One of the big items that is supposed to come about because of Global Warming is an increase in the number and the intensity of hurricanes. Many media reports suggest that this type of prognostication is a certainty and is supported by science experts world wide. Below is a link from the local National Weather Service site that has a new report. It says that a study by folks at the Global Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) revealed that data supports a conclusion that global warming would actually cause a decrease in the number and intensity of hurricanes.a
Do you suppose you will see the results of this report trumpeted in the headlines of a newspaper or in the national television news?
While this report may not end up being accurate, it is an indication that perhaps it is wise to question the veracity of reports which lead one to believe this or any other conclusion is agreed upon by a “consensus” of the scientific community. Here is the story:
On This Date In History
In 1906, the city of San Francisco was hit with a very strong earthquake estimated, methinks, to be about 7.9 on the richter scale. How anyone can arrive at that conclusion is beyond me. Ask a seismologist. Anyway, the city was largely destroyed by fire after the big temblor. An interesting aspect of this event was that the Sunset Automotive Company was also destroyed by the fire. To this day, there has not been a successful automotive enterprise on the West Coast of the US.
In 1961, President Kennedy denied to the Soviets that the US was planning an invasion of Cuba to overthrow Fidel Castro. Three days prior to this denial, the President had signed an order authorizing the landing of 1200 Cuban nationals at the Bay of Pigs in the hopes of overthrowing Castro. Those 1200 who were supplied and trained by the CIA, in fact, had landed in Cuba 24 hours before Kennedy issued the denial. In 1969, President Nixon said the prospects for peace in Vietnam had “significantly improved”. This announcement came just two months after the US began its secret bombing of Cambodia. A peace treaty was signed in January of 1973. A little more than two years later, South Vietnam ceased to exist.
I wonder if this date is a good one for US presidents to make proclomations or denials. Or, better yet, maybe we should put our fingers in our ears for the day.
BY THE WAY…the weather looks quiet and really looks great for Thunder Over Louisville. Its plausible that the middle to end of next week, things could get interesting.
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