This Date In 1926

Hurricane Florence is one of many signs of climate change, and those who deny it are complicit in the destruction

  • Washington Post  September 18, 2018

On this date in 1926, an actual category four hurricane hit Miami.

20 Sep 1926, 11 – The Boston Globe at

Meanwhile, the progressive and enlightened Washington Post says the evil thoughts of climate skeptics caused hurricane Florence.

Climate change is real. Welcome to the new normal. – The Washington Post

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32 Responses to This Date In 1926

  1. sunsettommy says:

    It is hard to deal with people like Eugene Robinson who is an ignoramus, making highly misleading claims that are easily smashed, because he writes in one of the worst newspaper in America, the Washington Compost.

    Harvey was stalled BECAUSE of two pressure systems that were already in place (which was PREDICTED ahead of time) partly on land and on water, thus continually sucking up moisture and energy to keep itself alive longer than usual.

    Jo Bastardi destroyed the warmist narrative in this post:

    ‘No clue’! Joe Bastardi BUSTS climate alarmists linking Florence to global warming

    “First up, Bastardi asks where was the Axios report weeks ago when models showed it coming, “strictly due to natural forcing”: ”


    “Also left out of the Axios report, an explanation why there a fewer major hurricane landfalls now than in the past:”

    • Josh says:

      ACE Index Global shows no rise sonce 1990.

    • Don B says:

      Things are getting worse? No.
      “The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in the history of the United States, with 27,000 square miles inundated up to a depth of 30 feet. ”
      “Cuba got hammered by more than 100 inches of rain when Hurricane Flora sat over the island for four days in 1963. And even earlier, in 1909 before hurricanes were named, a storm dropped more than 96 inches of rain on Jamaica. In more recent history, Wilma dumped more than 62 inches of rain on Mexico in 2005 and Hurricane Mitch, blamed for killing more than 11,000 in Central America in 1998, soaked Nicaragua with more than 62 inches, according to records compiled by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecaster David Roth.”

  2. Jimmy Haigh says:

    For those on the left “climate” is a difficult concept. It’s beyond their ability to comprehend.

  3. DCA says:

    Now I’m really confused.

    He is saying that those who are skeptical – and actually do more eco-friendly activities than true AGW believers – are the ones who are complicit in destructive hurricanes.

    So, I suppose we should all be lazier – like the true AGW believers.

    • Disillusioned says:

      Some are lazy. Others are working feverishly, desperately to protect their paradigm. The AGW troll here recently (who labels you and me “deniers”) so far will not tell us what’s at risk.

      • Steven Fraser says:

        And their paradigm’s only worth… about 20 cents.

      • RAH says:

        Something has their dander up lately. Harrison Ford and Paul McCartney are both out there harping and calling skeptics names of late. You would think that both would be old enough to know better.

        • Disillusioned says:

          When I was young, I thought I knew more than my elders.

          When I became middle aged, I realized I did not.

          The closer I get to becoming an elder, I realize that not all elders have the wisdom of old age. Many are sheep who believe anything the Mockingbird media disseminate. Sad.

          My mother in her 80s – thankfully – is aware.

  4. sunsettommy says:

    Right now there is, one CYCLONE WAVE (40% CHANCE) , ONE Tropical Depression, zero Tropical Storms and zero Hurricanes anywhere on the planet!

    The peak of the tropical season in mid September……, yet it is quiet.


    • RAH says:

      Another potential danger period coming. Not from the MDR but forming in the western Caribbean and along the west coast of Mexico coming up into CA.

      • sunsettommy says:

        That Mexican one is a cyclone wave with a 40% chance to become a Tropical Depression.

        The other one (Issac) has a 0% change to become a Tropical Depression.

        • sunsettommy says:

          Tropical Weather Outlook
          NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
          200 PM EDT Tue Sep 18 2018

          For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

          The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Depression Joyce, located several hundred miles south of the Azores. The NOAA Weather Prediction Center has issued the final advisory on Post-Tropical Cyclone Florence, located just off the coast of New England.

          Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

          Forecaster Brown

          • RAH says:

            Joyce is a nothing burger. The potentially dangerous conditions that will make development possible I’m talking about will not manifest for about a week. Check out Joe Bastardi’s daily update today. He has mentioned this second danger period coming several times recently and is sticking with it.

    • Gator says:

      Obama to take credit in 3,2,1…

  5. John F. Hultquist says:

    Give any of the newspaper folks a blank sheet of paper and a #2 pencil and ask for an explanation of Highs and Lows and relationship to the track of a hurricane, in short order all you would have is a blank sheet of paper. Or doodles spawned by Trump derangement syndrome. Their learning seems to have stopped as soon as they learned how to make words.

    RE Eric Holthaus: His youth and lack of experience shows.
    It is a mystery as to what he knows about meteorology, weather, or climate.
    Not much, comes to mind.

  6. Jeff Jones says:

    Hmmm . . a couple years ago climate experts predicted severe storms would be stronger and more frequent. Now they will be slower and wetter. I wonder when the joy of real discovery morphs into the joy of supporting a political agenda. Luckily in my almost 70 years I haven’t morphed.

  7. Mr GrimNasty says:

    It’s getting ever more daft in the UK. The remanants of Helene was given a danger to life warning as it swung our way. And now our first named storm ‘Ali’ has been given the same.

    I’m sure it’s not impossible someone will die by wave or branch or skid, but this is insanely disproportionate for 40-80mph gusts.

  8. Mddwave says:

    His second statement doesn’t match the logic of the first statement.

    “But climate scientists say that global warming should make such storms wetter, slower and more intense — which is exactly what seems to be happening. And if we fail to act, these kinds of devastating weather events will likely become even more frequent and more severe.”

    “Should make”/“what seems” don’t have the same probability as do “fail to act”/“will likely”.

  9. Mddwave says:

    His statement “You don’t have to be a scientist to understand why that makes sense.” doesn’t make sense. He assumes that the world is linear. Man burns more carbon, carbon dioxide goes up, greenhouse heating goes up, air temperature goes up. The world is NOT a simple linear relationship, but extremely complex non-linear world. There are not many non scientists that understand non-linear relationship.

    Although vast improvements have been made in hurricane forecast modeling, but look at how much uncertainty there was in the hurricane models week before hurricane Florence from the actual path.

  10. AndyDC says:

    There is no doubt in my mind that Trump has loaded the dice for hurricanes to be bigger and smaller, as well as faster and slower.

  11. Psalmon says:

    There is a push on to eliminate the Saffir-Simpson scale that correlates wind speed and damage. As a reminder, “Hurricane” Florence did not register a sustained wind measured at landfall of over 65mph, meaning Florence was a large tropical rain storm. Florence also created only a FIVE foot storm surge (and most of that was at low tide) even though the popular reporting was 7-11 feet.

    We are being set up.

    Reducing the value of visible damage will allow them (as they do now) to claim any level of wind any level of surge without accountability, and make every storm a major hurricane…of course caused by…you know.

    • Gator says:

      They are also doing this with inflated body counts, that include deaths months after the storm is gone.

      • Caleb Shaw says:

        The body count for Katrena included people who were successfully evacuated to Texas, but died there due to “stress”.

        Soon people who have heart attacks watching tv in distant lands will be included.

        • Gator says:

          The official Katrina death toll is a complete fiction.

          John Mutter, a professor of geophysics at Colombia University’s Earth Institute, compiled what is now the official list, and then promptly removed it. On the list were murder-suicides and many, many other non-storm related deaths. Mutter refuses to discuss his “list” with anyone.

          • GCsquared says:

            I hope Mutter’s list included the deaths caused by the anxiety associated with worrying about the relation between Global Warming and Katrina ;-).

  12. Caleb Shaw says:

    What I shake my head at is the unnamed scientists I notice are increasingly mentioned by the media as they spew out their Global Warming hype.

    For example, “Scientists at Princeton, echoing earlier studies, have noticed hurricanes are slower due to global warming, and…”

    They used to at least give the scientist an actual name, when exploiting the “appeal-to-authority” blather. I wonder if scientists are becoming less likely to subscribe to that nonsense, now that follow-up funding is less certain, with President Trump in office.

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