Those were the epic words of Al Gore tying the devastation of a Cat-3 hurricane that came ashore in a city that failed to evacuate and government utterly failed. The problem is that Gore asserted the nightmare wasn’t due to the failure to evacuate but that man-made Global Warming was sending a signal to us and that many more Cat-3 storms would be on the way. That was in 2006.
Six years later and NOW weather folks are worried that we’re too complacent because we’re not getting hit often enough. From the Weather Channel:
As the U.S. nears 2,500 days without a Category 3 or higher hurricane, weather and disaster experts worry that Hurricanes Wilma, Katrina and Rita will become hazy memories and Americans will go soft, letting their batteries die, misplacing their flashlights and forgetting their emergency plans.
“Nobody thinks it’s going to happen. Nobody prepares,” says Scott Pinto, 48, food and beverage manager for Historic Inns of Key West.
Actually, we were all told it was going to happen more often with greater intensity. And it hasn’t. Instead the alarmists are focusing on sea level and drought issues. There’s always something. But it is worth noting that the catastrophic predictions of Gore have absolutely NOT come true. I will stand by my predictions since the beginning of this blog. We will get hit, eventually, that’s just the way it works and not because my vehicle doesn’t get 60MPG.
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