That’s right. Evidently learning nothing from the last time he tackled Hurricane Sandy, Touré spent time this morning marveling at the fact that most Americans don’t seem to blame climate change for the superstorm; they blame … climate. Go figure!

Ewww! Common sense? Get it away!

Poor Touré doesn’t realize that all his huffing and puffing must be wreaking havoc on the environment!

We’re gonna go with all of the above.

It isn’t? That’s news to us.

Not exactly. Touré’s idiocy speaks for itself, and it unleashed a storm of glorious mockage:

https://twitter.com/jamichaelthomas/status/276369395276713985

Snort.

Meanwhile, an important reminder about Touré’s brand of “common sense”:

What a doofus.

  • Rella

    Hurricane Sandy actually ended up being a Tropical Storm by the time it hit the East coast – not that that mattrers to Toure who thinks it was somehow a “super” storm. Even though it wasn’t.

    • HannahJK

      Good point. A lot of the “superness” of it had to do with the impact caused by changes that have been made since long ago comparable storms, such as people living on land that was literally created from trash etc.

      • Rella

        I think the biggest change is the 24/7 newscylce and a media who needs to push globel ..cough climate change.
        Most of us have lived our whole lives with the liberals spouting one “the world’s going to end unless we destroy our way of living” scenario or another – population control, ice age, ozone layer, nuclear destruction – the hysteria is always from the liberals and the only way to save planet/humankind is if we all become communists.

        • SineWaveII

          I notice that too. There are two big reasons why I don’t believe in man made global warming.
          1. They won’t listen to any solution that doesn’t involve a transfer of wealth.
          2. They don’t act like it’s a crisis in their own behavior.
          Obama flies around in a gas guzzling 747. If it was a crisis he would be calling for the elimination of that plane to be replaced with something cleaner and more efficient. He doesn’t call for that , therefore it’s not a “crisis” in his own mind.

        • SineWaveII

          I notice that too. There are two big reasons why I don’t believe in man made global warming.
          1. They won’t listen to any solution that doesn’t involve a transfer of wealth.
          2. They don’t act like it’s a crisis in their own behavior.
          Obama flies around in a gas guzzling 747. If it was a crisis he would be calling for the elimination of that plane to be replaced with something cleaner and more efficient. He doesn’t call for that , therefore it’s not a “crisis” in his own mind.

    • Elizabeth Toner

      it was mixed with a nor’easter….that’s why people are calling it a super storm.

      • SineWaveII

        It came in on high tide, that’s why it was so devastating.

      • SineWaveII

        It came in on high tide, that’s why it was so devastating.

  • HannahJK

    Well it’s been hotter and dryer in my little corner of the world for quite awhile now. But I don’t hear a consensus that it’s man caused (or the degree we’re contributing) or any evidience whatsoever that the alarmist solutions would have any impact.

    • SineWaveII

      That’s it. How does making Al Gore and the Clintons billionaires by letting them pull something called a “carbon credit” out of their wazoo and sell it for millions of dollars make the planet cooler? Answer it doesn’t, but it would make the news media stop talking about it.

    • SineWaveII

      That’s it. How does making Al Gore and the Clintons billionaires by letting them pull something called a “carbon credit” out of their wazoo and sell it for millions of dollars make the planet cooler? Answer it doesn’t, but it would make the news media stop talking about it.

  • thetawake

    For years now, every time some jackwagon tries to tell me humans are responsible for global warming, I’ve been referencing this link (it never gets old and shuts most right up):
    http://www.livescience.com/1349-sun-blamed-warming-earth-worlds.html

  • Buck Macklin ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Toure is a truther. That should be enough to call him an idiot

    • Finrod Felagund

      I like to spell it ‘tr00fer’ just for the extra bit of mockery.

    • TBo

      Someone looking for the truth is an idiot? Good logic

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        No, someone spouting hysterical paranoia and pronouncing it as the truth is an idiot, as is anyone who would pose so egregiously idiotic a question.

  • People Corporation

    So it was just a regular hurricane and not a global warming hurricane?

    • SineWaveII

      Yep Regular Cat-1 hurricane +plus high tide. That’s all there was to it.

    • SineWaveII

      Yep Regular Cat-1 hurricane +plus high tide. That’s all there was to it.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Excellent. You are correct. And not even a hurricane by the time it NY. The way it converged with another storm, along with hitting an island about 3 feet above sea level, honeycombed with underground tunnels, and topped with some of the most expensive real estate in the world — as well as some of the most famous — is why it was able to cause so much, and such expensive, damage.

