Collectively, the Media have decided.  “Man-made climate change” is causing hurricanes to be more frequent and more powerful.

Justin Worland, writing for the fake news kingpin, TIME magazine, claims:

Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have reignited discussions about the link between global warming and extreme weather, with climate scientists now saying they can show the connections between the two phenomena better than ever before…

…“A warmer ocean makes a warmer atmosphere, a warmer atmosphere can hold more moisture,” says Gabriel Vecchi, a professor of geosciences at Princeton University who studies extreme weather events. “So, all other things equal, the same storm in a warmer planet would give you more rainfall.”

This summer’s hurricane season has been a particularly warm one in the region of the Atlantic where hurricanes form, with sea surface temperatures between 0.5°C (0.9°F) and 1°C (1.8°F) above average, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

But something else disagrees.  It’s called “data.”

Here are the numbers, and the left won’t like them.

For one, the oceans and atmosphere are not getting warmer.

In fact, they’re getting colder.

Cato Institute climate expert Pat Michaels notes:

As expected, and thanks to the big 2015-6 El Niño, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that 2016 is the warmest year in their 150-year long global surface temperature record. They didn’t mention that there are signs that global average temperatures are headed back to pre-El Niño values, which may put them near the range of the long “pause” in warming beginning in 1997 that ended with the recent El Niño…

…Temperatures have fallen to within approximately 0.15⁰C of the average since the end of the last (1998) big El Niño and the beginning of the recent one. These are “bulk” data for the lower atmosphere.

The ocean surface temperature recordings cited by TIME are also deliberately inflated, so they match public claims of “global warming.”

“(The NOAA) also raised very good buoy temperatures to match very bad ship intake tube temperatures. Just inside a large hunk of conductive metal sitting in the sun isn’t a good place to take the water temperature,” Michaels notes.

There’s another problem with TIME’s fake news report.

Even Hurricane Harvey was nowhere close to the record for rate of rainfall.

According to the NOAA, Hurricane Harvey rained at a rate of 3.2 inches per hour.

In 1994, that same area of Southeast Texas was struck by Tropical Storm Rosa.

That tropical storm, which was not even a hurricane, rained on the area at 5 inches per hour.

Four years later, Hurricane Mitch rained at over 4 inches per hour.

In 1947, a Florida hurricane rained at 6 inches per hour, decades before SUVs and fracking.

Hurricanes striking the U.S. only last for about a day over an area on which it makes landfall.

The only reason Harvey set rainfall records was that high pressure zones and the jet stream stopped the storm from making its way north, therefore stalling it and allowing it to rain for several days instead of one.

Not only are hurricanes not getting wetter, they’re getting weaker.  Category 4 and 5 Atlantic hurricanes now are about six miles per hour weaker than Category 4 and 5 Atlantic hurricanes between 2000 and 2009.

The only thing soaking the United States is a storm of fake news and fake science.  In reality, the world is getting cooler and hurricanes are becoming less frequent and less powerful.