Greg Fishel knows ‘crap’

Leftists work hard to politicize EVERYTHING.  I get hit with their lectures during ANY ESPN broadcast.  The NFL is getting totally politicized this capturegfseason with the whole kneeling nonsense.  Now, here comes WRAL’s Greg Fishel to lecture us troglodytes who went to frat parties, met girls, and had a life instead of cramming for those meteorology classes. 

If you watch the linked clip, you’ll see Greggy lash out at unnamed sources he says are suggesting weather forecasts are trumped up by the government and the media  to fit the global warming environmentalist agenda.  ‘Pure unadulterated crap’ is what Greg says it is.  He even made international news going after Matt Drudge.  Baby-Says-Shut-Up-Picture

Interesting.  Never mind that the weather clique was WAY OFF in telling us what this storm was going to do.  In fact, I’d like to see a forecast that comes close to being on the money.  (I, for one, will never forget sitting in my house on Saturday watching the rain pour down, while my weather.com app says there’s “currently” only a 30% chance of rain.) 

What had Greggy’s panties in a bunch was some recent editorializing by Rush Limbaugh and some pieces in conservative media, like Drudge and The Daily Caller: 

Hurricane Matthew pummeled the U.S. Atlantic coast this week and some scientists and liberal pundits are already linking the storm to global warming after spending the winter smacking down skeptics.

When the inevitable blizzard strikes the East Coast, scientists and environmentalists pop up to warn the public against skeptics who argue winter storms disprove global warming.

But when a hurricane rolls around, those same folks come out of the woodwork to claim such storms are harbingers of of things to come as the world warms from human activities.

Hurricane Matthew is no exception.

“Hurricane Matthew is super strong?—?because of climate change,” Joe Romm, the climate editor at ThinkProgress, recently wrote.

The Huffington Post claimed Matthew “is a reminder of climate change’s potential to turn seasonal weather events into extreme, year-round threats.”

Liberal blogs Slate and Grist have run pieces claiming major hurricanes, like Matthew, shouldn’t be appearing in October. Global warming is the only explanation for it, they claim.

These same publications attacked Republicans who cited winter 2014’s “Polar Vortex” as a major hole in predictions of catastrophic global warming. ThinkProgress, for example, hit Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe for arguing “freezing temperatures across the country to explain climate change science is both ‘laughable’ and rigged.”

Oh, and here comes that whole government involvement that Greg says is, um, crap:

[…] The White House even got involved. President Obama’s science czar John Holdren put out a video arguing the “polar vortex” didn’t disprovewralbutton5-1 global warming — in fact, the freezing winter was caused by global warming, he argued.

“If you’ve been hearing that extreme cold spells like the one we’re having in the United States now disprove global warming, don’t believe it,” Holdren said in a 2014 White House video. “The fact is that no single weather episode can either prove or disprove global climate change.”

“On our current path of unrestricted carbon pollution, NOAA researchers have determined that parts of the East Coast would see Sandy-level storm surges every year by mid-century,” Romm wrote.

“[W]e’re fairly certain that, whether we see more or fewer tropical cyclones, we will see more intense hurricanes and super-typhoons, like Katrina, and Sandy and Haiyan and Patricia and now Matthew,” Penn State University climate scientist Michael Mann told HuffPo.

Such claims are especially interesting because they are just that: claims. It will be decades before scientists can verify if global warming has, or will continue to, make storms more powerful.

So what’s the actual evidence on global warming’s impact on extreme weather? Not much.

“Current datasets indicate no significant observed trends in global tropical cyclone frequency over the past century,” the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) found in 2013. “No robust trends in annual numbers of tropical storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes counts have been identified over the past 100 years in the North Atlantic basin”

“In summary, confidence in large scale changes in the intensity of extreme extratropical cyclones since 1900 is low,” the IPCC found.dumb-reporter-new-york-times

The Washington Post’s Chris Mooney — no skeptic of global warming — wrote “the science isn’t settled on precisely what is happening with hurricanes in the Atlantic.” He cited a recent scientific review on what we can say about hurricanes and climate.

“While no significant trends have been identified in the Atlantic since the late 19th century, significant observed trends in [tropical cyclone] numbers and intensities have occurred in this basin over the past few decades, and trends in other basins are increasingly being identified,” reads the 2016 science review.

“However, understanding of the causes of these trends is incomplete, and confidence in these trends continues to be hampered by a lack of consistent observations in some basins,” the review reads.

Here’s some more reading on the matter. binker roll

I think Greggy misspoke.  The actual ‘unadulterated crap’ is the end-product WRAL News spoon-feeds its dwindling viewer base every night (you know, old folks too tired or out of it to find the remote and change the channel).  

8 thoughts on “Greg Fishel knows ‘crap’

  1. It is Climate Change not global warming. The scientific community labled it warming initially when less was known about the phenomenon but, as the scientific process does, it hones in on a better theory. Science never says it is 100% certain but looks at all the data and the methods behind the data to eventually form consensus. That is what is going on with Climate Change where there is a full body of evidence that supports the theory and very little (mostly flawed) that points to anything else. And we are seeing more and more intense weather extremes worldwide from droughts, to tornados, to flooding, to storms, etc.
    With Hurricane Matthew, lke Sandy and others, it reached its intensity due to elevated ocean temperatures and higher volumes of water with those increased temperatures. That is what hurricanes rely on for building strength. While the science can’t say how much of climate change is human caused, the clear trends show that man made atmospheric pollution is the cause. We need to accept that our lifestyle, while great for the minority of individuals, is throwing most of humanity (and other life) into harms way. We can do better-be smarter and we must. America can lead the way in this effort.

    1. Well PBJ, the only reason it changed to “climate change” is so they can produce hysteria no matter what happens. The whole golbalclimatewarmingchange thing is just a reason for governments to come in and tax us and distribute wealth to the third world.

      All climate change is caused by that big ol’ star up in the sky Any change in the output of the sun will have effects on earth. As an example, I have seen several stories in the past few month about the lack of sunspots and decreasing output of the sun..and the likely ice age coming (sound a bit like the 70’s to you?). The bottom line is all this hysteria is just business as usual for the past billions of years for the earth.

  2. There used to be a difference between “science” and “consensus”. Science is hard and detailed work with strict peer review. Consensus is just polling among friends and co-dependents of that free money we call grants.

    1. And it still is, it is just that sheeple are buying in that the consensus is proven fact….and the “scientists” are keeping the gravy train flowing by promoting it.

      My main problem with the globalchangewarmingclimate issue is that it is based on models. As is shown by the past week “models” cannot even tell you with any certainty what a hurricane will do several days out. Matthew was making a hard right to go back to Florida in almost all models…but right now it is somewhere up around Greenland. Models are easily manipulated too…as has been shown by emails between climate “scientists”, and all have been proven wrong as we have had about 18 years of NO WARMING that was not shown in ANY model.

      1. Unfortunately the drive by’s and politicians think it does. They see that there is power and money to be had with this issue so they promote that consensus is the same as proven science.

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