President Obama has said that global warming is a threat:
“No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change,” said Obama in his State of the Union speech Tuesday.
So what do we have to worry about as the tropical storm season quickly approaches North Carolina? After all, global warming causes bigger and more powerful storms:
The hard truth is carbon pollution has built up in our atmosphere for decades now. And even if we Americans do our part, the planet will slowly keep warming for some time to come. The seas will slowly keep rising and storms will get more severe, based on the science.
Well, the predictions are in:
Raleigh, N.C. — The 2015 Atlantic hurricane season will be significantly less active than average, researchers at North Carolina State University said Monday.
Lian Xie, a professor of marine, earth and atmospheric sciences at N.C. State, forecasts four to six named storms forming in the Atlantic basin, which includes the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. The average number of named storms since 1950 has been about 11.
Of the 2015 named storms, one to three may grow strong enough to become hurricanes, and only one may become a major hurricane, Xie said.
Not exactly consistent with the good president’s words.
Ahh, but…Mr. Obama used the phrase ‘based on science’. What has the science been on the power of storms recently?