If you use Wunderground.com, maybe you have seen links to “Jeff Masters WunderBlog.” I have on occasion read it, and once again it is a joke. He is comparing damages by dollar values in his first paragraph of his January 11, 2013 “WunderBlog” between disasters in the United States and disasters in China. He may not understand economics very well, as the Chinese have their currency extremely undervalued purposely. That’s why so many, like Donald Trump, complain about the disparity in currencies and the affect on trade.
Let me just say this. I lived near and on the coast of Texas for many years. Those that have been around for a few decades understand that “hundred year storms” come sometimes more often than every hundred years. Those that choose to live a couple of feet above sea level against an ocean are guaranteed a flood many times a century. Those that live even 15 feet above sea level are guaranteed to be flooded several times in a century. Maybe nobody under 40 remembers the last time it flooded on the East Coast, but it has happened before. The reason there is $62 billion in damage is not the fault of “global warming” or “climate change.” It is caused by nature in its every cyclical system of storms. I am sure that Jeff Masters is a master of the weather, but I am sick of such climatologists and other in the weather biz pushing this agenda.
I spent many years in television stations. The word now is that nobody can go through meteorology school unless they are a “true believer” in “global warming.” The quickest way to fail out of such a program is to do your own thinking. I know many in newsrooms in television stations, and that’s the way it is with any such school out there any of them can think of.
Now, he really got me with this photograph from “The North Pole.” See this screenshot:
Now, as you can see there is liquid water on the North Poll on September 1, 2012. What a crisis, right?
Let’s look back a few years. This is from 2004:
Now which image has more liquid water? The image above is from July 15, 2004. Let’s go to the same exact date but make it eight years later:
That’s from July 15, 2012. Looks like a colder, more icy date than the 2004 image above. In fact, when I look at the 2004 image I see what appears to be a warmer day with more liquid water than either the image from July 15, 2012 or the image supplied by Jeff Masters from September 1, 2012.
Get the picture? Do your own weather surfing on the North Poll Environmental Observatory web site:
Link to my images as pulled from that site:
2004 image: http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/detect/detection-images/ice-noaa1-2004-0715-0001.jpg
July 15, 2012 image: http://psc.apl.washington.edu/northpole/NPEO2012/WEBCAM1/ARCHIVE/npeo_cam1_20120715143134.jpg