Monday, September 25, 2017 by Tracey Watson
It’s official: The last vestiges of common sense have now finally gone out the window. The Washington Times is reporting that climate alarmists are calling for those who do not buy into the catastrophic man-made global warming narrative to be jailed … for murder! That’s right folks; if you don’t accept the idea that humans are causing temperatures to soar at an alarming rate and destroying the planet, you’re a murderer – and must be punished as such.
Recent headlines clearly reflect the increasing frustration felt by climate change fanatics.
A September 1 headline in Outline declared, “Climate change denial should be a crime,” with writer Brian Merchant claiming, “In the wake of Harvey, it’s time to treat science denial as gross negligence — and hold those who do the denying accountable.”
An article a week later in the Nation boldly stated that, “Climate Denialism Is Literally Killing Us,” with the writer angrily declaring that “murder is murder” and “we should punish it as such.”
These writers and other global warming believers claim that any who contradict or refuse to accept this belief – but particularly those in governmental and other positions of authority – should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Alarmism has risen exponentially since Hurricanes Harvey and Irma made landfall in the States, with many – mistakenly – believing that global warming was responsible for their exceptional power and destructiveness. (Related: Preppers see Hurricane Harvey as a precursor for what’s coming; some disasters are just too big for governments to handle.)
“Ever since Hurricane Harvey, the global warming-hurricane hysteria has ratcheted up to levels I haven’t seen since 2006,” Judith Curry, a retired Georgia Tech professor, told the Times.
Even Catholic Pope Francis observed that these two category 4 storms back-to-back are tangible proof of catastrophic climate change. He angrily ranted that “history will judge the decisions” of those who choose not to accept global warming as a reality.
It is important to note, however, that even so-called “mainstream” scientists are not backing this theory. (Related: Find out what issues are really threatening our planet at Environ.news.)
Curry explained that Hurricane Irma, which made landfall in Florida as a Category 4 hurricane, was actually largely fueled by “very weak” wind shear, and intensified even though temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean were not unusually warm for that time of year.
Business Insider explains how conditions over the Atlantic were unfortunately perfect this year to create devastating hurricanes:
This year, El Niño is in a neutral cycle, meaning there’s no particularly warm or cool conditions in the Pacific Ocean. If there is an El Niño or La Niña system raising or lowering Pacific temperatures, that tends to create high wind shear in the Atlantic. Wind shear refers to differences in the directions or speeds wind blows at different heights in the atmosphere. It often “rips storms apart” before they develop into massive systems like Irma. …
As NOAA explains, a storm system that’s not sheared off at the top will keep dragging moisture into the atmosphere and growing.
In fact, Harvey and Irma are the first hurricanes to make landfall in the United States in over a decade, and according to Colorado State University meteorologist Philip Klotzbach, neither was unprecedented in terms of power.
Irma was only the seventh most powerful storm to hit the mainland, at 929 millibars, while Harvey was 17th at 938 millibars.
Even the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has advised caution, stressing:
It is premature to conclude that human activities — and particularly greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming — have already had a detectable impact on Atlantic hurricane or tropical cyclone activity.
So, scientists do not agree that global warming caused these devastating hurricanes, but if the mainstream media gets its way repeating that fact could land you in jail anyway.