Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Sen. Kerry “inappropriately, but on the other hand”

Jeff Poor at Business & Media Institute:

Politicians using tragedy to advance an agenda has been a tried-and-true strategy….

[Former Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John] Kerry appeared on MSNBC on February 6 to discuss storms that have killed at least 50 people throughout the Southeastern United States.

So, of course, Kerry used the platform to advance global warming alarmism.

“[I] don’t want to sort of leap into the larger meaning of, you know, inappropriately, but on the other hand, the weather service has told us we are going to have more and more intense storms,” Kerry said. “And insurance companies are beginning to look at this issue and understand this is related to the intensity of storms that is related to the warming of the earth. And so it goes to global warming and larger issues that we’re not paying attention to.” …
Since Kerry and his wife have five large homes and three SUVs, I can understand him thinking he has a certain bona fides where global warming is concerned.

Still, I’ll pay more attention to a meteorologist Poor cites:
Roger Edwards, a meteorologist at the Storm Prediction Center of the National Weather Center in Norman, Okla., has doubts about any global warming and tornado relationship.

“As of this writing, no scientific studies solidly relate climatic global temperature trends to tornadoes,” Edwards wrote on the Earth & Sky Web site in April 2007. “I don’t expect any such results in the near future either, because tornadoes are too small, short–lived, hard to measure and count, and too dependent on day to day, even minute to minute weather conditions.”
Message to Jeff Poor: Thanks for some science and a reminder of why we should be grateful Bush won.

MSM doesn't give us much of either.

Hat tip: Matt Drudge


Anonymous said...

Didn't we hear this same tripe after Katrina? That Hurricanes would increase in number and severity? Hmmmmmm

According to what I'm observing the past two years have been pretty calm. What could explain this?

Oh, and by the way, Kerry has no credibility on any topic anymore, so far as I'm concerned.