imposing on the global narrative; a narrative agenda that, if fully realized, would mean crushing new taxes and economic blight — but tons of new funding for special interest pet projects.
What do you think? Is mankind facilitating the doom of the planet through our collective industrial production and consumption? Is the latest increase in the global average temperature indicative of the earth’s regular long-term climate pattern? Let us know on Facebook or in the comments below.