“Connecting the Dots” Between Extreme Weather and Climate Change
Over the last year, millions of people around the world have felt first-hand the impacts of the growing climate crisis. From devastating flooding in Thailand to historic drought in Texas, global warming has moved from an abstraction to a dangerous new reality. Here in the United States, 82 percent of Americans say that they’ve experienced a natural disaster or extreme weather event first-hand.
Jamie Henn: “Connecting the Dots” Between Extreme Weather and Climate Change
Unless you are over 52 years old, you could not have possibly have experienced a record drought in Texas. Precipitation has been increasing and the 1950s was by far the driest decade.
Jeff Masters considers unusually pleasant March weather to be “extreme weather.”
Yet, despite a few notable exceptions, the mainstream media has failed to connect the dots between this string of extreme weather events and global warming. Instead, coverage of climate change has dropped precipitously. A recent report by Media Matters for America found out that nightly news coverage on the major networks decreased 72 percent between 2009 and 2011. The Sunday shows, traditionally seen as forums for discussing the “important issues” of the day, have all spent more time covering Donald Trump than they have climate change.
There is an old story which explains this phenomenon. “The little boy who cried wolf”
How old is this Jamie kid? By the ‘tenor’ of this jejune guff it sounds as if he’s still in high School.
And those with science trining mislead even if their facts are correct.
Amazing how close-minded some are, not appreciating geologic or climatologic time scales compared to the short human lifespan.
How many more years to CAGW proponents have to make their case? Steve’s historical records indicate “forever,” as there are environuts (e.g. Paul Ehrlich) in every generation with the excuse that the science is getting better.
Brain damage, indicated by the Media covering Donald Trump more than climate change, is just more proof of climate change. 😉
In Maryland, we had two great natural disasters in less than a week. The earthquake, which knocked a couple books off the shelf and Hurricane Irene, which pruned a few backyard trees. How I lived thru those I’ll never know.
I was fortunate to not move out there until the next week. Surveying the damage in Columbia, Maryland – I distinctly remember some mud on a bicycle trail.