Thursday, August 02, 2007

Weather vs. politics

In An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore devotes much time to hinting that Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was tied to Geo. Bush's election in 2000 after the Florida recounts failed to turn Gore's way. The recent hurricane seasons, however, have failed to meet Al Gore's expectations. Forcasters are now talking about "cooler-than-expected water temperatures" to explain the slow 2007 hurricane season. The 2006 hurricane season was also below the expectations of global catastrophe theorists.

Since predicting the weather is hard enough using science, it is not surprising that predictions based instead on politics do even worse.

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