Wild Claims In Wake of Hurricane Florence…And The Media Bad Weather Exaggeration Awards

Scroll down to see some Media Bad Weather Exaggeration Award winners…

In the wake of Florence, climate ambulance chasers have been making wild exaggerations and claims.

WaPo Weirding

For example, the Washington Post editorial board claimed President Trump and climate change deniers were “complicit” in Florence because they play down humans role in increasing the risks our obstruction of addressing those risks.

Of course this is just the latest pathetic effort to criminalize climate science dissenters.

CNN fake news again

Meanwhile CNN even claimed there’s been a 40% increase in extreme storms since 1950, hat-tip Ryan Maue, who commented:

In a nutshell, climate alarmists will say anything, no matter how absurd, to make the junk science look real. It’s time to come to terms with the reality that the mainstream media often deceives the public.

Media silent on “complicit” in hurricane disintegration

If climate skeptics are complicit in Florence, then on the other side of the coin skeptics also have to be responsible for the hurricanes that fizzle out.

At Friday’s Daily Update, veteran meteorologist Joe Bastardi posed a question to the climate ambulance chasers and folks at the Washington Post: “How come Florence didn’t intensify more? How come Isaac is falling apart at the heart of the hurricane season? […] How come everything is dying? There’s so much more than just simplistic arguments that are done for agendas.”

Media totally AWOL as Isaac and Joyce dissipate. Chart: Weatherbell Analytics.

Often things just don’t work out the way the alarmists would like them to. And so they need to resort to less than honest tactics to convey drama over to the audiences.

2018 Media Weather Exaggeration Award

Bad weather reporting has recently seen a series of blatant exaggerations aimed at making viewers think things are much worse than they really are.

This year’s 2018 Media Bad Weather Exaggeration Award has to go to Hurricane Florence reporter Mike Seidel below of The Weather Channel:

His projectile stunt also didn’t go very well.

Previous winners

And what follows are winners from previous years. Of course this is not to say that extreme weather can be taken lightly. But it would be nice if reporters stayed accurate. Their credibility is already pretty ruined and such antics don’t help.

One blooper comes from an MSNBC reporter covering the extreme conditions from tropical storm Hanna back in 2008:

 

What follows is my favorite, Hurricane Irene in 2011:

 

Next is Ryan Maue’s favorite — well, at least it’s one he brought up recently. In October, 2005, reporter Michelle Kosinski is using a canoe when a regular pair of rubber boots would have sufficed. Can we believe anything we see on our screens?

 

Right on par with Michelle Kozinski’s stagecraft is ABC’s Lucy Yang’s fake deep water after heavy rains in New Jersey, 2010:

 

It’s got to be frustrating when people totally ruin your dramatic story of danger and peril. The next video is of Hurricane Sandy in Atlantic City, New Jersey, 2012…CNN embarrassed again:

 

Finally, Anthony Watts presents here Anderson Cooper’s tactic used to fake deep flood water.

Share this...
Share on Facebook
Facebook
Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter

20 responses to “Wild Claims In Wake of Hurricane Florence…And The Media Bad Weather Exaggeration Awards”

  1. William Teach

    Don’t forget about all the media outlets which trotted out fears about a coming category 6 hurricane.

    Personally, I’m thankful Florence did not restrengthen. Even on same track, Raleigh would have had major damage.

  2. Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup » Pirate's Cove

    […] No Tricks Zone offers the Media Bad Weather Exaggeration Awards in the wake of Florence […]

  3. ren

    Tropical depression Helena will reach Europe on Monday.

  4. Penelope

    “It’s time to come to terms with the reality that the mainstream media often deceives the public.”

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-cia-and-the-media-50-facts-the-world-needs-to-know/5471956 by professor James F Tracy orig written Aug 2015:
    the first drafts of history—by the news media themselves.

  5. Brian G Valentine
  6. Yonason

    AMATEUR HOUR

    No, no, no, Mike! Here’s how it’s done.

    See? You have to lean INTO the wind for it to look real.

    I guess if it doesn’t have a check mark beside “drama queen” you don’t get a job as a journalist these days.

  7. ren

    Changing the direction of the jet stream over the Atlantic followed on increase in the geomagnetic activity at the end of August 2018.
    https://images.tinypic.pl/i/00971/7bo73tmq8gb9.png

    1. SebastianH

      I knew it … it’s all space weather! You are a genius!

      1. spike55

        Hey seb

        Please tell us which hurricanes (whoops, I meant Tropical depressions), were caused by man’s CO2

        https://realclimatescience.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/DnEQKLeVAAACHGx.jpg

        Will you run away.. or trip yet another evidence-free ranting distraction.

  8. SebastianH

    Of course this is just the latest pathetic effort to criminalize climate science dissenters.

