From Tom Nelson’s blog….
Is manmade global warming responsible for the surge in severe heat events we’re seeing in recent years around the globe?
The world’s climate scientists have a clear answer:
Yes. It is.
“It’s about as solid as science ever gets,” climatologist James Hansen tells ABC News.
Now, these are some incredulous assertions. First, it assumes we’ve definitively determined that any warming we’ve seen is man caused. We haven’t really established that it has warmed, but, that’s for a different post. And, we haven’t established any sort of surge in severe heat events around the globe. In fact, with a nod to the NoTricksZone, we see Swiss meteorologist Mario Slongo stating there hasn’t been any confirmation of increased extreme weather events…..
The NZZ asks: “Have extreme weather conditions generally increased?” Slongo answers (my emphasis):
Yes, the tendency for weather patterns that favor storms has increased, even if this cannot be confirmed statistically. But many other factors impact our weather. For example, the North Atlantic Oscillation, a pressure fluctuation between the Azore’s High and Iceland Low. This pressure difference is continuously changing and will soon bring dry and soon very
But, here’s the part I find so fascinating. We’ve all noted the revisions and reworking of our global temp numbers. We also note the limitations of thermometers and satellites. They simply are inadequate to measure the globe’s total temps. But, just for a minute, let’s pretend these people showed that they could. What I want to know, is where is this supposed man made global warming? Even by their own numbers, indeed even by Hansen’s own continuously altered numbers the globe hasn’t warmed in several years.
Source and data found here. I offset the trend line for easy comparison.
This claim of extreme weather and heat waves being caused by man made global warming is falsified. But, that’s mainly because even by their own idiotic data there has been no man made global warming. If there was an increase in extreme weather events, (there’s not) and it was global temp related (I don’t think it is), and if their numbers are correct, (they are highly questionable), then the extreme weather events can’t be increasing due to global temps because the global temps have not increased.
How stupid is this? Hansen falsifies himself. These people have all slipped into delusional fantasy. They have imaginary increases of extreme weather events which no one can see, and they blame it on the increase of man made global warming which no one has measured. And the press just keeps digging their hole in which they’ll be buried.