CO2 and Extreme Weather

http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/img/climate/research/tornado/tornadotrend.jpg

Hardly an hour goes by without some press release about the connection of CO2 and extreme weather.

Clearly it isn’t happening with violent tornadoes, which peaked during the ice age scare of the 1970s.

It also isn’t happening with hurricanes (blue line below) or major hurricanes (red line below.) Both of them peaked during the 1950s.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pastdec.shtml

A direct comparison of hurricanes vs. CO2 shows that they peaked around 300 ppm.

No evidence of a CO2 footprint for the most intense hurricanes.

The hottest weather ever recorded in North America occurred almost a century ago.

http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/rescue/mwr/050/mwr-050-01-0010.pdf

It isn’t heat. It isn’t tornadoes. It isn’t hurricanes. What is it?

—————————————————————-
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the the universe.” – Albert Einstein

Advertisements

About stevengoddard

Just having fun
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to CO2 and Extreme Weather

  1. truthsword says:

    Weather books (at least any from before 1998) will tell you cooler trends cause worse storms… cold clashing with heat causes severe storms, a warmer globe always has less severe storms. I don’t understand how that basic fact gets tossed in favor of the crazy idea that warm + warm = worse storms. It makes no sense at the basic level. I predict worse tornado seasons during the coming cool years. Don’t need a bogus model to predict that either.

  2. Neven says:

    The hottest weather ever recorded in North America occurred almost a century ago.

    And the hottest weather ever recorded in 18 countries worldwide was this year.

    It isn’t heat. It isn’t tornadoes. It isn’t hurricanes. What is it?

    This year it’s heat, it’s floodings on a massive scale, and it’s the non-recovery of the Arctic sea ice.

    • Given the short length and sparseness of the global temperature record, it is expected that several countries will record record high temperatures every year just based on statistics. Throw in the second strongest El Nino on record, and the fact that many of those countries are right next to each other.

  3. Neven says:

    Throw in the second strongest El Nino on record,

    I didn’t know it was the second strongest EN on record. On what criteria is that based?

  4. PhilJourdan says:

    I always like the quote – “Genius is limited, stupidity is limitless”.

  5. Tim Hulsey says:

    Humans just don’t live long enough to be anything but geophysically short-sighted!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s