John Stossel: Myths about global warming prove costly
We're told there are more hurricanes now. We're told that hurricanes are stronger. But the National Hurricane Center says it isn't so.
"Forecasts of global warming — particularly in the last two years — have begun to come down," he says. "We're seeing the so-called 'sensitivity' of temperature being reduced by 40 percent in the new climate models. It means we're going to live."
Since this is hurricane season, let's at least debunk one specific myth about preparing for hurricanes: the idea you should use masking tape to put X's on your windows. Government brochures did recommend that in the 1930s, but now the National Hurricane Center calls it a mistake.
But just because humans sometimes damage the environment doesn't mean government is competent to fix the problem. That's the biggest myth of all.
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