NBC’s Roker Now Says Climate Change Causing Fewer Hurricanes

After the liberal media spent years telling viewers that climate change would increase the frequency and severity of hurricanes, on Friday, NBC’s Today show weatherman Al Roker revealed that the changing climate would actually decrease the number of storms during the upcoming hurricane season.

“And just in, we have an update for our hurricane season 2018 from the National Hurricane Center....the August update is that we’ve got a 60% chance of a below-normal hurricane season. That would be great news,” Roker announced during a weather report in the 7:30 a.m. ET half hour. He then explained the cause:

 

 

There are a couple of reasons for this. Unfortunately, because of the rapidly melting icecaps due to climate change, the sea surface temperatures in the tropical Atlantic are much colder than average. So, all that ice, that literally ice water coming into the Atlantic, keeping things cool. And a developing El Nino may actually increase wind shear, basically, tear apart storms as they come off the coast of Africa.

So despite repeated predictions from the press that hurricane seasons would become increasingly worse, the reality in 2018 is the exact opposite.

As Hurricanes Harvey and Irma made landfall in August and September of 2017, the media immediately went to work blaming climate change:

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Roker himself joined in the fearmongering, warning viewers: “With climate change coming, now today once every 16 years you’ve got a chance of getting flooding like this. And as we go forward to 2090, it could be once every five and a half years you could have a Harvey-like Texas event.”

In 2013, he similarly blamed climate change for Superstorm Sandy devastating the northeast.

On August 3, Roker used his forecast segment to deliver a lecture on the impact of climate change.

Here is a transcript of Roker’s August 10 report:

7:35 AM ET

CRAIG MELVIN:  Al Roker’s standing by with a check of that weekend forecast. Hey there.

AL ROKER: Hi guys. And just in, we have an update for our hurricane season 2018 from the National Hurricane Center. So far this year, four named storms, two hurricanes. On average, we’d get two named storms by this time and one hurricane. However, the forecast, the August update is that we’ve got a 60% chance of a below-normal hurricane season. That would be great news.

There are a couple of reasons for this. Unfortunately, because of the rapidly melting icecaps due to climate change, the sea surface temperatures in the tropical Atlantic are much colder than average. So, all that ice, that literally ice water coming into the Atlantic, keeping things cool. And a developing El Nino may actually increase wind shear, basically, tear apart storms as they come off the coast of Africa.

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