Hurricanes Down

Nowadays, all unfortunate weather events–and even, in some quarters, earthquakes!–are blamed on “climate change.” Reporters who probably don’t know better often recite as a fact that extreme weather events have been increasing as a result of global warming. But it isn’t true. Actually, if anything weather has been getting more benign.

Take hurricanes. John Shewchuk undertakes to explain the long-term trend toward less hurricane activity. I am not sure whether his explanation is correct, but for present purposes the salient point is the decline, as shown in this graph:

There is too much money at stake in global warming alarmism for its advocates ever to admit that they are wrong, but it seems that more members of the public are beginning to catch on.

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