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“Obama says that hurricanes are getting worse,” says this article on the Steven Goddard website.

But let’s look at the facts.


“As we approach the end of August, there have been no Atlantic hurricanes,” Goddard points out. “By this date in the year 1886, there had already been seven hurricanes – including three major hurricanes, one of which wiped the city of Indianola, Texas off the map.”

“The Obama presidency has also seen the fewest US hurricane landfalls of any president.”


Thanks to Jack Hydrazine for this link


11 Responses to Slowest Start To Hurricane Season On Record

  1. AndrewS says:

    Matt Drudge also linked to Goddard’s post and the last I saw were 194 comments, had fun reading them.

  2. JimS says:

    Obama, obviously, does not know what he is talking about. For anyone, such as Obama, to claim that there has been accelerated warming in the last 10 years, obviously, does not know what he is talking about.
    For Obama to claim that that hurricanes are getting worse, obviously, is not looking at the data, but instead, is listening to the wrong people.

    • AndrewS says:

      Hurricanes aren’t getting worse. They are on average -when they happen- as most any hurricanes are in strength and size. What’s gotten worse is the devastation they cause, and that is only because we keep building and expanding our coastal cities and suburbs. So it only seems that hurricanes are getting worse because areas of devastation are getting larger.

  3. JOHN B says:

    Wow. Looking at the Bush vs Obama charts shows us one thing. More hurricanes under Bush.

    This proves Obama must be right when he always says it’s all Bush’s fault. :)

  4. Lisa Phillips says:

    Not to worry the Obama administration has made up for the lack of physical hurricanes by destroying the public with financial, regulatory, and stupid-green policy hurricanes.

  5. Actually, according to an NPR article, there have been 3 years in which no Atlantic Basin hurricanes had started by August 23rd — 1984, 2001, and 2002. Checking the NOAA records, I see that the first hurricanes in those years all started between September 1 and September 8, so this will not be the latest year without a hurricane unless we make it to September 9th without an Atlantic hurricane.

    But at the least, it is a going to be an unusually late start, even if there is one that starts before 9/9/2013.

  6. Laurent says:

    This only goes to show what a great President Obama is. He promised to “slow the rise in the sea level” and the sea level is actually declining! He never even promised to prevent hurricanes, but see how few there are!

  7. Kenneth Lund says:

    And this appears to be a dead season (so far) at a time when we are supposed to be in the active phase starting about 1995. This phase was supposed to last until about 2020 or so.
    Many areas are seeing cool water this year in the deep tropics just a short time ago – so this looks allot more like global cooling, not warming. It certainly is NOT warming up anywhere, even the tropical Atlantic. These warm and cool ocean eddies simply shift around every year.
    In 2005, we had some super warm SST’s throughout the basin. That year many were claiming that we would see “Katrina” type hurricanes every year after that.
    Obviously that was wishful thinking for those in the warming crowd. The excitement that year was short lived as just a year later, in 2006, many systems failed to develop at all. (oh and I remember the foolish media jumping up and down the ceiling on June 1st that year LOL)
    Plus since 2011 many tropical cyclones have been rather short lived and weaker, on average, even if those seasons produced an impressive number of named storms.
    Furthermore, since 1950, the max intensity of all hurricanes in the Atlantic has decreased, according to a meteorological analysis I’ve read in 2005.
    So overall, hurricanes are not as mean as they used to be 100 or more years ago.

    • F. Guimaraes says:

      “In 2005, we had some super warm SST’s throughout the basin. That year many were claiming that we would see “Katrina” type hurricanes every year after that.
      Obviously that was wishful thinking for those in the warming crowd…”

      Yes, I remember this.
      The reversal of that trend that happened in 2006 was also what made me start thinking that “maybe” all the buzz about AGW was not serious after all, and I started to read skeptical blogs and opinions and end up being a skeptical myself.
      I became a “coolist” after 2008, when I noticed that the Sun was sending us a “different message” this time.

  8. JimS says:

    Hurricanes, in my understanding, occur with more frequency when ocean waters are warm. Given that the CAGWers try to explain why warming has stopped, they claim that the warming is happening in the oceans rather than on land.
    There seems to be a really big disconnect here, for if the CAGWers are correct that all the warming is happening in the oceans, and yet hurricanes are not increasing, but rather declining… well, the problem is obvious.

  9. igor says:

    On the political front,there is a movement to have hurricanes named after politicians who are admitted climate change deniers. Not sure if Canadas politicians are in the mix,you know canada gets hit by these storms as well. http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/3817957

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