First, it was the 17-year hiatus in global warming, despite record levels of carbon emissions over the past several decades. Now, there’s a report showing that the number of hurricanes has reached a 30-year low. And like the warming hiatus, alarmists will certainly have an excuse for this one. Here’s the Daily Caller:
The “hurricane drought” in the U.S. continues, as last year saw the lowest number of hurricanes since 1982, according to government storm data.
For the 2013 hurricane season — which runs from June 1st to November 30th — thirteen named storms formed in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. Only two of those storms reached hurricane strength, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The National Hurricane Center reports: “BASED ON THE 30-YEAR CLIMATOLOGY… THE AVERAGE LEVEL OF ACTIVITY IN THE BASIN IS 12 NAMED STORMS…6 HURRICANES…AND 3 MAJOR HURRICANES. FOR 2013…THE NUMBER OF NAMED STORMS WAS NEAR AVERAGE…BUT THE NUMBERS OF HURRICANES AND MAJOR HURRICANES WERE WELL BELOW AVERAGE.”
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The Center adds: “THERE WERE NO MAJOR HURRICANES IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC BASIN FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1994. AND THE NUMBER OF HURRICANES THIS YEAR WAS THE LOWEST SINCE 1982.”
Then what’s with all the talk from Democrats, especially the President, about extreme weather patterns like tornados and hurricanes? The media had to make it sound like those violent weather patterns were on the rise, and that global warming was the cause. But it turns out that those phenomena are declining. Either that, or the National Hurricane Center is paid off by the evil Koch brothers.