17 Sep 2005 Arianna Huffington is Deeply Sincere
Arianna Huffington, September 11, speech to the Sierra Club: “Hurricane Katrina’s real name is global warming.”
Ross Gelbspan, writing in the Boston Globe, August 30: “The hurricane that struck Louisiana yesterday was nicknamed Katrina by the National Weather Service. Its real name is global warming.”
The next time Arianna Huffington is cribbing words from another writer, she might pick one who can answer this question: If Hurricane Katrina’s real name is global warming, why did we have an above-average number of hurricanes in the 50s and 60s, when the Earth was cooling?
Bonus extras: (a) Check out Michelle Malkin and/or Say Anything to see what sort of vehicle the Sierra Club sent to pick up Arianna Huffington so she could give the abovementioned speech to the Sierra Club.
(b) This paper explains why it makes no sense to attribute every newsworthy weather event to global warming.
Addendum (9/18): Bizzy Blog has a lot more on Arianna Huffington, including the possible (secret) tax reason she’s apparently taken advantage of some fans.