    Wait … what? Weren’t you just a few articles down calling for scientists to be punished as criminals because of some award? Hmm …

    If climate skeptics are complicit in Florence, then on the other side of the coin skeptics also have to be responsible for the hurricanes that fizzle out.

    You are giving yourself a bit too much credit here, Pierre. It’s high profile climate skeptics that tell the public it’s a hoax from China.

    The rest … come on, let those weathermen and -woman have some fun at a not so fun job.

    P.S.: You guys always wish for power outtages in Germany to “show us” that renewables are bad. How many people were and are without power because of this “little” storm again? That’s what a real unstable power grid looks like.

    1. spike55

      That is probably your MOST PATHETIC post for ages, seb, (and there’s heaps to choose from)

      Good to see that you think DELIBERATELY LYING to the public by activist anti-reporters is fun. ?? REALLY !!!

      Then attempting to equate the man-made disaster-in-waiting of the Germany power grid .. to a TOTALLY NATURAL tropical storm. That is just SICK.

      Does your deceit and depravity go any deeper. ???

      I guess we will continue to see you keep digging deeper and deeper into the fetid depths of your mind-sewer.

      Its who you are.

      1. SebastianH

        Wow, I still can’t decide whether you are just really good at trolling or if this is your real persona.

        Your reply adds nothing, is insulting to me and to every intelligent person in general.

        1. spike55

          Poor seb,

          Your replies NEVER add anything to rational discussion.

          They are insult to YOUR intelligence, what little you have. It is YOUR persona that is reflected.

          Do you REALLY think that DELIBERATE LYING by so-called reporters to further their agenda is what they should be doing?

          Answer the question, instead of deploying your cackling avoidance tactics, as always..

          1. Yonason

            @spike55

            “Your reply … is insulting to me and to every intelligent person in general.” – Chatbot SebH

            LOLOLOLOLOLOL

            IMPOSSIBLE! It CAN’T be BOTH!

            Talk about your delusional trolls.

            I stand corrected. Sometimes he is hilarious.

  9. NY Times: Nature Is Roaring And Washington Is Ignoring Or Something » Pirate's Cove

    […] Interestingly, what actually happened with Florence? […]

  10. Brian G Valentine

    Check out the worst exaggerated and unsupported claims I have read so far about Florence!

    https://www.klimareporter.de/erdsystem/was-tropensturm-florence-mit-dem-klimawandel-zu-tun-hat

    “Dumb” people in Carolina don’t seen to believe it, however:

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/19/hurricane-florence-climate-change-deniers-north-carolina

    Trump is wrong about one thing: It isn’t a “Chinese” hoax – it is a Greenie Communist hoax resulting from the Soviet Union being a failed state, among other things

    1. Kenneth Richard

      https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/19/hurricane-florence-climate-change-deniers-north-carolina
      “As the world’s oceans warm at a faster rate, hurricanes become more likely, and there has been an increase in storms since the start of the 20th century.”

      This is actually not supported by science. Warming makes storms less likely. And we’ve had a decline in storm activity.

      “Our work illustrates a major constraint on the large-scale global atmospheric engine: As the climate warms, the system may be unable to increase its total entropy production enough to offset the moistening inefficiencies associated with phase transitions. This suggests that in a future climate, the global atmospheric circulation might comprise highly energetic storms due to explosive latent heat release, but in such a case, the constraint on work output identified here will result in fewer numbers of such [highly energetic storm] events. … On a warming Earth, the increase in perceptible water has been identified as a reason for the tropical overturning to slow down, and studies over a wide range of climates suggest that global atmospheric motions are reduced in extremely warm climates.” (Laliberté et al., 2015)

      “Extratropical cyclones cause much of the high impact weather over the mid-latitudes. With increasing greenhouse gases, enhanced high-latitude warming will lead to weaker cyclone activity. Here we show that between 1979 and 2014, the number of strong cyclones in Northern Hemisphere in summer has decreased at a rate of 4% per decade, with even larger decrease found near northeastern North America.” (Chang et al., 2016)

      1. Brian G Valentine

        Not only that, the seas of the tropical cyclone where Florence formed were actually colder than in most years.

        The EU pseudogovernment in Brussels couldn’t exist if they didn’t have a methodology to scam people out of money. Nobody would give them a cent if they couldn’t force member nations to pay them for something, so they came up with this

  11. Yonason

    FAKE NEWS

    Whether it’s weather, science or politics, it’s all the same to the MSM – they just make it up on the fly, and it shows.

    HA HA HA.

    How low can they go? Well…. If it doesn’t flunk the test of truth, you can be sure it’s OK with them.

    1. Yonason

      LOGIC ISSUE

      “If it doesn’t flunk the test of truth, you can be sure it’s OK with them.”

      If it doesn’t pass the test of truth, it’s ok by them.

      Sheesh!

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this. More information at our Data Privacy Policy

Close