“And as we’re talking today, Terry, the death count in Myanmar from the cyclone that hit there yesterday has been rising from 15,000 to way on up there to much higher numbers now being speculated,” Gore said. “And last year a catastrophic storm from last fall hit Bangladesh. The year before, the strongest cyclone in more than 50 years hit China – and we’re seeing consequences that scientists have long predicted might be associated with continued global warming.”
There's a slight problem with that. Not only has the globe not been warming since 1998, not only has a slight cooling trend begun, not only have the oceans been cooling, but the earth is expected to continue cooling for another 10 years.
As if that weren't enough, historically speaking, such extreme weather events are associated with cold periods, such as the Little Ice Age. With Solar Cycle 24 still not showing up, a large El Nino and a PDO shift, I'm increasingly concerned that we're in for some major cooling in the near future.
No time to elaborate with links and references today - I need to get ready for work. I recommend checking out the climate related links in my side bar, instead.