The George Soros funded Media Matters for America (MMFA) is not happy with the mainstream media coverage of the horrible storm that hit the Philippines. In a Tuesday research analysis on the MMFA website called Typhoon Haiyan: When Do You Say "It's Time To Start Talking About Climate Change," the progressive mouthpiece chastised the mainstream media for not blaming the storm on the climate change theory.
Media Coverage Of Super Typhoon Haiyan Largely Overlooked Climate Change. Less Than 5 Percent Of Typhoon Haiyan Coverage Mentioned Climate Change. Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, sweeping the island nation with near-record winds and a towering storm surge. In the days that followed the storm, media relayed stories of intense suffering, but most coverage neglected to include a factor that contributed to the disaster in the Philippines and other places hit by extreme weather events: manmade climate change.
There are a countless number of meteorologists who disagree with the assertion that Haiyan had anything to do with climate change. For example, MSNBC's Chris Jansing asked Byran Norcorss of the Weather Channel if global warming had anything to do with Haiyan or other recent storms. The meteorologist answered that the scientific consensus was no.
One of Germany's leading meteorologists, Dominik Jung slammed this kind of reaction to Typhoon Haiyan:
For many ‘climate expert’ this recent event is a feeding frenzy that allows them to pound the drums of ‘evil climate change’. And here not a single one of these ladies and gentlemen are able to show that such storms never existed over the past hundreds of years, let alone that this storm is connected to a man-made climate change.
A study published in the July 2012 Journal of the American Meteorological Society concluded unequivocally there is no trend of stronger or more frequent storms:
“We have identified considerable inter-annual variability in the frequency of global hurricane landfalls,” the authors state, “but within the resolution of the available data, our evidence does not support the presence of significant long-period global or individual basin linear trends for minor, major, or total hurricanes within the period(s) covered by the available quality data.”
Haiyan was a terrible storm with a tragic death toll and unthinkable damage. Sadly, MMFA feels the need to exploit the tragedy by using falsehoods and scare tactics, all in the name of global redistribution of income.