Inconvenient!…Real Observed Data Demolish Alarmist Claims Of Strengthening, More Frequent Hurricanes

Nowadays the usual suspects are busily peddling the idea that Hurricane Florence’s intensity is due to climate change.

For example climate activist Stefan Rahmstorf of the alarmist Potsdam Institute blames Florence on global warming, telling the online Potsdamer Nachrichten (PNN) here: “In fact many of the strongest storms we have ever seen have occurred in the past years.”

Alarmist claims go down in flames

The German media and climate science establishment are out in full force implying recent hurricanes are mostly manmade and getting stronger and more frequent.

However, just as Kenneth Richard showed yesterday by presenting more than a dozen recent papers, when we look at the observed data, all these alarmist claims go down in flames.

Observed data refute alarmist/activist scientists

Firstly, climate ambulance chasing scientists, such as Messieurs Stefan Rahmstorf and Dim Coucou, like pretending storms are intensifying due to manmade global warming. Yet two days ago I tweeted a table showing that 75% of the most powerful hurricanes impacting the US actually happened before 1970, a time when CO2 was at supposedly safe levels:

Although some people may think Florence is a major hurricane, it in fact made landfall as a Category 1 storm only – a far cry from the Category 4 many were warning us about just days ago — e.g. Erik Holthaus.

Hurricane number and strength not up

Prof. Philip Klotzbach recently tweeted two charts depicting the number of US landfalling hurricanes (Category 1-5) and major hurricanes (Category 3-5). If you’re a climate alarmist, then you may want to first take a seat before reading further:

Source: Klotzbach et al 2018

According to Klotzbach, “Since 1900 neither observed CONUS [Continental United States] landfalling hurricane frequency nor intensity show significant trends, including the devastating 2017 season.”

An unprecedented major hurricane absence

What is unprecedented is the long 12-year period from 2005 to 2017 which saw not a single major hurricane hitting the US. This is probably the most devastating and frustrating fact for the global warming ambulance chasers. That’s a glaring statistic that’s impossible to alter.

Western North Pacific cyclone frequency down 25%

The story is much the same in the North Western Pacific, where the following chart shows us cyclone frequency has been much lower over the past two decades compared to the two decades prior.

Source: Zhao et al, 2018

And using the data from the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA), skeptic blogger Kirye also tweeted that the number of typhoons being formed has declined modestly over the years:

Number of typhoons on the decline. Source: Kirye.

Hooligan storms

Cyclone bedwetters have even suggested that Florence’s odd track and stall at the Carolina coast is also a sign of climatatic weirding. Yet, weird storm tracks have always occurred and Florence is just run of the mill. For example, check out Typhoon Wayne back in 1986, which ran amok across the Western Pacific like a drunken hooligan:


13 responses to “Inconvenient!…Real Observed Data Demolish Alarmist Claims Of Strengthening, More Frequent Hurricanes”

  1. spike55

    Real Observed Data Demolish Alarmist Claims

    Is there any alarmist claim that ISN’T demolished by Real Observed Data?

    … Or the total lack of any supporting scientific data.

  2. sasquatch
  3. spike55
  4. ren

    Activity of Atlantic increased as a result of increased solar wind activity (geomagnetic storms).

  5. ren
  6. ren

    Another strong jump in the speed of the solar wind.

  7. ren

    The jet stream in the Atlantic will now push Florence to the west.
    Similarly, the typhoon in the Pacific is heading west towards China.

    1. SebastianH

      I had somehow hoped you’d say the solar wind would push the storm around …

      1. spike55

        seb shows ZERO comprehension, yet again..

        .. producing yet another mindless, empty post

      2. Adam Gallon

        We leave the false claims to you.

  8. Adam Gallon

    We leave the false claims to you & your buddies.

  9. ren

    From my several years of observation, it appears that when the speed of the solar wind increases (geomagnetic activity) over a period of about a month, the speed of the jet stream over the North Atlantic and Pacific increases, which is conducive to the formation of hurricanes in the tropics. Circulation on the ocean then takes the shape of an ellipse.
    Indeed, a 75-year study shows that September is one of the most geomagnetically active months of the yeara direct result of “equinox cracks.”

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