CALIFORNIA’S TROPICAL STORM: a sign of Climate Change?

This article will be featured in the September Edition of the Buffalo Gap News Roundup

The global-warmers and their comrades in the media got a big treat in August as Tropical Storm Hilary (sounds scary already) hit southern California. Despite what the “journalists” had to say, similar events have occurred in California before. In 1985, remnants of Hurricane Guillermo created rain that quenched a forest fire near San Jose. In 1976, the Los Angeles area was his with remnants of a tropical storm, killing quite a few people; and in 1936 (perhaps hottest year ever recorded), a tropical storm smashed San Diego, creating millions in property damage and claiming the lives of quite a few people as well.

Of course, the media was all about trying to tie Hilary to climate change.

Total bunk.

Really? Let’s begin with the biggest storms on earth, hurricanes. Are there going to be more, because so far there aren’t?

Dr. William Gray was a friend of mine; prior to his death in 2016, he was unquestionably the world’s foremost hurricane forecaster. He founded the Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University in the 1960s, where he developed the fine art of forecasting hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin, including the Gulf of Mexico.  Numerous times Dr. Gray told my radio audience, “I am of the opinion that global warming is one of the greatest hoaxes ever perpetrated on the American people.”

Gray’s opinion was not based on a gut feeling—it was founded on science. And he was not alone. “All my colleagues that have been around a long time—I think if you go to ask the last four or five directors of the National Hurricane Center—we all don’t think this is human-induced global warming,” said Dr. Gray.

Indeed, another pioneer in hurricane research, and a thirteen-year Director of the National Hurricane Center, Dr. Neil Frank, told the Washington Post, “It’s a hoax.”

In terms of a count, since we started keeping track of these storms, the years with the most major hurricanes have been 1950 (8), 2005 (7), and in 1999, ‘96, ’64, ’61, ‘55, and ‘26 there were six each year. The only apparent trend with hurricanes is that there is no trend associated with warming or change.

Additional hurricane stats that defy the climate change narrative:

Deadliest: More than 8,000 people perished September 8, 1900, when a Category 4 hurricane barreled into Galveston, Texas, destroying more than half of the city’s homes.

Highest Winds: A hurricane slammed into the Florida Keys during Labor Day, 1935.  Sustained winds reached 200 mph with higher gusts. 408 residents died.

Biggest Surge:  In 1969, Hurricane Camille produced a 25-foot storm surge that swept far inland into Mississippi and Alabama.  Camille was the strongest storm ever strike mainland America.  The hurricane caused the deaths of 256 people.

 Earliest and latest:  The hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30; the earliest observed hurricane in the Atlantic was on March 7, 1908, while the latest observed hurricane was on December 31, 1954.  The earliest hurricane to strike the United States hit northwest Florida, June 9, 1966.  The latest was November 30, 1925, near Tampa, Florida.

Hurricanes are a necessary component of the earth’s overall atmosphere, responsible for transferring heat from the equatorial regions to the higher latitudes which are naturally much colder. Hurricane’s balance out the global temperatures

At the end of the day, God has got this weather thing handled. Psalm 19:1 tells us: The heavens tell of the glory of God; And their expanse declares the work of His hands.

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Brian Sussman

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