Watch out for flawed arguments about climate change and hurricanes
In the wake of Harvey, Irma and Maria, there is intense pressure to use hurricanes to galvanize support toward carbon emissions cuts.
This is unfortunate. The pundits have convinced more than half of Americans of something that is factually wrong.
Hurricane Harvey had no sooner struck in August of this year than the pundits jumped in:
A Politico commentator wrote, “We knew this would happen, decades ago.” Joe Romm at ThinkProgress warned ominously, “Harvey is exactly the kind of off-the-charts hurricane we can expect to see more often because of climate change.”