'Washington Post' Blames Hurricane Harvey on Climate Change
Hurricane season is upon us. That may not mean much to you west-siders out there. For us East-Coasters, that means a months-long headache. Dodging wind-borne projectiles. The impossible quest of keeping your yard clean. Wasting hours of your life away in the checkout line at Walmart, behind paranoid ladypersons with cartloads of batteries and chicken noodle soup. In other words, Hell. Have you seen what people wear while shopping at Walmart? Exactly.
Not everyone is peeved by hurricane season. Leftists are jumping for joy over the opportunity to deliver unto us the gospel of Al Gore. Just take a look-see at this article from the Washington Post.
Singling out Harvey as some kind of climate-driven anomaly would be a big mistake.
Yes, glad we agreed on that. Should be the end of the article. But wait, stupidity a-hoy!
Yet the climate influence is still something we need to consider, says Kerry Emanuel, a hurricane theorist at MIT.
“The storm is a bit more intense, bigger and longer lasting than it otherwise would be,” added Kevin Trenberth, a climate researcher with the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado.
WTF, how does he know how severe a hurricane should be? Was Kevin present for all the hurricanes in the history of time? What aren't you telling us, Kevin?
And then there’s sea level — it’s higher along the Texas coast than it was 100 years ago or more. At least part of that is due to climate change and its melting of ice and swelling of ocean water — though there are other factors in the mix too, like the subsidence of land.
So in sum: Harvey’s expected damage will mainly be attributable to the simple fact that it’s a strong summer hurricane that is not only going to hit the U.S., but will do so along an unfortunate path, and is expected to linger, dumping huge amounts of rain. But the climatic and sea level context is also shaping this storm, as is inevitably true for other hurricanes as well. We should neither overplay that, nor forget it.
"We should neither overplay that, nor forget it." What's this guy's definition of "overplay"? Is it the same as Amy Schumer's definition of funny? Or Tess Holliday's definition of beauty?
Now, I'm not trying to downplay the seriousness of hurricanes. They kill people, bruh. But Harvey isn't anything we haven't endured before. There have been more powerful hurricanes before and there'll be more after. Alas, leftists aren't going to let reality stop them from sounding the alarm of the end-times.
Leftists are trying to blame hurricanes on our pickup trucks. Fact: superstorms were wreaking havoc on our coast long before the Dodge RAM hit the market. The Washington Post can muse about how much weaker Harvey would have been if X and Y were different. In the end? It amounts to zero. Hurricanes are nothing new.
Notice also how the Post blames climate change for the hurricane, then backtracks from those claims? It's called covering their own flaming anuses. Or "speaking out both sides of their flapping clap traps." Even they know they're full of crap.
Just like with everything else, the left is using this hurricane as an opportunity to advance their political agenda. When the last traces of the storm have cleared, they'll be exploiting the aftermath to bash Trump for his response. No matter how good or bad it actually is. They'll also show us footage of flooded houses and chastise us for running our air-conditioners when we're not home. But they'll only show us houses of people belonging to a certain race. Or houses of unfortunate lesbians. Mark my words.
The big takeaway? Hurricanes and other naturally occurring disasters are all your fault, you carbon-producing heathen. Shame on you. Go buy a Tesla and burn more coal.
While we're on the subject...