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Barbara Streisand: World-Renowned Climatologist


Our Friend Matt Drudge ran a headline last night:  "Barbara Streisand Declares Global Warming Emergency."  She has unequivocally declared that this yearís spate of hurricanes striking our Gulf Coast region are due to man-made global warming.  Now I was aware that Ms. Streisand was a great singer, and a better-than-average actress.  What I did not know was that she was also a world-renowned climatologist.


"I would be fascinated to see her research on the subject, and further to see her debate the issue with other climatologists who say that these hurricanes are nothing more than a normal 40-year cyclical increase in tropical storm activity."


In the interview notes Iíve seen, Ms. Streisand has not set forth the scientific bases for her conclusion.  I would be fascinated to see her research on the subject, and further to see her debate the issue with other climatologists who say that these hurricanes are nothing more than a normal 40-year cyclical increase in tropical storm activity.  Forty years ago, We had a nasty hurricane season that was marked by Camille, the nastiest hurricane ever to strike the United States.  Camille made landfall in Mississippi at Category 5, and killed more people and damaged more property than Katrina.

If Dr. Streisand could also discuss the research work of others who specialize in global warming, I would appreciate it.  For example, many climatologists posit, based on historical evidence, that global warming causes a cooling effect.  Warm water is the fuel for a hurricane.  As the polar ice caps melt due to climate change, as has been documented, they release cold water into the oceans.  As the oceanís built-in conveyor system moves water around the planet, the oceans would cool, not heat up.  The lack of warm water would take power away from the hurricanes.


"Now, I am not a world-renowned climatologist like Barbara Streisand.  I may just be some uneducated plebe who reads newspaper articles that have a particular political slant and jumps to a conclusion."


Now, I am not a world-renowned climatologist like Barbara Streisand.  I may just be some uneducated plebe who reads newspaper articles that have a particular political slant and jumps to a conclusion. I may just be without an understanding of the underlying facts, the history of the climate, the ocean current and weather cycles and the effects of certain stimuli on the climate.  Considering the situation, itís nice to have Barbara Streisand on the scene, giving us her well-researched conclusions.  Because of Barbara Streisand, we now have the weight of science to prove that the 2005 hurricane season is entirely the fault of global warming.

Perhaps, now that Barbara Streisand, world-renowned climatologist, has permanently settled the matter of the causes for the 2005 Gulf Coast hurricane season, she could convene a symposium of other world-renowned climatologists to discuss all of the ways that America (and only America and no other country on Earth) should cut its pollution output in order to change the climate back to what it was in the 1700ís.