When Al Gore is faced with reports of numbing cold and record snow, he says "Weather is not climate."
However, when Katrina hit, or Australia suffered drought, or fires burned out of control in Russia, Al said these are signs of global warming.
Come to think of it, now Al claims that any unusual weather is proof of global warming.
In that regard, so does Dr. Kevin Trenberth.
Desperation is rampant in the camps of the true believers in anthropogenic global warming.
They are dying for Nature to throw them a crumb.
The latest direct hit they are taking is a study that shows warming reduces the strongest winds. That is part of the explanation of why hurricanes and tornados have been so quiet for several years. That plus normal cyclical variations that track well to a natural 30-year cycle of increasing and decreasing storm energy.
Of interest in the study was a photo of the cover of Gore's book "Our Choice - How We Can Solve The Climate Crisis (Young Reader's Edition)." In keeping with Al's hurricane obsession, it shows three northern hemisphere hurricanes. Two are rotating counter-clockwise, and one clockwise. That is definitely a first for northern hemisphere hurricanes. Prior to Al and his expertise, they all rotated the same direction.
Quick, Al! What's the right direction for northern hemisphere hurricanes?
That's right, Al, counter-clockwise.
Two out of three, or 67%, is about what one would expect from the mediocre student Al was in his collegiate days.
Having a U S Senator for a father really helps when your grades are too low to get you into Harvard, doesn't it Al?