"And the timing of them, combined with the historic awfulness of them, feels more sinister than simple coincidence, does it not?"
"Feels more sinister"? -- The arguments for catastrophic global warming have jumped the shark.
Fact: Until August 25, 2017, when Harvey came ashore, the United States (including Hawaii) went a record 11 years and 10 months without a major hurricane. The period of record is from 1850 to the present. The former record was from 1900 to 1906, so we nearly doubled the previous record -- very good news.
Fact: Worldwide, there is no upward trend in hurricanes. See the data for yourself (below).
|Both graphs courtesy Dr. Roger Pielke, Jr., click to enlarge|
Is global warming an issue? Yes, it is, as I have stated many times. But, exaggeration or appeals to feelings do far more harm than good.