Please give generously to the Philippines Red Cross.
With that said, there’s a rather heated discussion going on between ScienceBlog’s Greg Laden and Anthony Watts of WattsUpWithThat. It appears to have begun on the thread of the WattsUpWithThat guest post by Paul Homewood “Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda – another overhyped storm that didn’t match early reports”. After a few comments on the thread, Greg Laden wrote a post at ScienceBlog titled WUWT Science Denialist Blog Hits New, Historic Low.
Greg Laden begins his second paragraph:
At the moment, nobody is really saying that Haiyan’s strength, size, power, or even existence is specifically the direct result of global warming…
Nobody? Greg Laden did exactly what he said no one had done when continued with:
…although it is of course impossible to remove the effects of global warming from ANY weather event because global warming is part of climate change and guess what … weather arises from the climate. The climate has changed, so ALL of our weather is affected by climate change.
Did Greg Laden miss the HuffPo article by 350.org’s Jamie Henn. Its title is “Super Typhoon Haiyan Is a Wake-Up Call for UN Climate Summit”? Did Greg Laden also miss the Mirror article by Simon Redfern. Its title: “Typhoon Haiyan: As climate change continues, we should expect more devastating storms”. Did Greg Laden even miss Andrew Freedman’s post “Super Typhoon Haiyan: A Hint of What’s to Come?”
Or did Greg Laden simply choose to ignore what was implied by those with beliefs similar to his own when he jumped up on his myopic high horse? Obviously, based on the samples linked above, there are numerous global warming enthusiasts who wrote articles in efforts to use the misfortunes of the people of the Philippines to further political agendas, which is a practice that I personally find appalling.
It appears to me that Greg Laden tried, and failed, to write a post in an effort to reduce the popularity of WattsUpWithThat, while ignoring the despicable practices of his fellow climate change alarmists.