Romm is blaming the high tornado count the last two weeks on global warming. There are so many things wrong with his analysis, it is difficult to tell where to start.
- Global temperatures have been below the 30 year mean this year.
- Most of the increase in tornadoes is due to better detection of small tornadoes. It is well know that severe tornadoes (F3 and above) have declined, and that “significant” tornadoes (F2 and above) have also declined.
- It is also well understood that the tornadoes this year are the result of very cold water and air to the northwest, colliding with warm humid air in the southeast. Last spring was much warmer and had below normal tornadoes.
Similarly, Romm blames the flooding on the Mississippi on global warming, despite the fact that there is no trend in precipitation.
Is the problem that Romm is not very bright, or is he just wildly dishonest?