Hurricanes are “natural.”

Our ability to see them coming and cope is “man-made.”

The United States just experienced a record-breaking twelve years without a major hurricane land strike. This has come as an embarrassment to climate alarmists, like Al Gore, who predicted back in 2005 that such hurricanes like Katrina would become “the new norm.” They haven’t ever since then.

Historically, in fact, we tended to have many more hurricanes hit our mainland — some quite devastating.

In truth, hurricanes Irma and Harvey represent a return to normal. Yet global warming campaigners are exploiting these natural weather events, and the suffering they cause, to push their radical climate agenda.  This is shameful.

Some have taken their hysteria to such extremes that they are even calling for political prisons and executions for those of us with the temerity to correct their bogus claims.

  • Mark Ruffalo issued a death wish for conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, urging the “Gofund me campaign” to “fly Rush Limbaugh to Hurricane Irma” because of his climate skepticism.
  • Brian Merchant in The Outline blurted, “Climate Change Denial Should Be A Crime.” It should be called what it is: “Negligence. Criminal negligence, even.”
  • Mark Hertsgaard in The Nation said, “Climate Denialism is Literally Killing Us,” “The victims of Hurricane Harvey have a murderer—and it’s not the storm….”

Check in at and where we regularly expose this off-the-wall hurricane hype and publish the scientific and historical facts that correct the record.

How fortunate we are that our free enterprise system empowered millions of Floridians to independently flee areas of danger and gain shelter in time to hold loss of life from Irma to a minimum.

Like most of you, CFACT has friends and family throughout Florida who had to take fast action to get out of harms way.  It was a nerve-wracking time.  We’re glad that they had their own vehicles — powered by energy-dense gas and diesel in their tanks.

Free markets, industrialized societies, and yes, even fossil fuels save lives.

How’s that for “sustainability” for you?


  • Craig Rucker

    Craig Rucker is a co-founder of CFACT and currently serves as its president.