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How Evil Climate Skeptics Caused the Tornadoes Which Killed Americans
Posted By Jeff Dunetz On April 29, 2011 @ 4:00 pm In NewsReal Blog | Comments Disabled
Just when you think that they can’t come up with anything else, the global warming hoaxers unveil something new in their attempt to scare the public into believing their global redistribution of income scheme.
The latest claim is those horrible, massive tornadoes which caused over two-hundred deaths in America this week were spurred by global warming (a claim that was quickly refuted by both FEMA and the NOAA Storm Prediction Center among others).
Yesterday, Peter H. Gleick, President of the Pacific Institute wrote in the Huffington Post about the connection between the tornadoes and climate change. When his words are examined carefully it is clear that his article was simply meant to frighten not to explain. He begins:
Violent tornadoes throughout the southeastern U.S. must be a front-page reminder that no matter how successful climate deniers are in confusing the public or delaying action on climate change in Congress or globally, the science is clear: Our climate is worsening.
On first glance he is saying that there is a connection between the warming hoax and the tragic weather; that’s what he intends for the reader to think. But look again at the carefully-scripted paragraph. He argues that the weather should remind you that the climate is getting worse. Well… that and the fact that people who don’t buy into the scheme are horrible people.
More extreme and violent climate is a direct consequence of human-caused climate change (whether or not we can determine if these particular tornado outbreaks were caused or worsened by climate change). There is a reason it isn’t called global warming anymore. Higher temperatures are only one — and not the most worrisome — of the consequences of a changing climate.
He says that more extreme weather is the result of “human-caused” climate change (but not necessarily these tornadoes.) Gleick’s Orwellian double-speak is trying to get the reader to make the weather-climate change association, without making the weather-climate change association. Which is a good thing because scientists have come out and said that there is no relationship between climate change and this week’s tornadoes.
USA Today used two studies from 2007 to make the link:
As with any major weather disaster these days — from floods and hurricanes to wildfires and this week’s tornado outbreak in the South — people ask questions about its relation to the huge elephant that’s lurking in the corner, global climate change.
Two separate studies in 2007 reported that global warming could bring a dramatic increase in the frequency of weather conditions that feed severe thunderstorms and tornadoes by the end of the 21st century.
Both studies make the same mistake in their predictions, as a matter of fact most of the warming/climate change hysteria comes from the same source. They use computer models. Computer models are a great tool but are only as good as the data entered into the model; you need to have some observational data. It is the equivalent of a weather forecaster who makes his prediction of sunshine based totally on what the forecast computer says, but never bothers to stick his head outside where he would find out it’s raining.
“Given that global warming is unequivocal,” climate scientist Kevin Trenberth cautioned the American Meteorological Society in January of this year, “the null hypothesis should be that all weather events are affected by global warming rather than the inane statements along the lines of ‘of course we cannot attribute any particular weather event to global warming.”
The congressional delegations of these states — Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Virginia, and Kentucky — overwhelmingly voted to reject the science that polluting the climate is dangerous. They are deliberately ignoring the warnings from scientists.
Actually the charge that the tornadoes had anything to do with global warming or man-made climate change is deliberately ignoring the scientists. Fox News reported:
Greg Carbin, the warning coordination meteorologist at NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, said warming trends do create more of the fuel that tornadoes require, such as moisture, but that they also deprive tornadoes of another essential ingredient: wind shear.
“We know we have a warming going on,” Carbin told Fox News in an interview Thursday, but added: “There really is no scientific consensus or connection [between global warming and tornadic activity]….Jumping from a large-scale event like global warming to relatively small-scale events like tornadoes is a huge leap across a variety of scales.”
Asked if climate change should be “acquitted” in a jury trial where it stood charged with responsibility for tornadoes, Carbin replied: “I would say that is the right verdict, yes.” Because there is no direct connection as yet established between the two? “That’s correct,” Carbin replied.
According to Grady Dixon, assistant professor of meteorology and climatology at Mississippi State University:
“If you look at the past 60 years of data, the number of tornadoes is increasing significantly, but it’s agreed upon by the tornado community that it’s not a real increase,”he said .
“It’s having to do with better (weather tracking) technology, more population, the fact that the population is better educated and more aware. So we’re seeing them more often,” Dixon said.
But he said it would be “a terrible mistake” to relate the up-tick to climate change.
…Craig Fugate, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), also dismissed Thursday climate change as a factor in the deadly tornadoes: “Actually what we’re seeing is springtime,” he said.
“Many people think of Oklahoma as ‘Tornado Alley’ and forget that the southeast United States actually has a history of longer and more powerful tornadoes that stay on the ground longer.”
And there are lots more where that came from. So why are the progressive climate change hoaxers making the link between the tornadoes and their climate change theory?
Since the “climate-gate scandal” there has been a rash of peer-reviewed science proving that climate change has nothing to do with man and that it is a natural phenomenon that has happened many times before. There is a growing knowledge base blaming any heating on sunspot activity, normal change in ocean currents or, for those who remember the warning in the 1970, because we are approaching a new ice age.
Not being able to keep the scientists in-line any more, their new tactic is to keep the public in line with ridiculous scare tactics. During the past two years the left has blamed everything but Donald Trump’s hair and Barbara Boxer’s low I.Q. on global warming.
Take a look at the following. Each item is linked to a story claiming that something ridiculous was caused by global warming.
Incredible shrinking sheep, Invasion of jellyfish in the Mediterranean, Surge in fatal shark attack, Boy Scout tornado deaths, Global conflict, Beer tasting different, Suicide of farmers in Australia, Bigger tuna fish, longer days, shorter days, Collapse of gingerbread houses in Sweden, Cow infertility, UFO sightings in the UK, Rise in insurance premiums, Heroin addiction, Frigid Cold Winters in Great Britain, Cancer, Death from heart disease, diabetes, stroke, respiratory disease and even accidents, homicide, suicide, water -borne disease outbreaks, heavier, wetter snowstorms treacherous for travel and ambulation, Lyme disease, swarms of allergy-inducing, stinging insects, along with mosquitoes and devastating pine bark beetle infestations and the spread of forest and crop pests, 40,000 dead crabs , unrest in the Middle East. screwed-up love making and the Japanese earthquake-tsunami.
The fact is that the drive toward global warming legislation in the United States and indeed throughout the whole world has nothing to do with the environment. Those aren’t my words but those of Ottmar Edenhofer former co-chair of the IPCC’s Working Group III, and a lead author of the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report released in 2007 ( the IPCC is the UN’s Organization formed to push the climate change theory).
But one must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy. Obviously, the owners of coal and oil will not be enthusiastic about this. One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore
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