MIT Global Warming Study Based On Speculation

, Malcolm A. Kline, 3 Comments

The study from MIT that linked recent Hurricane Harvey to global warming didn’t actually examine Harvey.” A new study is making waves in the media, claiming to finally address the question of man-made global warming’s role in Hurricane Harvey’s record-setting rainfall,” Michael Bastasch wrote on The Daily Caller on November 14, 2017. “Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor Kerry Emanuel, a renowned hurricane expert, and his colleagues published their findings on Monday, claiming global warming increased the of risk Hurricane Harvey-level rainfall in southeastern Texas grew since the last century.”

“There’s one huge caveat: Emanuel didn’t actually study Hurricane Harvey itself. Instead, Emanuel’s study is based on thousands of climate model runs to find out the odds a storm will bring the amount of rainfall Hurricane Harvey did when it made landfall in late August 2017.”


3 Responses

  1. Dave Petty

    November 28, 2017 6:58 pm

    So, according to Mr. Kline, a statistical analysis of the connection between drunk driving and automobile crashes is invalid unless one examines each of the alcoholic drinks involved! Or, a statistical analysis of the connection between cigarettes and cancer is invalid unless one examines each of the cigarettes!

    Perhaps this explains why Malcolm poses with a big smile while holding that cigar.

  2. eclecticmn

    December 4, 2017 9:30 pm

    Let’s say that the models DID predict the amount of rainfall Harvey dumped on TX.

    I recall that the models also predicted increasingly severe weather including hurricanes hitting the US for the past 12 years. This failed to happen. Instead there was a record number of years where a major hurricane did NOT hit the US. How many major hurricanes hitting the US did this MIT prof’s model falsely predict?

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