I enjoyed reading Bob McClellan’s nonsensical letter (“Hurricane Sandy was wake-up call,” The Daily Inter Lake, Nov. 22). In his usual rambling, McClellan retreats to the man-made global warming mantra. No matter what the climate change is, the true believers blame it on man-made global warming. If it’s hot, it’s global warming. If it’s cold, it’s global warming. If it’s dry, it’s global warming. If it’s wet, it’s global warming. So of course, the same worn theory of man-made global warming must be dragged out to explain any climatic catastrophe, such as Hurricane Sandy. The only problem is ... it’s not true.
One need only look at the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean temperature patterns, as respected meteorologist Joe Bastardi has done since 2006. I am not going to put you to sleep with a description of cyclical oceanic temperatures [Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO), and the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO)]. Nor am I an expert in meteorology. But I have read a bit and heard good descriptions of how these oceanic temperature patterns affect the United States.