Then again, little things like facts have never been all that important to Al Gore.
Al Gore needs to be more careful when discussing climate change and hurricanes, one scientist said Thursday. […]
In the interview, published Wednesday, Gore said that “the fingerprint of man-made global warming is all over” storms like hurricanes and other extreme weather events.
“The extreme events are more extreme. The hurricane scale used to be 1-5 and now they’re adding a 6,” he said, according to a transcript of the interview.
But Goldman — along with the Post’s own Capital Weather Gang blog — noted that nobody’s planning to add a Category 6 to the hurricane scale.
“There are no plans by the National Hurricane Center — the federal office responsible for categorizing storms — to create a new category,” Goldman wrote.
A National Weather Service spokesman said the same thing to the Capital Weather Gang: “No, we’re not pursuing any such change.”