"Extreme weather" does not justify extreme political agenda (Opinion from Sen. Jeff Sessions)

Senator Jeff Sessions - AlabamaBy Senator Jeff Sessions

It has been eight years since the last major hurricane struck the United States—a lull that experts call an “extended and intense hurricane drought,” the longest such drought since reliable records began in the 19th century.

This is welcome news for Alabamians. The nation still remembers Hurricane Camille (a Category 5 storm) that hit our region in 1969. Hurricane Frederic (a Category 3 storm) made landfall at Dauphin Island in September 1979, leaving widespread devastation and a tree on the roof of my home in Mobile. Hurricane Opal (a Category 4 storm) struck Alabama in October 1995. And it doesn’t take a major hurricane to cause tremendous damage, as “Superstorm Sandy” demonstrated.

We face other forms of extreme weather too, like droughts, floods, and tornado outbreaks that can leave a wide path of destruction. Extreme weather happens, and we should all take common-sense, cost-effective steps to plan, prepare, and respond. The federal government has a key role to play there.

But the Obama Administration, congressional Democrats, and other climate alarmists are now pointing to extreme weather in a desperate attempt to promote their political agendas at the expense of hardworking Americans.

There is a reason for this dubious strategy…

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  • Benjamin Harrison

    IIRC, didn’t they supposedly “predict” higher volumes of category 2+ hurricanes? How did that turn out? The real problem here is that postdiction isn’t science. It really isn’t. Real science is about testing the hypothesis which is either true or false. If false, or failed to prove, then you need to rethink what the assumption is. What’s funny is that postdiction is notorious from being of the likes of plenty of not so reputable people. It’s better to explain, and honestly, that perhaps some kind of new understanding needs to be sought after.

  • Rob N. Hood

    A largest in recorded history Typhoon anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

  • Fark Wad

    The annual global warming season is approaching int he northern hemisphere…..it’s called summer.

  • Isaac Pentlin

    I have heard where Earth goes thru 100k yrs cycles. Therefore, the issue would be where is the earth along this 100k cycle? Since earth is 3.5 billion years old, why have we not have this problem before? The commercialization of global warming fanaticism is like the commercialization of Jesus Christ with Chritmas.

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