September 28, 2005

Barbra Streisand -- Climatologist

Barbra Streisand has a depth to her that I never knew about. Not only having a career as actress and singer, it seems that she is an expert in climatology. The Drudge Report has a report on this previously unknown talent and delivers a much needed smackdown to her self-centered idiocy.
This summer's back to back superstorms are proof positive we have entered a new period of "global warming emergency," artist/citizen Barbra Streisand warns.

Streisand is back on the scene to promote her reunion disc with Barry Gibb.

As hellstorm "Rita" churned in the Gulf, Streisand sat down for a promotional interview with ABCNEWS's Diane Sawyer.

"We are in a global warming emergency state, and that these storms are going to become more frequent, more intense," Streisand urgently declares.
The Drudge Report then goes on to review a bit of history:
But Sawyer did not remind Streisand that a category 5 hurricane struck the Bahamas with 160 mph winds -- when the singer was five years old, in 1947.

And when Streisand was 8 years old, a hurricane -- named "Dog" -- packing 185 mph churned-away in the Atlantic!

When she was 9, a storm named "Easy" ripped the seas with 160 mph sustained winds!

Streisand was 13 years old when "Janet" hit Mexico with 150 mph winds.

Streisand was celebrating her sweet sixteen as "Cleo" formed with 140 mph winds.

At 18, Streisand read news about "Donna" AND "Ethel" -- both storms carried 140 mph winds and formed 9 days apart in 1960!

Streisand was 19 when it happened again -- two Category 5 storms scared the world: "Carla" and "Hattie." "Carla" maxed out at 175 mph winds the year Streisand made her television debut on "The Jack Paar Show" in 1961.

And who could forget Hurricane "Camille" -- which smashed into the United States with 190 mph, just as "Funny Girl" garners eight Academy Award nominations, including one for Best Picture and one for Barbra as Best Actress.
Clueless Ninny... Posted by DaveH at September 28, 2005 3:20 PM | TrackBack

Streisand (and scientists worldwide) mean that climate is getting more extreme (and extreme climate is getting more extreme) and more frequent.

We have never had, in human recorded history, this many tropical storms in one season, this many tropical storms turn into hurricanes in one season, and this many category 3+ hurricanes in one season. We ran out of names and moved to the Greek naming system.

With your attitude and with your level of knowledge, let's hope that you live in a coastal region.

Posted by: Mike at February 26, 2006 12:40 PM
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