      The 1938 hurricane that hit New England was much more destructive, and the 1900 hurricane that nearly wiped Galveston off the map was probably the most destructive in history, and there was one in the late 18th century (yes, they had hurricanes back then) which ripped through the West Indies/Caribbean, killing 25,000 people, which is credited as the deadliest.

      And if you look up NOAA’s own charts, they will show that the 30s and 40s saw more, and more of the stronger hurricanes, than any of the last 5 decades.

  • Penmar

    Out of the top 5 deadilest and largest hurricanes in US History, 4 happened before 1930, the other was Katrina in 2005.

  • http://twitter.com/murgatr0id GTJessop

    With his logic, if we get rid of toilets, sh*t won’t happen.

  • Joe W.

    Go easy on the dude, folks… He did, of course, have the disorder known as “Touret’s Syndrome” named for him. You know…that nasty language and uncontrollable twitching and jerking??

  • waltermitty2012

    What caused the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 that killed between 6,000 to 12,000? Obviously climate change started over 100 years ago.

    • justlittlolme

      Well, THAT don’t matter none. We’re just a bunch a dumb ole Texans.
      [wink]

  • Jack Deth

    Memo to Toure:

    It’s called WEATHER, dumbass!!!

  • Seewetoldu

    Sell that crap to Al Gore ..Toure, Conservatives don’t want it or need it .

  • Streetiebird

    Twitchy surprises me again. Citing a 2009 article about the “Climategate” e-mails, when they turned out to *not* disprove that humans *may* be responsible for the undeniable climate change we are experiencing. Actually, I wasn’t that surprised, Twitchy rarely gets facts straight.

    • SpinMeNot

      But science doesn’t work that way, idiot — science must prove a hypothesis, “may” does not cut it. That is the difference between “fact” and “theory”.

      You are one that isn’t getting facts straight. Climate change is a fact, always has been. AGW is a theory, not a fact. And there is enough counter evidence to prove its a bad theory. Water vapor is far more contributory as a green house gas than CO2.

      Nothing has proven AGW to be a reality — the climate of this planet changes continually, nobody argues that.

      • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.dean.564 Lisa Dean

        It’s ok SpinMeNot – he’s quoting a poll taken of 822 registered voters in NY as proof of climate change.

        • Streetiebird

          You must have problems with reading comprehension. That is not what I said at all.

          • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.dean.564 Lisa Dean

            Nope Streetiebird and you know I don’t. You posted an “article” which actually turned out to be a poll taken by a college student up a bit further in the comments. And you stated that “Most New Yorkers agree that severe storms like Sandy demonstrate global climate change 69-24 http://www.siena.edu/uploadedf…” I read the “article” you posted to support your claim and it’s a poll of 822 registered voters. Maybe you have an issue with remembering what you post.

          • Streetiebird

            I know exactly what I posted, thanks for reading words into it though. I linked the article, what else did I say? In what way did I claim it’s “proof of climate change”?? If you think I made that claim then I reiterate that you must have difficulty with reading comprehension.

          • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.dean.564 Lisa Dean

            I didn’t read words into what you posted Streetiebird. Why did you link the article if you weren’t trying to use it as a reference? You’re the one who claims outrage about what’s posted on Twitchy, yet when I question what you posted for whatever reason you posted it (because by now I don’t even think you know why you posted it) you say I have difficulty with reading comprehension.

          • Streetiebird

            Just trying to be fair and balanced. I made no claims about the Poll. I just linked it and nothing more.

          • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

            So it is utterly irrelevant to anything here, including your own thoughts on the matter?

            Honest to God, this is how five year olds torment each other. “Would you be scared if there was a great big spider climbing up your back?”

            “But Daddy, I never said there WA-AS!”

          • Streetiebird

            You’re my favorite five year old Rob :)

          • Streetiebird

            Just trying to be fair and balanced. I made no claims about the Poll. I just linked it and nothing more.

          • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

            This is why they call them trolls.

          • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.dean.564 Lisa Dean

            I didn’t read words into what you posted Streetiebird. Why did you link the article if you weren’t trying to use it as a reference? You’re the one who claims outrage about what’s posted on Twitchy, yet when I question what you posted for whatever reason you posted it (because by now I don’t even think you know why you posted it) you say I have difficulty with reading comprehension.

