Nobody Under Drinking Age Has Ever Seen a Category 5 Hurricane

Nobody Under Drinking Age Has Ever Seen a Category 5 Hurricane
August 26, 2013

James M. Taylor

James M. Taylor is senior fellow for environment and energy policy at The Heartland Institute, and... (read full bio)

This weekend marked the 21st anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, the last Category 5 hurricane to strike the United States. As science writer Steven Goddard points out, that means no child alive today has ever experienced a Category 5 hurricane in this country, either personally or through real-time news accounts.

The long-running lack of Category 5 hurricanes stands out in stark contrast to Al Gore’s false claims that global warming is making hurricanes so much stronger that scientists are creating a new class of Category 6 hurricanes.

The National Hurricane Center contradicted Gore’s frequently made claims that hurricane experts are adding a Category 6 hurricane designation in response to more severe hurricanes.

“No, we’re not pursuing any such change,” National Hurricane Center director of public affairs Chris Vaccaro told the Washington Post.

James M. Taylor

James M. Taylor is senior fellow for environment and energy policy at The Heartland Institute, and... (read full bio)