Tornadoes 2013

It’s been a rough year for the climate change doomsday cult. In November we were told by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that there were no major hurricanes in the Atlantic this year (the fewest number of hurricanes since 1982). Now it turns out that in 2013 the U.S. experienced the lowest number of tornadoes since 2002.

The Washington Post reports:

As of December 21, the Storm Prediction Center only lists 934 confirmed tornadoes […] coming in well below the 2005-2013 running average of 1453 tornadoes per year. While this is the lowest number of tornadoes seen since 2002, which also saw 934 tornadoes, this isn’t the least active season on record: 1989 and 1987 each respectively saw only 856 and 656 confirmed tornadoes.

Where is Al Gore? We know he’s not interested in talking about the energy potential of liquid fluoride thorium reactors, and we know he’s not interested in talking about the state of Virginia, which has been underwater many times over the course of five million years. Apparently he only comes out during random bouts of severe weather, at which point he states that a specific storm is proof that humans have brought the planet to the breaking point.

When stories like this come out, it’s always nice to revisit the past. Do you remember back in June, when the New York Times said that the “luck” we’ve experienced in recent years regarding climate change was a “mystery”? I do.

As unlikely as this may sound, we have lucked out in recent years when it comes to global warming.

The rise in the surface temperature of earth has been markedly slower over the last 15 years than in the 20 years before that. And that lull in warming has occurred even as greenhouse gases have accumulated in the atmosphere at a record pace.

The slowdown is a bit of a mystery to climate scientists.

When data shows up that contradicts “settled” science, “luck” is at play. When evidence suggests that perhaps we’re being a little hasty in our rush to  hand over power to the global warming saviors, it all becomes a “mystery.” But watch as a particularly nasty storm pattern passes through — politicians always jump at the opportunity to convince you that only the abdication of more individual liberties to them can secure a future without flood and famine, disaster and hardship.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to check up on how Current TV is doing. That’s the television network Al Gore sold for $100 million in oil money from Qatar.

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About the Author Douglas Ernst

I'm a former Army guy who believes success comes through hard work, honesty, optimism, and perseverance. I believe seeing yourself as a victim creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. I believe in God. I'm a USC Trojan with an MA in Political Science from American University.

8 comments

  1. I’m undecided on this topic–I think somewhere between the alarmist shilling for grant money and the climate change deniers using lack of scientific community agreement as a basis to toss the whole idea, there is something to which we should be paying attention.

    Did you see where scientists recently were able to *quickly* make algae into oil. Interesting stuff. Wonder if it will ever see the light of day…

    1. I think environmentalists really do themselves a disservice when they get into doomsday levels of rhetoric. I believe that humans should be good stewards of the environment, but I think that the effect we have on it is grossly overstated. On top of that, I have a real problem with the those who use the threat of environmental calamity as a pretext for power grabs. As you mention, there is big money involved in all of this — and any time there is big money there are people who are looking to get into big corruption. The people who mourn trees refuse to acknowledge that.

    2. ‘climate change deniers’

      You mean like the ‘FTL travel deniers’ who all pretty much agree faster than light travel is nigh frickin’ impossible, thus dispelling the notion of inter-stellar aliens that constitute most scientists there, Lighty?

  2. The BS coming from the global warming crowd always slays me.

    Today an armored Soviet icebreaker has to be rescued in Antarctic waters (where it is summer) by two other icebreakers as it’s trapped in unexpectedly heavy pack ice. The ship, one of the pride of the Russian research fleet, was built in a country that should know a thing or two about ice.

    Gore never lets the facts get in the way of a good story.

    1. In all fairness to Al Gore, he probably would be on television more often to discuss these issues if he didn’t have to worry about a rogue panelist bringing up the massage therapist groping allegations made against him. 😉

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