Chancy business

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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 06:28 am

MSNBC reported in May:

The 2006 Atlantic hurricane season will be very active with up to 10 hurricanes, although not as busy as record-breaking 2005, when Hurricane Katrina and several other monster storms slammed into the United States, the U.S. government’s top climate agency said on Monday.

“NOAA is predicting 13 to 16 named storms, with eight to 10 becoming hurricanes, of which four to six could become ‘major’ hurricanes of Category 3 strength or higher,” said Conrad Lautenbacher, administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Those seduced by climate change globaganda might be shocked that Gaia’s anticipated whuppin’ never arrived:

Instead, it has been a long, lazy hurricane season with just half the number of hurricanes predicted and not a single one making landfall.

“Weather forecasting is a chancy business,” said Hugh Willoughby, a professor of hurricane science at Florida International University. “It’s gotten a lot better, but if you can’t stand being wrong, you shouldn’t be in the business.”

Can’t predict tomorrow’s weather, can’t predict next year’s weather … yet there’s a scientific consensus about weather in the coming century and beyond. Just as well these folks are adapting to being wrong.

Posted by Tim B. on 10/25/2006 at 12:55 PM
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