Occasional rainy hurricanes have happened over time and a single one isn't a trend requiring surrender to the UN. Nor can it be blamed on evil American suburbia and automobiles as the NY Times wishes to do. The Times uses a picture of a one-time hurricane event to create panic for the trillion dollar 'climate' industry. 2011 was excessively rainy over parts of the eastern US so when more rain came with Irene the obvious happened. By the time Irene got to New York City it no longer qualified as a hurricane and was mainly rain. Climate profiteer NY Mayor Bloomberg sensationally closed the city down costing billions for no reason.
"Manteo, N.C., residents navigate streets that were flooded by Hurricane Irene in August. Rising tides are likely to mean more frequent coastal flooding." This picture and the NY Times headline are all many busy people will see. The Times may not be aware weather is not 'climate.' The 'climate' movement isn't even about 'climate' according to 3 top UN officials.
8/25/11, "Heed the Warnings, Irene a Rare but Dangerous Hurricane," Weather.com, by Chris Dolce & Tim Ballisty, Meteorologists
"Irene is a hurricane that poses an extraordinary threat and is one that no one has yet experienced in North Carolina to the mid-Atlantic to the Northeast and New England.
- Locations from eastern North Carolina and the eastern Mid-Atlantic states to Long Island to southern New England are all in the potential path of Hurricane Irene.
- There is historical precedence for a hurricane impacting the major metropolitan areas of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast but these hurricanes are rare.
- However, with a population explosion along coastal areas of the Northeast during the past several decades, a hurricane this strong hasn't affected the Northeast urban corridor for at least the past two decades.
- Regardless of track and intensity, Hurricane Irene will cause extensive tree and power line damage. Electricity infrastructure will be greatly compromised for millions if not tens of millions of Americans.
- Extent of water level rise (surge) for local bays, inlets and sounds is dependent on the local geography however suffice to say new high water marks could be set.
- Recent heavy rains over parts of the Northeast, especially New Jersey, have made tree root systems highly vulnerable. Flooding rains combined with high winds will add to tree destruction. Flooding rains are inevitable due to
Ed. note: ie, flooding "due to excessive rain" from rare type of storm, NOT RISING SEA LEVELS.
8/29/11, "New York avoids worst of Hurricane Irene that moves on toward Eastern Canada," the watchers, chillymanjaro
Climate profiteers often use scary pictures unrelated to the topic they're selling:
ap photo from 1998 in Vacaville, Ca. This picture of a NON man-made climate event 12 years earlier accompanied an article about suffering and desolation to come due to man-made climate change (which they say is too much rain or not enough rain).
8/7/10, "When it rains, it pours: Climate change to increase rainfall," USA Today, Doyle Rice
- The article is dominated by the photo taken during completely natural, non-man-made El Nino storms 12 years earlier in 1998 when 17 people died....
Sports Illustrated cover, March 12, 2007, using Major League Baseball to sell global warming:
3/8/12, "A collision of visions on (California) bullet train," LA Times,
They are also a means to alter the state's social, residential and economic fabric....
The fast trains connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco would create new communities of high-density apartments and small homes around stations, reducing the suburbanization of California, rail advocates say. That new lifestyle would mean
11/25/2009, "Global warming industry becomes too big to fail," Timothy Carney, Washington Examiner