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Climate Change Ate My Homework

RealClearEnergy September 22, 2021
Energy & EnvironmentClimateOther

Never let a crisis go to waste, said Rahm Emanuel.  True to form, politicians, including New York City Mayor DeBlasio, are conveniently claiming that last week’s flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida is clear evidence of climate change. “Unfortunately,” said the Mayor, “extreme weather events are becoming the norm.”   

The data suggest it’s more complicated. Hurricanes are actually slightly less frequent today than they were a century ago. The average number of wildfires  has not increased over the last thirty years and, over the past century, the total number of  acres burned is far lower. 

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Jonathan A. Lesser, PhD, is the president of Continental Economics, an economic consulting firm, and an adjunct fellow with the Manhattan Institute.

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