If you believe the people pushing the climate change hypothesis, climate change is why I am bald. There’s been a rash of tornadoes the past few weeks, and the liberal media is combining with the climate change enthusiasts to blame the tornadoes on climate change—not true.
From President Joe Biden on down, the usual suspects are already rushing to suggest that last week’s deadly tornadoes are yet another reason the world needs to do more about climate change. Yet no science supports the claim that tornadoes or any other form of humanity-threatening extreme weather are on the upswing, let alone links the supposed threat to global warming.
To scare the public, climate change zealots have falsely linked the latest surge of tornadoes to climate change. Here are just a few of the latest headlines:
- Scientists: Tornadoes are going to be more frequent and devastating because of global warming
- Will climate change make N.J. more tornado-prone? …
- Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters
Every natural disaster these days — flooding, hurricanes, heat waves, drought, etc. — gets flogged as a reason for climate action, even though the worldwide death toll from extreme weather has been dropping steadily for decades.
The climate change theorists exploit any bad news to sell their hypothesis. In 2018 when a polar vortex brought record colds, it blamed climate change. Yep, there were crazies claiming record colds were caused by global warming.
Let’s start with a truth climate ‘change’ is real. In fact, the Earth’s climate has been changing almost as long as there has been an Earth because the climate is cyclical. Warm to cold-cold to warm long millions of years. There is no proof that climate change has anything to do with mankind. The climate change hypothesis is based on two things.
1) Computer models used to tie man to climate change were bogus and impossible to correct. Climate change enthusiasts are too reliant on computer models. They will work for years coming up with proprietary computer models containing all their prejudices, input thousands of numbers and develop a long-term prediction of what will happen. The computer models have been wrong because there are too many variables in the Earth, Moon, and the entire Solar System scientists haven’t discovered all the variables to put in a computer model. These computer model developers’ heads are stuck so far into their hard drives that they won’t admit it.
2) Worldwide redistribution of income. In 2011 Ottmar Edenhofer, the author of the 2010 U.N. climate assessment, admitted in a speech it was not about climate but “about how we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth.”
2015 saw Christiana Figueres, the executive secretary of U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, say the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism. Referring to the new international treaty environmentalists hope will be adopted at the Paris climate change conference later this year, she added: “This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model for the first time in human history.” In other words, to destroy capitalism.
This is why the fiercest defenders of the hypothesis are the far left—the people who want to change the economy from capitalism to socialism.
Climate Depot reported on some of the reactions from weather professionals to people blaming the tornadoes on climate change. Meteorologist Chris Martz had the most direct response:
In 2019 Climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer, former Senior Scientist for Climate Studies at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, wrote, “Recent Tornadoes are Due to Unusually COLD Weather’ – To claim ‘global warming’ as cause for tornadoes’ is directly opposite to the clear observational evidence.”
Extreme Weather Expert Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. noted:
IPCC AR6 WG1
"trends in tornadoes… associated w/ severe convective storms are not robustly detected"
"attribution of certain classes of extreme weather (eg, tornadoes) is beyond current modelling & theoretical capabilities"
"how tornadoes… will change is an open question" https://t.co/UlTTkml7lp
— The Honest Broker (@RogerPielkeJr) December 11, 2021
One of my favorite examples is something I found a few years ago: The climate crazies blamed the increased tornado activity on global cooling. In a story about the coming ice age on June 24, 1974, Time magazine reported:
Scientists have found other indications of global cooling. For one thing there has been a noticeable expansion of the great belt of dry, high-altitude polar winds — the so-called circumpolar vortex—that sweep from west to east around the top and bottom of the world. Indeed it is the widening of this cap of cold air that is the immediate cause of Africa’s drought. By blocking moisture-bearing equatorial winds and preventing them from bringing rainfall to the parched sub-Sahara region, as well as other drought-ridden areas stretching all the way from Central America to the Middle East and India, the polar winds have in effect caused the Sahara and other deserts to reach farther to the south. Paradoxically, the same vortex has created quite different weather quirks in the U.S. and other temperate zones. As the winds swirl around the globe, their southerly portions undulate like the bottom of a skirt. Cold air is pulled down across the Western U.S. and warm air is swept up to the Northeast. The collision of air masses of widely differing temperatures and humidity can create violent storms—the Midwest’s recent rash of disastrous tornadoes, for example.
Almost a year later, in April 1975, Newsweek wrote “the most devastating outbreak of tornadoes ever recorded” killed “more than 300 people” This, according to the magazine, was among “the ominous signs that the Earth’s weather patterns have begun to change dramatically.” But the change was global cooling.
In 1977 Scientific opinion converged on global warming, not cooling, as the chief climate risk in the next century.
When the cooling wasn’t working, they changed it to global warming. When that didn’t work, it became climate change.
Here is the truth that nobody who believes in the climate change hypothesis will admit. If climate change believers genuinely believe that tornadoes are tied to a still-warming earth, we should all wear ruby slippers and follow a yellow-brick road to Emerald City.
For those who don’t believe in science, here’s the truth from climate expert and researcher Dr. Roger Pielke Jr.
The levels of tornado strength were set by the Fujita Scale.
Dr. Pielke made a chart demonstrating the change in extreme tornadoes F4+ from 1950-2022 and a similar chart beginning in 2000. Each of the charts shows a significant decline in tornadic activity.
But wait? Before they got fancy didn’t they call it global warming? That’s the fun part. When it was still called global warming, the purveyors of the hypothesis demanded scientists start tracking satellite data because it was more accurate than earthbound temperature tracking. But the average satellite data showed that the worldwide temperature hasn’t changed at least for the past 8+ years using the satellite data the climate change zealots requested. Those same scientists decided to ignore the data. At the same time, they stopped calling it global warming and changed the name of their worldwide redistribution of income program to climate change.
What about the future? The believers in the hypothesis say we are nearing the end of the Earth because of climate change, but I wouldn’t stop paying your bills yet. Climate change is not going to destroy the Earth. The Earth’s climate has been changing for billions of years.