Gut Rumbles

May 17, 2005

we're all gonna die again!

You can wait for this forecast to be revised, depending on what actually happens this year. Trying to reason with hurricane season is just one of the few down-sides of living near the coast in the southeast United States.

Florida got pummelled last year. I rode to Miami back in December and I could still see houses with blue tarp roofs, nekkid palm trees, billboards with no boards on them and whole stands of trees either bent or broken in the same direction. Hurricanes are BAD motherfuckers.

But I don't put a lot of stock in these predictions. Even using the best technology and expertese we have, it's still all guesswork. I can give an accurate prediction myself: We're going to see some hurricanes this year. One or two will be BIG ones, and they will hit somewhere in the United States.

The Atlantic and Caribbean basin will see 12 to 15 tropical storms during the season, NOAA said. From seven to nine of those storms will become hurricanes and three to five of the hurricanes will be major ones, with sustained winds exceeding 110 mph (177 kph), the agency said.

I see a lot of fudge factor built into these predictions. But I'm a skeptic when it comes to "climate science" anyway.


The global warming proponents have to perpetuate their scare tactics and cover their asses by making outrageous predictions. The only changes that I've seen are better communications and increased populations in hurricane prone areas along with increased rhetoric. This probably has more to do with allocation of federal funding for the fiscal year's budget at NOAA, once again they have to justify their existence.

Posted by: Jack on May 17, 2005 11:29 AM

Oh hell, hurricanes are a fact of life in Florida just as tornados are in Oklahoma and earthquakes and wierdos are in San Francisco. Those of us who are natives or have lived here for years have learned to expect the blow and generally worry as much about the unforecasted tropical winds off the gulf than the damn hurricanes.

Batten down the hatches boys, she's gonna blow!

Posted by: GUYK on May 17, 2005 11:40 AM

Name one 'proponent' of global warming. Or, better yet, go to the dictionary and look up proponent to see what it means.

Posted by: Rodrigo on May 17, 2005 02:15 PM

A person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

Can't see much wrong with that usage, Rod

BTW I read today that all the azaleas and cherry trees are blooming EARLY in D.C. More so than any time from ALL THE WAY BACK TO 1971!!!. Propouded as proof that Global Warning is happening......RIGHT NOW, IN YOUR BACKYARD!

I can't write any more now. I have to run down and buy my Coffin. I'm going to need it SOON when the world burns up!

Fuck 'em and feed 'em beans.

$%%%^ %&**$%^%^ !@^&%&$

Posted by: Wes Jackson on May 17, 2005 06:48 PM

Hmmm... My earlier comment must have offended someone since it got deleted from here. Wonder how I pissed someone off talking about hurricanes in Florida. Oh well WTF.

Posted by: assrot on May 17, 2005 07:43 PM

I call bullshit on that prediction :

We get the same thing here ; each year some be-spectacled twat predicting a "greater than usual" number of cyclones. Usually with the added comment that some are predicted to be stronger than ever before and that such'n'such number of them is expected to cross the coast.

Each time they get proven wrong.

Posted by: efa on May 17, 2005 09:45 PM
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