Is WaPo unaware of hurricane history?

So this showed up. Please read it. I want to make sure you look at the opposite side of the issue.

Ah yes yet another new study is used.  The 2020 season is a harbinger of things to come. What, storms with some of the lowest average ACE index/storm on record? Near record low Pacific activity?    Global activity through the date in top 10 in the last. 30 years?

Bu how long do we have to hear this, especially since the late Dr Wiliam Gray, who you saw in Climate Hustle 2,  was explaining well before why hurricanes would get worse compared to what they were in the 70s and 80s.  But his reason for the uptick was natural and comparatively it did occur. But it has never gotten to the level of the 30s-60s and this is in spite of the constant jumping on the worst than ever because of man made AGW bandwagon

Basically they co-opted a correct forecast made from natural reasons, and then decided to pile on with their missive, and that part is easily countered. I have done it many times. I did it in my new book.  The Weaponization of Weather in the Phony Climate War

and given this article, I have a few of many examples why this too must be challenged.

What is puzzling to me is how people just buy into the idea Hurricanes are worse than they used to be. I get myself into “trouble” because I know too much. Its not that I am smarter. Its just that I love going through accounts of storms. For instance look at this link

These are all the hurricane reviews back to 1872.  I wonder how many of the people pushing how bad things are in the tropics have this as something they love to read.. over and over and over again.  And what is bad is nowadays its as if that is frowned upon, or demonized, and by people that may not have gone over each one of these several times. Wonder how I know when storms have hit? From when I was a kid, I would read everything I could on storms and loved the monthly weather review and Weatherwise when it came to the house.  And once I got to college, I went into the PSU map room and library and looked at everything I could..

But I guess I am standing on the track of a train that is running everyone over. I see it coming down the track, it gets closer every day.  The cadence of complacency that has got us here,  the acceptance of the idea that that is the latest is the greatest, accepting without question, has overwhelmed most of the younger people in our field. And I can’t say I blame them,,I really can’t. They have a love of the the field. They want to work in it. They want to go to college.  Its very strange. I often ask myself, what I would have done if I was actually fighting in a war, like my wrestling coach did. Would I do the hard things? ( one of the reasons I call this a phony climate war, you have no idea what war is unless you are actually in it)   And now I look at the younger people, and I wonder if I was in their shoes, how I would behave. A different test in a different time, but I wonder about both these things. But I will tell my stories and explain myself the best I can with whatever is left, before everything is outsourced to authority.

No I am not being a Debbie Downer, but in spite of a life of being an idealist, there comes a day where realism has to take over.

So  here are a few of many examples that I look at and wonder why I do not see things like this anymore.  I see a cat 4 Laura come ashore, and it takes a few weeks for reports to come in to even verify gusts to the reported sustained winds.  Yet Laura is a 4 right?. But look at this account of Audrey in 1957  recently downgraded to a 3 from it being a cat. 4.

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