Dishonest Climate Reporting

By Andrew Freedman
May 11, 2011

What Does Climate Change Have to Do With the Flooding?

Climate change cannot be blamed for causing the flooding, but scientists have detected large-scale trends indicating that extreme precipitation events are becoming more likely as temperatures warm in response to increasing amounts of greenhouse gases in the air. This means that heavy rainfall events are more frequent than they used to be, in part because a warmer atmosphere holds more moisture that can be wrung out by storm systems.

Scientists are working to detect the “fingerprint” of climate change in specific extreme weather events, and their methods are still in their infancy. It will take many months for studies to be completed on whether climate change may have made April’s heavy rains more likely. For now, though, we can look at studies that have already been completed that offer some clues about the relationship between climate change and heavy precipitation events.

That is the equivalent of racist claims from the 1960s. We used to hear this all the time : “We can’t say for sure that a colored person committed this crime, but as more colored people move into the neighborhood, we expect crimes of this type to increase.”

Either they have evidence or they don’t. This type of reporting is intended to mislead and is fraudulent.

Expectations are not a cause of weather.

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19 Responses to Dishonest Climate Reporting

  1. Latitude says:

    Since all they can do is predict trends, by following current trends…
    …expectations is all they got LOL

    • Latitude says:

      BTW, that’s one of the best analogies I’ve ever seen.
      It’s perfect…………..

    • Jimbo says:

      Here is the trend of floods or lack thereof. 😉

      “Analysis of trends and of aggregated time series on climatic (30-year) scale does not indicate consistent trends worldwide. Despite common perception, in general, the detected trends are more negative (less intense floods in most recent years) than positive. Similarly, Svensson et al. (2005) and Di Baldassarre et al. (2010) did not find systematical change neither in flood increasing or decreasing numbers nor change in flood magnitudes in their analysis.”

      • Jimbo says:

        More terrible trends

        “Fluctuations in some climate parameters”
        “Here we report results on those parameters of which we have had experience during the last few years: Global surface temperature, Cloud Cover and the MODIS Liquid Cloud Fraction. In no case we have found indications that fluctuations of these parameters have increased with time.”

        It is important to never back you climate claims with upto date, peer reviewed research.

  2. Anything is possible says:

    O/T, but I just saw it’s 41 degrees and raining in Denver right now.

    If it weren’t for Hansen making the world warmer, it would probably be snowing (:-

  3. pwl says:

    “Scientists are working to detect the “fingerprint” of climate change”

    What they will discover are the finger prints of Hansen, Mann, Jones, Briffa, Wahl, et. al. fabricating the data using statistical and other methods to create “mann caused climate change” of epic doomsday proportions with digital tree ring entrails, digital toy crystal balls, and eco-green-terrorist-anti-life political agendas.

  4. Amino Acids in Meteorites says:


    USA Today poll, taken May 5-8, one week after posting of birth certificate online:

    47% believe the president was “definitely” born in the United States……

    18% say he “probably” was born here……

    8% say probably was born elsewhere…….

    5% say he definitely was born elsewhere…….

    20% say they don’t know enough to say…….


    Only 47% of Americans “definitely” believe the birth certificate. More than half of Americans fall under other categories.

    Link to poll article:

    I think it’s a serious situation for Barrack Obama that this many people don’t trust him.

    • Has he given anyone any reason to trust him? His only core value seems to be self-promotion.

    • Traitor in Chief says:

      I’ve read or watched several presentations on the WH version of the BC. The layers of the document are not all generated from the same software. And they’re too peculiar (As in 3/4 letters of a word on one layer, and 1 letter on another), variations in resolution, etc.

      I’m reading Corsi’s book now. It is certainly improbable that a young woman of little means would travel to another continent to have a child. Yet there are many instances of Kenyan officials making public statements about his birth there. Maybe that is all a diversion. The real issues are his dual citizenship at birth and probable abandonment of his US citizenship for that of Indonesia so he could attend school there. Still reading.

  5. Al Gored says:

    “Dishonest Climate Reporting”

    As usual. On the bright side, speaking of polls…

    “survey finds that 51% of American Adults think the recent severe weather is primarily caused by long-term planetary trends. Only 19% blame the extreme weather on human activity”

  6. Andy Weiss says:

    “Climate change” now means any form of bad weather. We will now hear this chorus everytime the weather is less than perfect. Now even cold weather and blizzards will qualify!

  7. Old Goat says:

    Don’t forget the usual “since records began” rider!

  8. Jimbo says:

    Honest climate reporting.

    “Even under scenario C, temperatures would still climb into the shaded area, which represents the average temperatures during extremely warm periods about 6,000 and 120,000 years ago.”
    Source: NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies

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