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.
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.