It is scary how quickly media eco-activists have unleashed torrents of climate change pseudo-science on the American public since Hurricane Harvey hit.

There are many articles now making the rounds on social media asserting that this deadly storm proves “climate change is real”. Perhaps the most dramatic comes from the Godfather of Climate Change, Dr. Michael Mann, who penned the following analysis — It’s a fact: climate change made Hurricane Harvey more deadly:

Harvey was almost certainly more intense than it would have been in the absence of human-caused warming, which means stronger winds, more wind damage and a larger storm surge.

…Finally, the more tenuous but potentially relevant climate factors: part of what has made Harvey such a devastating storm is the way it has stalled near the coast. It continues to pummel Houston and surrounding regions with a seemingly endless deluge, which will likely top out at nearly 4ft (1.22m) of rainfall over a days-long period before it is done.

The stalling is due to very weak prevailing winds, which are failing to steer the storm off to sea, allowing it to spin around and wobble back and forth.

Mann gained fame after the publication of the famous hockey stick graph “proving” man-made global warming. The trouble is, that graph has been fisked by other scientists:

… The appalling nature of Mann’s stick is, already, an open secret within the scientific community. Let’s reprise the words of Dr John Christy, the fellow who created the satellite temperature record, which is a more useful contribution to science than anything Mann has come up with. This is from Dr Christy’s damning evidence to Congress:

Regarding the Hockey Stick of IPCC 2001 evidence now indicates, in my view, that an IPCC Lead Author working with a small cohort of scientists, misrepresented the temperature record of the past 1000 years by (a) promoting his own result as the best estimate, (b) neglecting studies that contradicted his, and (c) amputating another’s result so as to eliminate conflicting data and limit any serious attempt to expose the real uncertainties of these data.

The “IPCC Lead Author” John Christy is talking about is Michael Mann (Dr Christy himself contributed to the 2001 IPCC report).

Therefore, his analysis of Harvey must be treated as pure speculation.

And if this supposed global warming is so “man-made”, as Mann indicates, then how to explain all the climate change that is occurring on Mars (which appears to be coming out of an Ice Age)?

Mars is emerging from an ice age, a finding that could shed light on the past and future climates of both Mars and Earth, researchers said…Previous Martian climate models suggested that such orbital changes could lead to ice ages on Mars, when ice would cover most of the planet. Now, researchers said they have found evidence of these ice ages on Mars.

I am highly skeptical that the Mars mission, Curiosity, has caused this sudden rise in Martian temperatures.

Furthermore, if you tabulate all the known hurricanes that have stuck this nation by decade throughout American history since 1850, you find that there has been little variation in frequency:

A more detailed review of weather data and news reports shows that this nation has been struck by significant storms throughout. The hurricane that hit Galveston, Texas in 1900 was a Category 4 storm, like Hurricane Harvey. Yet, there was substantially less of the dreaded “global warming gas emissions” by human then in recent years.

As predictable as all of this climate change coverage is, the response by the public to the current eco-activist push will warm the heart of Legal Insurrection fans. Here are some tweets in response to a Politico story:

The mainstream media’s climate change ghouls may be feasting on Harvey now, but it is going to be a bitter and unsatisfying meal. Many Americans clearly know that it is a narrative and not reality.