In Climate News — Scientist Feel Obliged To Point Out The Obvious

This would be hilarious if it wasn’t so stupid and sad.  For the last few years the lunatic fringe has been saying that Global Warming has been causing extreme weather events.  This, of course, is a laughable assertion.  Even if one believes the lunatic fringe’s belief there was man-caused global warming, their own numbers say the globe hasn’t warmed in over  decade.

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Now, I don’t know if Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of United Nations believes the stupidity that came out of his mouth, or he’s just lying, but as the graphic above demonstrates, the average global temps could not have caused any changes to the frequency of extreme weather events because the temps have essentially not changed.  But, loony Moony said “Extreme weather due to climate change is the new normal….”  How stupid.

So 125 scientists wrote a letter explaining that temps not changing can’t cause more extreme weather events.

As far as I can tell, nearly all of the scientists are in the climate field or climate related fields.  So much for the consensus, though some may take exception to Anthony’s and Monckton’s names being on the list.  They certainly have studied the subject enough to qualify them to make this assertion.  But, heck, anyone could.  This isn’t a hard concept.  Something not changing doesn’t typically cause something else to change.

If I had a critique on the letter, though, I would point out that there has been no increase in the frequency of extreme weather events.  None.

  • There has been no documented increase in flooding.
  • There has been no documented increase in droughts.  In fact, what data one can find on droughts shows no trend on the frequency and they were more extreme in the past.
  • It has been documented that hurricanes have decreased in total accumulated cyclonic energy.
  • It has been documented that the frequency of F3 tornadoes and stronger have decreased in frequency.

Is there any other weather events that I left out?

To recap, the global temp average, what ever significance one can attach to that, hasn’t changed.   Extreme weather events have not increased.   And, there is no consensus among scientists.  Anyone asserting otherwise are either misguided delusional fools or are lying scumbags of a very malevolent nature. 

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7 Responses to In Climate News — Scientist Feel Obliged To Point Out The Obvious

  1. philjourdan says:

    The perception comes from the increased reporting of extreme weather. No one reports “there were no tornadoes this month”, yet that happens. Now that should be enough for the ignorant. They live on the reporting. However, scientists should be studying the data. Instead they use the reporting to make their case. yes, the REPORTING of extreme weather has increased dramatically in the past 30 years. The number of events has not.

    • James Sexton says:

      Yes, but as you point out, that’s for the ignorant who believe reporting = actual frequency.

    • leftinbrooklyn says:

      And, the idea is for the increased reporting to lead to increased supporting of extreme taxes.

    • HankH says:

      Not only the reporting but the penchant for today’s media to sensationalize too. The almost hurricane, Sandy, was by no measure the worst storm of the past 100 years to hit the NE coast. But most reporters don’t bother to place current natural disasters into historical context, making Sandy the biggest CO2 induced, global warming driven, off the charts, mega-hurricane to ever hit the U.S.!

  2. Bruce says:

    I blame the Cuban Missile Crisis. If you don’t believe me look at this chart. On the other hand ZH thinks it was the Mayans. Noting whose chart it is, it could be both. I confess I like vampire squids, they’re very entertaining.

  3. Jim Masterson says:

    Climate science is an oxymoron.

    Jim

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