Goracle comes up empty: Hurricane activity at record low

by editor on October 9, 2010

Albert Gore, Jr., the so-called Goracle, predicted that global warming would make the record 2005 hurricane season seem like the good ol’ days. Hurricanes, according to Gore, were going to get more powerful and more frequent.

As Florida State University reports, Gore couldn’t have been more wrong:

Update: Current Year-to-Date analysis of Northern Hemisphere and Global Tropical Cyclone Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) AND Power Dissipation Index (PDI) has fallen even further than during the previous 3-years. The global inactivity is at 33-year lows and historical where Typhoons form in the Western Pacific.

While the North Atlantic has seen 15 tropical storms/hurricanes of various intensity, the Pacific basin as a whole is at historical lows! In the Western North Pacific stretching from Guam to Japan and the Philippines and China, the current ACE value of 48 is the lowest seen since reliable records became available (1945) and is 78% below normal*. The next lowest was an ACE of 78 in 1998. See figure below for visual evidence of the past 40-years of tropical cyclone activity.

Far be it from us to be skeptical, but has even one of Gore’s Inconvenient Truth predictions come true?

Simple fact is, there only one thing right now showing less energy than worldwide hurricanes – Democrat voters.

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Source: Florida State University

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CO2Insanity
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That explains Obama…it was global warming.

jukin
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jukin

Sorry people. By the lack of hurricanes tat AGW predicts only proves the basic premise of AGW.

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Philanthropist
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Philanthropist

everything ‘proves’ global warming…..
it also ate my homework.

DeanH
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DeanH

Is there actually a statement here? These letters hardly make words and if there are simple misspellings then these words make no sense. It does all fit the AGW profile though.

The ‘scientists’ have stated unequivocally that hurricane activity would increase in frequency and magnitude. Tat by pridetc prmissed to dat mi.

perlcat
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Tit for tat!

Good for tat!

USN-RETIRED
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USN-RETIRED

Couple things I’ve been wondering about. The level of CO2 has risen ( from various causes) by about 0.0036 %. That is causing warming?

The Amazon rain forest has been called the world’s air-purifier. In recent years it has been devastated by migrant farmers, who clean-cut it for new farm land, to the extent that the cleared area is visible from space. Where are all the environmentalists calling for, or physically engaged in, the re-forestation of the area? That would eliminate a lot of the “man-made” CO2.

Additionally, many rare animal/plant/insect species are either being totally eliminated or severely endangered by the loss of proper habitat. Where are the animal rights/protectionist groups calling for a halt to the slaughter? They “saved” the Snail Darter, they “saved” the whales, they’re trying to “save” the polar bears. Where are their outcries about the Amazon forest habitat? Or are some animals more equal than others?

/rant

perlcat
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I have a theory that AGW came straight out of a bong in SoCal. I just wish it would go back *into* it.

rightinwa
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rightinwa

Unless it is from the comfort of an air-conditioned courtroom or sipping something pool side, they call on someone else to go out and solve whatever they’ve got their panties in a wad about.

Elrond Hubbard
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Elrond Hubbard

The worst damage this year has come from hurricane Barack, a category 5 windbag.

DeanH
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DeanH

Yes, this depression has loitered about the easter seaboard for 20 months or so. Signs of its reduction to jock itch loom. Anticipated to occur in the next few months.

DeanH
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DeanH

It won’t be long now. The ‘scientists’ will state unequivocally that it is to be expected that storms would remain in the trend of downiness before the spike of terrible devastation caused by AGW. Much like the global trend of continual climate change will yield periods of cooliness along with the inconvenient warminess. That is, after all, why they’ve renamed the new baby Climate Change, rather than that old, stale glowballs warming.

It all reminds me of the terrible global cooling that was going to toss an ice party the likes of which haven’t been seen on the planet (as long as history remains ignored).

USN-RETIRED
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USN-RETIRED

Curse those inconvenient facts !!

Philanthropist
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Philanthropist

Al Gore discovered weather. Born yesterday like all good liberals/’progressives’/socialists etc. he’s deserving of another prize from them.

Old Goat
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Al Gore. Why hasn’t he been terminated? Can I reply on ANYONE to obey my instructions?