Veteran meteorologist and Weather Channel founder John Coleman has been following Hurricane Matthew and has a message for environmentalists linking the storm to global warming. It’s not, he says.
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Everyone knows global warming has spawned severe hurricanes, tornadoes and other extreme weather events that are killing a lot more people, right? Well activists have made this claim, but the truth is mortality from extreme weather events has declined significantly over the past century.
As everyone knows, the weather is becoming more extreme with increasing numbers of blizzards, hurricanes, droughts and other calamities caused by global warming, right? Well, while the media tends to hype these severe weather events as unusual and increasing in frequency, a new study by the Twentieth Century Reanalysis Project reveals otherwise. As reported in the Wall Street Journal, this project, which involved sophisticated supercomputers, created a dataset of global atmospheric conditions dating back to 1891. And what did they find? Well, contrary to what global warming proponents have been saying, they found absolutely no evidence of more extreme [...]
The NY Times wants to know whether a dry, dusty spell in Australia is evidence of global warming. That Australia was prone to dryness and dust before the Dutch stumbled upon it doesn’t factor. When the Guardian reported last year that snow was blanketing the Middle East, they didn’t ask whether this showed we were all in for global cooling. Cooler heads of course know that neither event tells us much about our climate. Weather varies and history records the average of extremes. If the press reports unseasonable heat as warming and takes unseasonable cold in stride, it heads [...]
Gore’s film was mainly a litany of naturally occurring extreme weather events that were randomly put together without any historical context. They would have occurred whether you drive a car and use electricity… or not.
Reporters have apparently put Roger Pielke, Jr. on their “do not call” list despite his expertise on extreme weather trends, according to information that was revealed during a Twitter fight between the climate expert and a news editor.