          • Streetiebird

            I know exactly what I posted, thanks for reading words into it though. I linked the article, what else did I say? In what way did I claim it’s “proof of climate change”?? If you think I made that claim then I reiterate that you must have difficulty with reading comprehension.

          • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.dean.564 Lisa Dean

            Nope Streetiebird and you know I don’t. You posted an “article” which actually turned out to be a poll taken by a college student up a bit further in the comments. And you stated that “Most New Yorkers agree that severe storms like Sandy demonstrate global climate change 69-24 http://www.siena.edu/uploadedf…” I read the “article” you posted to support your claim and it’s a poll of 822 registered voters. Maybe you have an issue with remembering what you post.

          • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.dean.564 Lisa Dean

            And you stated “Twitchy surprises me again. Citing a 2009 article about the “Climategate” e-mails, when they turned out to *not* disprove that humans *may* be responsible for the undeniable climate change we are experiencing. Actually, I wasn’t that surprised, Twitchy rarely gets facts straight”. But yet you referenced a “poll” of 822 registered NY voters as your source about climate changed….

          • Streetiebird

            I cited the poll, you are correct. But did you see me making ANY sort of assertion about what is says?

          • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.dean.564 Lisa Dean

            Then why on earth would you even reference it if you weren’t using it to back up any claim you were trying to make?

          • Streetiebird

            My claim is that new yorkers are more likely to believe that climate change increased the strength of Sandy. Happy now? Do you disagree?

          • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

            So you admit that it is utterly irrelevant to the question of the nature of Sandy?

          • Streetiebird

            So you admit that you not only deny the climate is changing, but are ignorant to the effects it’s already having?

          • Streetiebird

            My claim is that new yorkers are more likely to believe that climate change increased the strength of Sandy. Happy now? Do you disagree?

          • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.dean.564 Lisa Dean

            Then why on earth would you even reference it if you weren’t using it to back up any claim you were trying to make?

          • Streetiebird

            I cited the poll, you are correct. But did you see me making ANY sort of assertion about what is says?

          • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.dean.564 Lisa Dean

            And you stated “Twitchy surprises me again. Citing a 2009 article about the “Climategate” e-mails, when they turned out to *not* disprove that humans *may* be responsible for the undeniable climate change we are experiencing. Actually, I wasn’t that surprised, Twitchy rarely gets facts straight”. But yet you referenced a “poll” of 822 registered NY voters as your source about climate changed….

      • Streetiebird

        Didn’t read, I’m not sure why you keep replying, meanie 😛

  • Streetiebird

    Most New Yorkers agree that severe storms like Sandy demonstrate global climate change 69-24 http://www.siena.edu/uploadedfiles/home/sri/SNY%20December%203%202012%20Poll%20Release%20–%20FINAL.pdf

    • mdtljt

      …and the rest of the nation puts on its Shocked Face…coming from the Great Liberal NY of course, then, it must be absolutely true!!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.dean.564 Lisa Dean

        The referenced “article” that Streetiebird supplied us is a poll by a college student asking how well various energy companies and politicians were doing after Sandy. As well as how many donated money and/or their time to help after Sandy for help or cleanup. The poll was conducted by contacting only 822 registered voters via land line or cell phone and has a margin of error of +3.4 percentage points. So that makes it very scientific. The climate does change that’s why we go through various weather cycles.

        • SpinMeNot

          822 out of how many millions? That is a statistically insignificant sample. More junk science.

          Thank you for doing the grunt work on that Ms. Dean (or do you prefer Mrs.?)

          • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.dean.564 Lisa Dean

            Statistically 822 out of how many millions in NY doesn’t equate to 69% of NY’ers. You’re right it is junk science that Streetiebird referenced. And it’s Lisa thank you for asking.

          • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

            And as I say above, the truth isn’t subject to majority vote in any case;it doesn’t matter a flyin’ lizard what 100% of NYers might think about it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.dean.564 Lisa Dean

        The referenced “article” that Streetiebird supplied us is a poll by a college student asking how well various energy companies and politicians were doing after Sandy. As well as how many donated money and/or their time to help after Sandy for help or cleanup. The poll was conducted by contacting only 822 registered voters via land line or cell phone and has a margin of error of +3.4 percentage points. So that makes it very scientific. The climate does change that’s why we go through various weather cycles.

    • People Corporation

      Well then, the science is settled!

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Well if they took a vote on it, it must be right! Sorry, truth is not subject to democracy.

