Tuesday, January 04, 2011

How so very convenient

"Hurricanes could become more prevalent with climate change, but the economic pain they deliver might not be recognized as man-made for 260 years," says The New York Times.

That means, it continues, that "smashed homes and ruined roads may not be attributable to greenhouse gases for centuries, according to new research that suggests climate policies like adaptation should be designed without financial evidence of climate-enhanced windstorms".

So, let me get this straight. We have absolutely no evidence that man-made climate change is causing or will cause more hurricanes, and are unlikely to have that evidence for an impossibly long time – after everyone currently living is long dead – if ever. Therefore, we should proceed on the basis that it is proven.

And these people want us to believe they are sane?