The horrible typhoon that hit the Philippines has given new fodder for the climate change theorists.  Their computer models say that eventually the earth will have fewer but much more severe storms, so global warming must have cause this one. And the mainstream media has picked up their claims.

But the global warming computer models  have been proven wrong over and over, including the fact they they can’t  explain why the Earth hasn’t warmed for the past 16 years, or why the polar ice caps haven’t melted away yet  and they predicted. The ice caps are alive, well and growing (and many scientists are predicting an Ice Age).

Brian McNoldy, a senior research associate at the University of Miami, told Climate Central that, “While Haiyan was absolutely amazing, it’s not alone. It’s in an elite company of a handful of other tropical cyclones scattered across the decades and across the world.”  

McNoldy downplayed global warming’s role in helping to fuel Super Typhoon Haiyan, saying, “We don’t get to pick and choose which storms are enhanced by a warmer climate and which ones aren’t, so this was just as subject to this year’s climate as the numerous others that weren’t so impressive. Extremely intense tropical cyclones are rare, but have always been a part of nature — we don’t need to find an excuse for them.”

Gabe Vecchi, a research oceanographer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), said that if global warming altered Haiyan, it did not do so to a significant extent. “I expect that the contribution of global warming to Haiyan’s extreme intensity is likely to have been small, relative to other factors like weather fluctuations and climate variability.

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Yesterday, on MSNBC’s Jansing and company Byran Norcorss of the Weather Channel was asked if global warming had anything to do with Typhoon Haiyan or other recent storms. The meteorologist answered the scientific consensus was no.

Keep in mind, if global warming had caused Haiyan, Sandy and other big storms, we would have had Haiyan-like tropical storms on a regular basis for the past 16 years, because global temperatures haven’t changed since the mid-late 1990s.

It’s not limited to tropical storms;  the climate change hoaxers also blame tornadoes on climate change. But according to USA Today on 11/13;

The USA is enjoying its second-consecutive below-average tornado season, and one of the calmest years for tornadoes in more than two decades, according to data from the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla.

“It’s been a near-record quiet year, especially with respect to strong to violent tornadoes,” said warning coordination meteorologist Greg Carbin of the prediction center.

They also like to blame wild fires on warming, But the number of wildfires across the US so far this year is on pace to be the lowest it has been in the past ten years and the acreage involved is at the second lowest level during that same time 10-year period.

Its been a quiet Hurricanes season. Heck even the number of hot days are down:

The five summers with the highest number of 100 degree days across the US are as follows: 1936, 1934, 1954, 1980 and 1930. In addition to the vast reduction in 100 degree days across the US this year, the number of high temperature records (ie hi max and hi min records) is way down compared to a year ago with 22,965 records this year as compared with 56,885 at this same time last year.

If the climate theorists had their way, global warming would be accepted as the reason  the NY Jets haven’t been in the Superbowl since 1969.

According to the Washington Post, if the horrific death toll estimate of 10,000 holds up, it wouldn’t even put Haiyan in the top 35 deadliest tropical cyclones on record. And storm severity is only one reason for the high death toll:

The story behind the destructiveness of Haiyan rings true of most powerful cyclones that occur in this region of the world: 33 of the 35 deadliest tropical cyclones on record have occurred in southern or southeastern Asia – due to a confluence of meteorology, geography, population density, poverty and government.

The truth is Typhoon Haiyan is a horrible tragedy but it is not a unique one. The two deadliest cyclones of the 20th century occurred during the 1970′s, and were blamed by climatologists on global cooling at the time.

One of Germany’s leading meteorologists Dominik Jung slammed the global warming theorists reaction to Typhoon Haiyan:

 For many ‘climate expert’ this recent event is a feeding frenzy that allows them to pound the drums of ‘evil climate change’. And here not a single one of these ladies and gentlemen are able to show that such storms never existed over the past hundreds of years, let alone that this storm is connected to a man-made climate change.

The climate change theorists would be more successful in saving lives if they stopped wasting time pushing the global warming hoax, and worked on raising money help the people in the Philippines whose lives were destroyed by the horrible typhoon.