Climate change is very real. Global warming creates volatility. I feel it when I’m flying. The storms are more volatile. We are paying the price in more hurricanes and tornadoes.
Detroit News interview, August 10, 2009, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.) – appointed to the Senate Energy Committee
A few points:
1. Senator, if you are REALLY concerned, STOP FLYING. Take the first step Senator! Show us all that you are no hypocrite.
2. There has been no increase in number Hurricanes (see Hurricane.com). Some scientists even argue that IF global warming were real, the number of hurricanes could drop. Since 2004 the following 4 seasons have been quite mild. And see what the NOAA said yesterday here: http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2009/20090811_tropical.html
3. 2009 has been a mild year for Tornados. (See, e.g. http://www.examiner.com/x-219-Denver-Weather-Examiner~y2009m4d14-2009-tornado-season-deadly-but-below-average-thus-far).
4. Tens of thousands of scientists disagree about whether global warming is real (see http://www.petitionproject.org/ and see on the US Senate site, http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.SenateReport with more scientists doubting than who wrote the original UN report.).
The citizens of Michigan have elected a real WINNER in Senator Debbie Stabenow! Talk about being out of touch with reality, “feeling” global warming from an airplane.
I “feel” that Senator Debbie Stabenow has a sub-room temperature (pre-Global Warming room temperature) IQ. Senator Stabenow, if you are really representing Michigan, look at the number of jobs Cap and Trade (aka Cap and Tax) will cost your state.