      • Streetiebird

        Hey Rob, did you see the article we’re commenting in? It’s about a poll on climate change!

  • justlittlolme

    Ever notice liberals have to have something to ‘blame’? Someone gets shot burglarizing a home? Blame the gun. Someone gets hit crossing a street? Blame the SUV. Hurricane on the Eastern seaboard? Blame climate change.
    ——–
    Maybe it has something to do with their screwy worldview…Things are blamed when people should be personally responsible, but people are blamed when it’s something they have no personal reponsibility FOR – like the weather!

  • whatsavvysays

    Forgive me if I’m not taken aback by a hurricane during hurricane season. And it was a “super storm” because it ran into a cold front. Good lawd, he’s an idiot.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Hey Savvy, that really you? Good to see you here!

  • Tom Waeghe

    See the following links and text

    http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/Landsea/CAT_5_PAPER.pdf

    http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/users/pzuidema/hurricane_changes.ppt#276,21,Model Simulations – Knutson and Tuleya 2004

    http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/hurdat/

    “A methodology is created to determine how many of these 10 recent Category 5 hurricanes likely would have been recorded as Category 5 if they had occurred during this period using only the observations that likely would have been available with existing technology and observational networks. Late-1940s and early-1950s best-track intensities are determined for the entire lifetime of these 10 recent Category 5 hurricanes. It is found that likely only 2 of these 10—both Category 5 landfalling hurricanes—would have been recorded as Category 5 hurricanes if they had occurred during the late-1940s period. **The results suggest that intensity estimates for extreme tropical cyclones prior to the satellite era are unreliable for trend and variability analysis.**

    1. Busiest Hurricane Season Ever for the U.S.: The 1886 hurricane season has been analyzed to be the busiest on record for the continental United States. Seven hurricanes were recorded to have hit the U.S.: a Saffir- Simpson Hurricane Scale Category 2 hurricane into Texas and Louisiana in June, two Category 2 hurricanes into northwest Florida in June, a Category 1 hurricane into northwest Florida in July, the Category 4 “Indianola” hurricane into Texas in August, a Category 1 hurricane into Texas in September, and a Category 3 hurricane into Louisiana in October. The previous busiest hurricane season for the United States was 1985 with six landfalling hurricanes.

    2. Extremely busy Decade for the U.S. Atlantic seaboard: The 1890s were one of the busiest decades on record for the Atlantic seaboard of the United States. Four major hurricanes impacted the coast from Georgia northward – the 1893 Category 3 “Sea Islands Hurricane” in Georgia and South Carolina, another 1893 Category 3 in South Carolina and North Carolina, an 1898 Category 4 in Georgia, and a 1899 Category 3 in North Carolina. Only the decade of the 1950s had more strong hurricanes making landfall along this part of the coast, going back to 1851 when reliable records began.

    3. Cycles of hurricane activity: These records reflect the existence of cycles of hurricane activity, rather than trends toward more frequent or stronger hurricanes. In general, the period of the 1850s to the mid-1860s was quiet, the late 1860s through the 1890s were busy and the first decade of the 1900s were quiet. (There were five hurricane seasonswith at least 10 hurricanes per year in the active period of the late 1860s to the 1890s and none in the quiet periods.) Earlier work had linked these cycles of busy and quiet hurricane period in the 20th Century to natural changes in Atlantic Ocean temperatures.

    http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/hurdat/

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    Man-made climate change = myth

    From an environmental scientist

  • MoxieLouise

    Toure, once upon a time you almost had me convinced with your creative and dishonest flow charts and “facts”. Not anymore. Go away, Chicken Little.

  • http://phillies.com JackD

    I wonder if the worst of the storm hitting at high tide had anything to do with the severity of it? No, I’m sure it was because I drove my car back and forth to work each day.

  • Avey Owyns

    ‘Climate change,’ is like saying ‘coin money.’ Climate necessarily changes, and coins are necessarily money. It’s terribly redundant.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephanie-Warren/100001648091118 Stephanie Warren

    Cuz most American’s aren’t idiots.

    • SpinMeNot

      I hate to say this but the fact that 1/3 of the voting age population voted BHO a second term, and 1/3 decided it wasn’t important enough to vote … well, sort of disproves your point.

      At least what you say is true about the vast majority of folks here.

  • Teresa Davis McCormick

    he just can’t believe we don’t take his advice about scientific stuff and all that. What a tool.

