What Happened To Texas? What Happened To Tornadoes?

One year ago Andrew Dessler from Texas A&M University wrote an editorial in the Houston Chronicle declaring Texas to be in a permanent drought. No one is talking about Texas any more because they have had above normal rainfall this year.

Similarly, back in February, our friends got hysterical about some early tornadoes. The rest of the tornado season turned out slow and they quit talking about it. Same story for Moscow, Europe 2003, snow is a thing of the past, global cooling ……

The Colorado icon only lasted a couple of weeks, though the MSM is still trying to get mileage out of it. It is a pathetic three-ring circus.

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14 Responses to What Happened To Texas? What Happened To Tornadoes?

  1. Me says:

    I think they want more to make their case. How troubling is that?

  2. They just hibernate until the next event that fits their theory.

  3. Eric Webb says:

    I hope they predict the warmest and driest winter ever so it’s cold and snowy here in the south.

  4. tckev says:

    Nice little list from
    http://notrickszone.com/2012/07/06/observed-reality-contradicts-climate-model-projections-again-germany-gets-another-rain-soaked-summer/

    Looking back at the much ballyhooed climate models, we see that they’ve made a complete string of major mispredictions:

    1. Not a single model predicted the stagnant temperatures the globe has seen for the last 15 years.

    2. Not a single model projected the recent slowdown in sea level rise.

    3. Not a single model predicted harsh winters of the type many parts of the world have experienced.

    4. Not a single model projected the disappearance of hurricanes striking the US. Not a single model projected fewer cyclones globally.

    5. Not a single model projected increasing sea ice at the South Pole.

    Just to name a few.

    • Eric Webb says:

      Also….NOT A SINGLE MODEL has actual data, and has continued to diverge from actual observations, which is why they cant accurately predict climate out a few years in advance much less decades.

      • leftinbrooklyn says:

        Yep…computer-generated climate science is not real science, no more real than a computer-generated T-Rex snarling from a big screen in ‘Jurassic Park’. Of course they fail…how could they not? As much as that T-Rex snarls, he can never bite you.

  5. tckev says:

    Steven have you seen this
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/global-warming-no-longer-americans-top-environmental-concern-poll-finds/2012/07/02/gJQAs9IHJW_story.html

    Washington Post – Global warming no longer Americans’ top environmental concern, poll finds.

    IMO 3 things to note –
    1. Seventy-eight percent of those polled say global warming will be a serious problem if left alone.
    —–So more education needed.

    2. People’s knowledge about global warming has declined as well over the past five years. Today, 55 percent say they know a lot or a moderate amount about it, down from 68 percent.

    —-How they measured this is anyones guess but that means there is still a chance.
    —But the best part…

    3. Part of this lack of trust could be due to how Americans see climate scientists’ motivations for their work. More than a third of them think that scientists who say climate change is real make their conclusions based on money and politics.

    —-That message is getting through!

  6. higley7 says:

    However, they still claim a drought in Texas. How can that be?

    I finally figured it out. If you have a drought because you had 24 inches less rain in a season than normal, then they assume that the drought is not over until you get an extra 24 inches. Having the rainfall go back to normal is not good enough for them. They insist that only a catastrophic flood can cure a drought.

  7. Lou says:

    It’s always either famine or feast in Texas. Let’s just say we got very lucky this time around. Usually, La Nina means dry spell but not during last fall and winter. Something overcame the effect of La Nina and gave us plenty of rainfall. Now we have El Nino, that usually means at least average amount of rainfall during fall,winter and spring, often times above average amount. We could use that to fill up lakes before seeing more and longer lasting La Ninas.

    As Bastardi said many times in the past, with PDO turning cold, more famine than feast for Texas for a while. Wild card is tropical storms that can bust droughts easily.

  8. rw says:

    Let’s face it. Promoting AGW is a Sisyphean task.

  9. Joseph Bastardi says:

    Another big sign of the 1950s… the Aggies hired the Bear in 54 to bring back A and M football. Well they just hired a new coach again.

    Okay thats a joke right, but if someone can blame co2 instead of what is obviously going on with the pdo, then why not bring in football. Besides its more enjoyable.

    Writing a book on how football affects the weather. Sequel to how wrestling affects the weather. Hope to sell more copies than climate wars.

    Check out PSU best teams, all within a year of an el nino…coincidence? Stronger correlation than co2 to temp

    sometimes you gotta have a little fun with this stuff

    • Hi Joe,

      I am fed up with GISS USHCN temperature manipulation and am writing some code to do my own analysis of the raw USHCN temperature record. I will soon know what the thermometers actually read, rather than the BS being reported about trillions of record temperatures.

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