Ignorance about climate change
Published 07/04/2010 | 05:00
Thermomaniacs not only imply that we climate-change sceptics are stupid flat-earthers, but also claim that Hurricane Katrina was an example of a man-made disaster resulting from global warming.
The hurricane season which included Katrina only equalled the worst Gulf of Mexico hurricane season some 73 years earlier; and Katrina was not as severe as the Gulf's worst ever hurricane 100 years earlier.
All of this was at a time when we had less than half the world's current population and only a smidgen of today's carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.