Many of the catastrophic warming brigade are shouting that hurricane Harvey is the fruit of global warming tree. The media, the other branch of the Democrat Party, are saying the same thing. Joe D’Aleo’s marvelous website, IceCap, provides a chart that will show open minded people that these big hurricanes have been going on for quite a while. Well before the supposed start of the CO2 caused global warming. The following chart shows the history of the biggest hurricanes that have hit the US since 1851:
Note that Katrina and Sandy are not on the list. Hurricanes can be destructive even if they are not 4 or 5 category storms. Sandy perhaps not even a category 1 hurricane when it made landfall, caused considerable damage from the storm surge. Storm surge occurs when a major storm pushes water on to the shore at levels well above normal.
Further, how do you account for the fact that the last hurricane of category 3 or larger to make landfall on the US was 12 years ago. I guess that means there has been no warming during those 12 years. But wait, how can that be because the warmers keep telling me that the “hottest ever years” are now.