Now here’s a real hurricane

Once again, conservative commentators get the job done. This time — about hurricane Irma and hurricane Harvey. Here’s the lede of the above-titled article from the American Thinker email newsletter. I love it.

Do liberals think hurricanes on other planets are caused by the Industrial Revolution, too?

Here is Brian C. Joondeph writing at American Thinker:

When it rains, it pours. And blows. Hurricane season is in full swing: first Harvey, now Irma. Jose is lurking in the Caribbean. Others are incubating off the western coast of Africa.

Hurricanes are nothing new, including massive storms like Irma bearing down on Florida. Here is a list of super-storms dating back to the time of Columbus. This is long before gas-guzzling cars, air conditioners, carbon footprints, and Trump supporters.

Hurricanes are part of weather, impossible to accurately predict, as there are too many variables with interactions we don’t fully understand. Weather is part of our climate system. Climate can’t be predicted with any accuracy. As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change notes, “[t]he climate system is a coupled non-linear chaotic system, and therefore the long-term prediction of future climate states is not possible.”

What if we looked beyond Planet Earth for some guidance on hurricanes? Let’s not look in some faraway Star Wars galaxy, but closer to home on Jupiter.  Jupiter is a mysterious planet covered in clouds, and far larger than Earth — so big that 1,300 Earths could fit inside. One of the defining characteristics of Jupiter is its Great Red Spot.

It’s believed to be a massive hurricane, two to three times larger than Planet Earth, with wind speeds making Irma look like a summer breeze — over 400 miles per hour. It’s not transient like our hurricanes. This storm was first recorded in 1831, but it may have been discovered as far back as 1665.

Read more: American Thinker

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