Record Tornado Season Caused by Climate Change?
Unfortunately, no one knows.
KEVIN BULLIS 05/25/2011
Tornadoes have killed more people this year than they have since 1953. This has some wondering whether higher global temperatures might be contributing. The answer: there isn’t a statistical correlation between the number of tornadoes and rising temperatures. Yet scientists predict that climate change will bring increasingly harsh weather, and that’s got some commentators wondering whether this year’s tornadoes, record floods, and droughts, might be connected.
Actually we do know. There is an anti-correlation. As temperatures go up, violent tornadoes go down. Why would MIT try to claim otherwise?