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Well, due to some spammer having found this obscure blog, I have been forced to refuse Anonymous posts. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for legitimate posters, but since I am unable to send feedback to the offending servers causing them to explode and burst into flames - well, I do what I can. Thank you to all my sincere commentators and may the spammers rot in digital agony.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

I Can Feel It

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.), who was recently appointed to the Senate Energy Committee, can "feel" global warming;

"Climate change is very real," she confessed as she embraced cap and trade's
massive tax increase on Michigan industry - at the same time claiming, against
all the evidence, that it would not lead to an increase in manufacturing costs
or energy prices. "Global warming creates volatility. I feel it when I'm flying.
The storms are more volatile. We are paying the price in more hurricanes and
"We are paying the price in more hurricanes and tornadoes."

Let's check on hurricane and tornado activity, shall we?


On tornadoes;

Tepid tornado season disappoints some

By Melanie S. Welte
The Associated Press
Monday, Aug 03, 2009 - 10:03:45 am CDT

DES MOINES -- This has been an unusually mild year in Tornado Alley,
which is good news, of course, for the people who live here, but a little
frustrating to scientists who planned to chase twisters as part of a $10 million
research project.

“You’re out there to do the experiment and you’re geared up every day and
ready. And when there isn’t anything happening, that is frustrating,” said Don
Burgess, a scientist at the University of Oklahoma. But he was quick to add that
he is pleased the relative quiet has meant fewer injuries and less damage.

Nationwide, there were 826 tornadoes this year through June 30, compared
with an average of 934 for the same period during the previous three years,
according to the National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, Okla.

"[A]n unusually mild year[.]"

11.6% [i]fewer[/i] tornadoes than the previous three years.

So much for "[i]more[/i]" tornadoes. Now, let's look at hurricanes;

Experts predict quieter Atlantic hurricane season

AFPAugust 5, 2009, 6:00 am

MIAMI (AFP) - Weather experts on Wednesday reduced the number of projected
hurricanes in the north Atlantic this season to four, two of them major
hurricanes with winds above 178 kilometers (111 miles) per hour.

After one of the calmest starts to the hurricane season in a decade, the
experts from Colorado State University said the development of an El Nino effect
in the Pacific had caused them to scale back their projections for the
"[O]ne of the calmest starts to the hurricane season in a decade[.]"

So much for "more" hurricanes.

I wonder what it is that Stabenow is feeling?

Given Obama's recent decision to correct misinformation, maybe he will correct Stabenow's claim.

Nah, doubt it...