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Hey Science! Tornadoes, hurricanes hit all-time low for US, ice cap returns, where's your global warming now? Comments

Riddle me this: America is enjoying a nearly unprecedented respite from weather-related disasters, yet the planet has just experienced one of the hottest years on record. How can it be that the climate in America is calm, the Arctic ice cap isn't melted, yet scientists still shout that disaster looms? Continue Reading

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  1. Ozonator
    8 months ago

    The reduction of such spinning disasters has been achieved through paperwork reduction of the National Weather Service (NWS) and our ability to export many of these monsters offshore. The NWS, under the guidance of Oklahoma's federal senator Inhofe, reduced the reporting time of weather conditions from several hours to less than an hour. Hence, fewer tornadoes in the USA are now reported. Tornadoes formerly uncommon in other countries are now causing fatalities and destruction which are not counted by deniers. Hurricanes not hitting the US are now hitting others as tropical storms, tropical cyclones, cyclones, and hurricane-force winds.

  2. Ron Parkins
    8 months ago

    "Rapid climate change is catastrophic" seems like an oxymoron garnished with hyperbole. Weather changes rapidly. By definition, "climate" changes slowly and can be tracked somewhat reliably over hundreds of years. Computer models for climate change are inadequate to make predictions, as shown by the facts on tornadoes and hurricanes presented in this article. "Climate change is a natural part of living on a dynamic planet" and we should approach it calmly. Perhaps it would be best to admit that faithful climate scientists do not have all of the answers. Science is a deliberate process and hypotheses should not be confused with factual data.

  3. Jerry N
    8 months ago

    Marshall: "The planet is still warming and although atmospheric warming has hit a plateau, we have recently observed that the oceans continue to warm."

    More hogwash from Catholic.org's most prolific author of global warming idiocy and baldfaced lies. There is no conclusive measurement anywhere to be found that the "oceans continue to warm". This is just a lot of hooey, as usual. Marshall's favorite ploy of late, as is the ploy of many thoroughly-exposed-as-frauds NEPDs*, is to make bold, definitive statements about things that are patently false. The NEPDs are now resorting to the Hitler/Himmler-style propaganda tactic of repeating big lies, knowing that many will believe them because they can't imagine that anyone could willfully tell such huge whopping lies and not be severely punished, or at least severely ridiculed, for doing so.

    Marshall: "This means that scientists, at best, can only make general predictions with any degree of accuracy."

    At best, "general predictions" are speculation and have no basis in science or in anything that can be reliably measured. As such, "general predictions" have no connection to anything that can be associated with a "degree of accuracy".

    *NEPD = natural Earth process denier

  4. st ferdiii
    8 months ago

    Nonsense co2 has 0 effect on temps it is a trace chemical the world is cooling not warming 2013 is not a hot year unless you believe fraudulent data and the fact that the great warming occurred only in Russia and trust me, the Russians have zero interest in your cult of warm and its non science and dont waste their time tracking temps the cult of warm is about as scientific as the cult of evolution and walking fish....wake up

  5. randydutton
    8 months ago

    You left off:
    the change in solar activity;
    the rising global volcanic activity;
    the effect of an increased ozone layer from declining CFCs;
    the effect of Asia's carbon soot on glaciers and icefields;
    the change in wind patterns;
    the deforestation of the Sahel;
    the increased plant growth from higher CO2 levels;
    and a thousand other factors.


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