The jokes write themselves…

People like this idiot that report a fucking treaty signed by an idiot whose presidency should go down in history as the most destructive and idiotic one to hit America in a century, are the ones today that basically encompass the media machine that is all angry that Hillary isn’t walking away with the presidential election this year.

Ron Allen was reporting from the White House, where President Obama spoke to the media about the agreement being ratified by the required number of nations.

When President Obama wrapped up his speech, Allen started speaking and tied the agreement to the current hurricane barreling towards Florida.

‘It’s very interesting that this is happening on a day when there’s a hurricane bearing down on the United States and in the Caribbean because these severe storms, beach erosions, intense weather episodes that we’ve had is perhaps the most practical sample of what the president was talking about as the threat that the planet faces,’ Allen said.

He went on to say that the agreement, which encourages nations to reduce their carbon emissions, ‘is designed to stop’ storms like Hurricane Matthew.

I particularly liked the tweet about this idiotic statement having as much validity as someone claiming Amazon will use unicorns to deliver their goods. Liberalism is about fantasy and myths more than anything grounded in any form of facts or reality. Unfortunately for humanity, most of the time they get away with saying the stupid shit they say to prop up their failed ideology because it isn’t blatantly obvious to most people that they are talking out of their ass like it was in this case.

Fucking morons.

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  1. CM

    The basic premise of what he said is correct. The agreement is designed to reduce our impact, which then reduces the dice from being so loaded in terms of effects from extreme events, and reduces heat in the ocean (which reduces sea level rise and therefore coastal erosion).

    But yes, much easier to mock a reporter for implying that an agreement can stop a hurricane, because of the clumsy wording he used in a live-cross.

     the media machine that is all angry that Hillary isn’t walking away with the presidential election this year

    At the moment she is doing that.

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  2. Hal_10000

    CM, I am not convinced of the global-warming hurricane connection. We’re just coming out of a period of time (since the plots in your first link) with fewer hurricanes.  There is not nearly enough data to conclude that global warming is increasing hurricane number and barely enough to conclude it might be increasing intensity.

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  3. CM

    The key connection is that between sea surface temperatures (we abbreviate this as SST) and the power of hurricanes. Without going into technical details about the dynamics and thermodynamics involved in tropical storms and hurricanes (an excellent discussion of this can be found here), the basic connection between the two is actually fairly simple: warm water, and the instability in the lower atmosphere that is created by it, is the energy source of hurricanes.

    Which is why the phrase ‘loading the dice’ is used.

    Separately, increases in sea levels on their own increase the vulnerability of low-lying regions to storm events (even if climate change had no impact upon severity or frequency).

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  4. AlexInCT *

    Psuedo bullshit crap to pretend these people know what they are talking about and the usual CM tactic of deflecting from the real topic at hand.

    The fact is no treaty signed by man will avert hurricanes. Anyone pretending otherwise is a fucking lying religious fanatic AGW cultist or a lying asshole with an agenda.

    Hurricanes were around long before man was on this planet. In fact, drastic weather events are common across the galaxy. Every body in our solar system, from the sun to the planets and most moons,  exhibits some form of weather event on or around it.  There are neither people or SUVs causing those.

    People pretending hurricanes can be caused by AGW are shysters. The energy necessary to create these things happen because of solar activity and the interaction between the earth’s greatest heat sink – the oceans – and the the air, are cyclical, and for all the bluster to the contrary, remain misunderstood events (anyone remember the ludicrous predictions of extinction level hurricane events of the last decade that have not come to pass?).

    We finally, after more than a decade, get a decent hurricane, and the people that can’t waste any crisis events and use every single one of them to sell their snake oil, are at it again.

    Fuck off and die, and do it painfully. Please.

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  5. Hal_10000

    The fact is no treaty signed by man will avert hurricanes. Anyone pretending otherwise is a fucking lying religious fanatic AGW cultist or a lying asshole with an agenda.

    Talk about straw men. Nobody’s claiming global warming created hurricanes. The claim is that higher temperature will create a few more and make them a bit more intense.  This is debatable but it’s hardly “fuck off and die” claptrap.

    CM, all things being equal, there is a correlation between warmer temperatures and hurricane intensity. However … all things are not equal.  The impact of global warming is complicated.  It could change the flow of water in the oceans. It could change jet streams.  It could affect the ocean cycles that have a much larger impact on hurricanes than water temperature. No one was saying that global warming would cause more snow by raising temperatures in Canada so that winter winds picked up more moisture. But that possibly is what happened.

    I would submit that the proof will be in the pudding if we see an increase.  But even if we do, it’s going to be a small increase compared to the year-to-year variation.  While I disagree with Alex’s hyperbole, I agree with the principal — linking any particular hurricane to global warming is a fool’s game.

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