In recent weeks, you’ve probably heard a diatribe or two about climate change from leftists, and subsequently wanted to blow your brains out. The left claims we’ve never seen hurricanes this strong before. Now, I’ll readily admit to you I’m not a climatologist. So, it’s probably best if I defer to the experts on this matter.
The risk posed by intensification of North Atlantic hurricane activity remains controversial, in part due to a lack of available storm proxy records that extend beyond the relatively stable climates of the late Holocene. Here we present a record of storm-triggered turbidite deposition offshore the Dry Tortugas, south Florida, USA, that spans abrupt transitions in North Atlantic sea-surface temperature and Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) during the Younger Dryas (12.9–11.7 ka). Despite potentially hostile conditions for cyclogenesis in the tropical North Atlantic at that time, our record and numerical experiments suggest that strong hurricanes may have regularly affected Florida. Less severe surface cooling at midlatitudes (~20°–40°N) than across much of the tropical North Atlantic (~10°–20°N) in response to AMOC reduction may best explain strong hurricane activity during the Younger Dryas near the Dry Tortugas and possibly along the entire southeastern coast of the United States.
That’s a lot of big, fancy words.
Translated for us non-nerds, that means hardcore hurricanes have been rearing their ugly mugs for at least the last 12,000 years. Now, my math skills are nothing to write home about and, like I said, I’m no expert. But, I’m pretty sure that’s about 11,800 years before humans lit up their first chunk of coal.
This isn’t the first time a study came out that opposed climate alarmists tin-hat-worthy theories (read Surprise! Scientific Study Shows Climate Change Likely Not Man-Made…). Yet, they still claim all the science is on their side. Or, at least 97 percent of it. I suppose they’ll claim this study is part of the other 3.
I’m sure this study won’t have any impact on leftists. They seem to think hurricanes never existed before the advent of the Ford F-150 and they’re sticking to that. But, they’re being disingenuous when they say there’s no room for debate.
Especially when actual scientists say otherwise: