A Sign Of Global Warming?

Is the Myanmar Cyclone a sign of global warming?  Yes, says a Nobel Prize winner.

Former Vice President Al Gore in an interview on NPR’s May 6 “Fresh Air” broadcast did just that. He was interviewed by “Fresh Air” host Terry Gross about the release of his book, The Assault on Reason,
“And as we’re talking today, Terry, the death count in Myanmar from the cyclone that hit there yesterday has been rising from 15,000 to way on up there to much higher numbers now being speculated,” Gore said. “And last year a catastrophic storm from last fall hit Bangladesh. The year before, the strongest cyclone in more than 50 years hit China – and we’re seeing consequences that scientists have long predicted might be associated with continued global warming.”
in paperback.

Others disagree.

In October 2007, CNN Meteorologist Rob Marciano disputed Gore’s claim that there is a strong correlation between intense storms and global warming. He explained that “global warming does not conclusively cause stronger hurricanes like we’ve seen,” pointing out that “by the end of this century we might get about a 5-percent increase.”

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2 Comments on “A Sign Of Global Warming?”

  1. William Says:

    To add, it stopped warming 10 years ago. It has been drastically cooling for the last 16 months. The oceans have cooled. So how does Gore connect the Myanmar cyclone link to warming.

  2. joe Says:

    The ways of The Goracle are strange, my friend, and difficult to understand.

    For myself, I keep thinking that I’m starting to worry about global cooling the way others worried about global warming. And that’s not a good thing. I keep looking at the sun spots and wondering where the heck are they?

    We’re not being given a choice, I know. But given the choice between fire and ice, I’d take fire.


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