Aug 27 2011

Pathetic Fear Mongering Over Irene

Published by at 7:58 am under All General Discussions,Global Warming

Why anyone listens to the morons on the green left any more is the only mystery left surrounding the now disproved theory of CO2 induced global warming.They are running around like Chicken Little screaming ‘the sky is falling, the sky is falling’ at each normal weather event now.

In a truly cosmic case of irony, the cries of doom prior to Irene landing came just as all the energy was dissipating from that storm and bringing the East Coast of America an above average wet weekend. For example take Brad Johnson, hand-wringer extraordinaire:

Hurricane Irene is bearing down on the Outer Banks of North Carolina as a Category Two storm, and is expected to track a path of destruction up the densely populated Atlantic coast, with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordering the first-ever mandatory evacuation of low-lying areas of the city. As the U.S. government report “Global Climate Change Impacts in the US” summarized in 2009, warming of the oceans is causing Atlantic hurricanes to become more intense and dangerous:

Before Brad could even catch is frightened breathe, Irene was falling apart yesterday afternoon. By this morning it limped to shore a Cat 1. Sadly, Brad is not the only easily excitable green lefty out there. Mayor Bloomberg probably pulled the trigger a little too quickly based on the ridiculous hype this storm has received. The Nanny state went into pure and pathetic melt down yesterday, and is not looking good this morning. Remember the story of the boy who cried “Wolf!” folks.

I suggest we remember humankind has survived much worse than this many times in our history, usually with much less technology and basically no warning at all. It is strange that all our fancy modern warnings have produced is rampant fear mongering- instead of sober preparations.

Update: More over at Hot Air (aptly named today).

9 responses so far

9 Responses to “Pathetic Fear Mongering Over Irene”

  1. kathie says:

    How many gazillion will this hyp cost each state?

  2. WWS says:

    Even with Katrina, the damage came (as has been documented many times) NOT from the actual hurricane, but from the flood that came after BECAUSE flood control infrastructure had been ignored and left to rot for 30 years!

    Little talked about but true: the Mississippi coast was hit far harder than New Orleans was.

  3. [...]  It was an odd thing to say, something obviously off script but it falls in line nicely with this from AJStrata:In a truly cosmic case of irony, the cries of doom prior to Irene landing came just as all the [...]

  4. lurker9876 says:

    We always get this kind of hype after each hurricane and some tropical storms. It seems that we get more impacts from the sum of tropical storms than the hurricanes we get, sans Ike. Rita left us a few branches and limbs to clean up and we had to deal with the extreme heat following it. Cool weather followed Ike, thank goodness.

    Where ever the eye hits makes a difference to where you are. When the eye of hurricane Allen went by Alvin (about 30 minutes west of us), we got no rain and some wind.

    The news stations need to stop talking about these hurricanes in a non-stop fashion. I get tired of it.

  5. momdear1 says:

    How about give these guys some slack. Not everyone is a genius. Most of us will agree that it is better to be safe than sorry. Nobody wants to be the Laughton Childs who let Hurricane Andrew devestate Florida right after Gov, Carroll Campbell had handled Hurricane Hugo so efficiently that there was only one death, from a fallen tree, even though the winds were clocked at 100 miles per hour when Hugo hit Charlotte NC which is at least 150 miles inland. SC looked like a 100 mile wide tornado had gone across the state after Hugo went through, but thanks to gov. Campbell’s quick action, the National
    Gurad evacuated the beach areas, which were devastated, and had trucks loaded with water and ice which followed close behind the storm. Maybe Bloomberg thought it was better to take a chance on looking like a fool than ending up filling body bags by the hundreds.

  6. dhunter says:

    Remember the admonishment of the little ballerina mayor of Chitown “a crisis is a terrible thing to waste”.

    Look for the socialists to use this “crisis” to demand more taxpayer spending for their favored constituents, (unions and non taxpayers/leeches), to showcase the validity of their global baloney, to blame for the recession, rapidly becoming a depression, to showcase that in fact the commander in liar is a great leader since he cut his vacation a day short to return to duty leaving the girls and dog in the path of destruction and to take separate planes home as they did on their departure, or did the dog return with the liar? Seems the dog is the only thing hanging with the commander in Lyin kING!
    Whatever the destruction from this storm rest assured the solutions and actions the socialists take in response will have a greater negative impact on We The People!

  7. momdear1 says:

    Can you imagine how much it woudl cost New York City if even one homeless person drowned in one of their subways?

  8. WWS says:

    So, what were the horrifyingly high wind speeds in NYC today – 30 mph???

    Rick Perry farts harder than that.

  9. [...] As I noted yesterday the news media hype over Irene was pathetic – but that is the news media, not the NWS. The weather service, operating under NOAA, expends enormous money to fly sophisticated weather satellites and radar stations around the nation. It has invested many millions in perfecting the art of forecasting so that we have a prayer of understanding where danger may come. The fact New Orleans ignored the warnings of Katrina is not the NWS fault, nor was the hype of Irene. [...]