CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen rebuts arguments from alarmists that recent hurricanes are evidences of the damages of global warming. Indeed, Driessen shows how the use of fossil fuels has dramatically reduced the cost in human life from hurricanes and other severe weather events.
If Hurricane Irma impacts the United States at category 4 or 5 strength the effects will be devastating. As hurricane winds increase, the force of the wind does not increase linearly, but exponentially. A category 5 storm is not five times more destructive than a category 1 storm. It is 500 times more destructive! Check out the full Saffir-Simpson scale.
This illustration shows that hurricanes have occurred over a broad span of years -- Global warming pronouncements from on high to the contrary.