Harpie Green MP Caroline Lucas attempted to hijack a debate about the Government's feeble response to Hurricane Irma by banging on about how the storm was caused by man made climate change or, as we used to call it before the world started getting colder, global warming. Rightly she was slammed for being a shameless opportunist, pontificating in the face of real human suffering. But there is a bigger inconvenient truth...the humourless bitch just has not been reading her history books. Something she fails to grasp as she bleats away on twitter.
Hurricane Irma is a category 5 hurricane (the most severe), on that we can all agree with the dreary Lucas. Now for a history lesson and we start with that excellent source of liberal fake news USA Today which reports "Hurricane Irma: Only 3 Category-5 storms have ever hit the U.S." Well up to a point. What USA Today really means is not "ever" but "since records began in c1850." The reality is that there have probably been hundreds or thousands of category 5 hurricanes in millions of years before 1850 but let's just go with the modern era and back to USA Today:
It's been 25 years since a Category 5 hurricane struck the U.S., and Irma could potentially become just the fourth storm of that strength to barrel into the states. Hurricane Irma is a monster storm in the Atlantic with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph. Only one Atlantic hurricane on record, Allen in 1980, contained stronger winds, at 190 mph. The only Category 5 hurricanes to hit the U.S. are Andrew in 1992, Camille in 1969 and an unnamed storm in 1935.
Ok. Ms Lucas can you please explain how a weather pattern that also occurred in 1935, 1969, 1980 and 1992 is evidence of how the large increase in man made carbon emissions since the 60's and accelerating in the 1990s (as per the computer models of your climate change co-religionists) caused all these weather patterns. Where were the SUVs back in 1935? And the fact that Irma is less powerful than Allen in 1980 - again how does that fit with your bodged computer models and belief set?
The most destructive hurricane to hit the USA in modern times was a category 4 storm which hit Galveston killing 6,000 folks back in 1900. Natch that was down to man made climate change caused by carbon emissions too. Right, Ms Lucas. Hurricanes happen every year and whilst the BBC laps up this nonsense about climate change and carbon emissions the history books show a different tale. In ignoring the recurring power of nature, or the way God set up this planet, in ignoring hard facts to support her bogus religion of climate change, Ms Lucas is worse than shameless she is just ignorant.