  • kayakingfatso

    I have no idea who Toure is. I’d google him, but from what I see here, he’s a moron, and I’d rather adjust my carpal tunnel brace over and over and over and over and over and over and over again.

    • mickeyco

      Lucky you.

  • kayakingfatso

    I have no idea who Toure is. I’d google him, but from what I see here, he’s a moron, and I’d rather adjust my carpal tunnel brace over and over and over and over and over and over and over again.

  • SineWaveII

    That’s right Toure’ it didn’t. Sandy was caused by a cat 1 hurricane (where’s the global warming part) that came in during HIGH TIDE. And what’s more, the whole east coast had been warned for decades about how devastating that would be. So it was a failure of government, not global warming.

  • SineWaveII

    That’s right Toure’ it didn’t. Sandy was caused by a cat 1 hurricane (where’s the global warming part) that came in during HIGH TIDE. And what’s more, the whole east coast had been warned for decades about how devastating that would be. So it was a failure of government, not global warming.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.mouland.908 Brian Mouland

    Hey Toure most people have common sense you probably think think your mother found you in the cabbage patch

    • BEISEL’S_coldsore

      think think ? …. think think ? Mouland everyone who crosses your moist and mouldy path think think the best part of you remains a stain on the furnace room floor to this day.

      • http://www.facebook.com/brian.mouland.908 Brian Mouland

        You are so pathetic I just laugh at you! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahhahahahahhahhhahha!

        • BEISEL’S_coldsore

          Like the priests have always said about you Mouley, your tonsils represent the best of you.

          • http://www.facebook.com/brian.mouland.908 Brian Mouland

            hahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahhahahahahhhah

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        That doesn’t even make sense.

        • BEISEL’S_coldsore

          Want me to hire you a tutor ? or maybe you could show it to someone else in the common area by the nurses station.

    • BEISEL’S_coldsore

      think think ? …. think think ? Mouland everyone who crosses your moist and mouldy path think think the best part of you remains a stain on the furnace room floor to this day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.mouland.908 Brian Mouland

    Hey Toure most people have common sense you probably think think your mother found you in the cabbage patch

  • Karl H

    The climate changed and a storm came then the climate changed again and the storm went away. Must be some of that voodoo witchcraft again… Honestly Liberals can be so backwards. A little weather and they start these extremely disturbing nonsensical rituals to appease the Gods of liberalism as if that will actually do something about the climate.

    Perhaps they should look at science once in a while. I know they claim they are looking at science but what they call science is nothing more than modern alchemy. If you remove all of mankind’s contributions to so called greenhouse gasses you have reduced the total by 2/32. Termites produce more greenhouse gasses than humans. Sorry I refuse to cover myself in human waste and dance around the UN fire chanting to the Gods of global warming in the hope that it will make a difference.

    Someone really should send missionaries to these savages and try to bring them into the modern world. A little civilization might be good for them.

    • SpinMeNot

      Excellent points — I would offer one correction, weather changed and then changed again. But you are correct — Sandy was not a “climatic” issue, but rather a statistical inevitability of converging weather and tides.

      As weather guy in my neck of the woods says — weather is what is happening now, climate is about the behavior of weather over an extended period of time.

      *hat-tip*

  • mickeyco

    We may have shocked Toure w/this, but, blessedly, Toure never shocks us.

  • Guest

    If he could, I bet he (and many others) would blame recent major earthquakes like the ’04 Sumatra, ’10 Chile and ’11 Japanese ones on climate change too.

  • Rob Stevely

    Im more shocked Toure doesnt blame it on racism.

  • NCRelite

    He was also tricked by that photoshop of the scubadiver swimming through the flooded subway… wonder what else he has been wrong about…

  • maplebob23

    I was still blaming tropical storms on Karl Rove’s hurricane machine. Has that changed?

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      The Obama admin ‘inherited’ that along with ‘everything else’, but of course, leave it to a liberal to not know how to use it properly. Isaac missed the RNC convention, and Sandy didn’t turn left enough to slam in Virginia.

  • TomJB

    What’s shocking is that 37% of those polled felt it *was* caused by global warming. I guess, though, that is better than the 51% in the election..

  • Slackdragon

    I love it when Global Warming/Climate Change proponents shout “Weather is not climate!” when their Global Warming conference is blizzarded out. But then try to say Sandy is proof of climate change. Derp. “Weather isn’t climate… until it supports what I’m saying!”

  • Tom Waeghe