Al Gore Calls Myanmar (Burma) Cyclone a ‘Consequence’ of Global Warming. Gore claimed global warming is forcing ocean temperatures to rise, which is causing storms, including cyclones and hurricanes, to intensify.
Lets take a look at the FACTUAL EVIDENCE.
First the lower troposphere in the tropics has been COOLING over 16 months.
When we take a closer look, the NASA Earth Observatory has a series of illustrated articles on Cyclone Nargis including this map showing its formation and track.
Lets look at Sea Surface Temperatures (SST) for that area in late April, viewing SST global anomaly maps at this NOAA (USA Govt) website.
This anomaly map is from 27 April to 3 May and shows SST’s were if anything slightly cooler than normal.
You can go to this NOAA archive and check back for earlier weekly SST anomaly maps and there are no relevant warm anomalies.
So I say to Al Gore, please ex-Senator Gore, check your facts before speaking to the world.