Rush has pushed himself into the middle of this controversy, accusing NOAA, NASA, FEMA and the National Weather Service of hyping the danger of hurricanes in part to further the narrative about “global climate change”
This definitely has some truth to it – whether it is for the reason Rush states is less clear. When I was a child of the 1960s, there were no weather satellites, no doppler radars. The primary way the power of a hurricane was measured was to send a slow moving propeller driven airplane through the eye wall of the storm to measure it. The plane only measured the one spot and only several times a day. Secondary data was reports from ships and launching helium balloons to measure barometric pressure.
Now we have second by second measurement of the storm and categorize the storm by the tiniest spot seen in the radar. We start tracking pre-hurricanes weeks before they may arrive and give them names for storms that will never approach within 1000 miles of land.
Do you agree with Rush?