The current measure is the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale, which, according to the National Hurricane Center, provides "a 1 to 5 rating based on a hurricane's sustained wind speed." But if the intensity of a storm is redefined by using other criteria, such as rainfall and storm surge flooding, the game changes.If this bunch of bunkum succeeds I suppose we can expect some of the weather squalls that pop out onto the plains around here to be elevated to the status of named storms mostly depending on how deep the water gets at some of the famously less-well-drained underpasses along I-25. Who knows, perhaps we can get the bigger snowstorms named which might help Mayor Hancock to shift the blame for slow snow removal.
"So with a new metric, warmists can declare every storm 'unprecedented' and a new 'record,' " says Marc Morano, publisher of Climate Depot and producer of "Climate Hustle," a movie that "takes a skeptical look at global warming."
Monday, October 17, 2016
Global Warming: Warming It Up
Cooking the books is what the latest proposal is about, in view of the dearth of hurricanes coming ashore almost as though mother Nature was making fun of Al Gore. The climatistas are asking that the rating system for hurricanes be redefined so as to artificially create more of them: