Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Katrina + 1 year

As might be expected, the environment police were on the war path on the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. This article on the BBC website is a companion to a feature on the "Today" program yesterday morning.

What bothers me most about this automatic coupling of "man-made global warming" to bad hurricane seasons is that there is little evidence for the connection. Severe hurricane seasons randomly come and go (Galveston in 1900 had a far greater loss of life than New Orleans in 2005). Too bad that no-one was allowed into the BBC's studios to point this out during the very "earnest" plug by Mr. Simms for his political views.

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