Then again, little things like facts have never been all that important to Al Gore.

Via Politico:

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.”

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