Climatologist Roy Spencer pointed out that those claims were unsubstantiated. “Unfortunately, there seems to be a trend toward classifying events as ‘1 in 1,000 years,’ when there is no way of knowing such things...Remember, it is perfectly normal to have a 1 in 100-year event every year...as long as they occur in different locations. That’s how weather records work.”
Marc Morano on "The Weather Lottery": Your chance of the winning the lottery is very low, but the chance of someone, somewhere winning the lottery are very high. The climate campaigners and the media essentially hype the “winners” of the extreme weather lottery, wherever they are, and attempt to imply these events are happening everywhere. Extreme weather always strikes somewhere at some time, and it always will, so there is no shortage of examples of “record” storms. Lotteries and casinos do the same thing in their ads—showing the winners, and implying that you are just one ticket or spin away from joining them.
Meteorologist Topper Shutt explained the misuse of the term 100-year flood after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston in 2017. “A 500-year flood does not mean that an area will see a flood of that magnitude once in 500 years. It means that in any given year there is a .2% chance of a 500-year flood and likewise a 1% chance every year for a 100-year flood,” Shutt wrote. “Remember, we are talking about billions of years of climate and usually just a hundred years of actual, observational data."
“This is the first time in history that two major storms are making landfall from the Atlantic and the Pacific simultaneously, and each recalls some of their predecessors,” Gore said Friday at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco.
That’s false. Cato Institute atmospheric scientist Ryan Maue was quick to call out Gore for making the false claim..."Al Gore just (fraudulently) claimed without any evidence that we've never had hurricanes in both the Atlantic and Pacific making landfall at same time," Maue said.
Dr. Roger Pielke Jr.: 'US landfalling hurricanes (overall & major) are down since 1900'
A study published in March looked at the trends in rainfall and flooding from tropical cyclones. The study did “not detect statistically significant trends in the magnitude or frequency of [tropical cyclone] floods.” ...
Likewise, the 2017 National Climate Assessment special report found, “[T]here is low confidence in attributing the extreme precipitation changes purely to anthropogenic forcing.”
'The peer-reviewed scientific literature robustly affirms that land-falling hurricane frequencies and intensities have remained steady or declined in recent decades. So have droughts, floods, and other extreme weather events.'
Scholarly studies confirm that witch trials were on the upswing during the Little Ice Age. According to a 2012 Live Science article, “Historical records indicate that, worldwide, witch hunts occur more often during cold periods, possibly because people look for scapegoats to blame for crop failures and general economic hardship. Fitting the pattern, scholars argue that cold weather may have spurred the infamous Salem witch trials in 1692.” ...
Princeton Professor Emeritus of Physics William Happer in 2017 drew parallels to today’s man-made climate change claims. “I don’t see a whole lot of difference between the consensus on climate change and the consensus on witches. At the witch trials in Salem the judges were educated at Harvard. This was supposedly 100 percent science. The one or two people who said there were no witches were immediately hung. Not much has changed,” Happer quipped. ...
Salem State University historian Emerson Baker’s research agrees with Oster’s findings. “A harsh New England winter really may have set the stage for accusations of witchcraft,” noted a Live Science analysis of Baker’s research. The bad weather may have helped stir up the population’s psychological state into a full-blown mass hysteria.
BBC 2018: 'UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that if the world doesn't change course by 2020, we run the risk of runaway climate change. Mr Guterres said he was alarmed by the paralysis of world leaders on what he called the "defining issue" of our time...Mr Guterres painted a grim picture of the impacts of climate change that he says have been felt all over the world this year, with heatwaves, wildfires, storms and floods leaving a trail of destruction.'
Mr. Guterres says he is committing himself and the UN to the effort of transforming the political landscape to tame the threat of climate change. He pointed to the forthcoming report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on how to keep the world from warming by more than 1.5 degrees C, which he says will be a sobering assessment. We are careering towards the edge of the abyss," Mr Guterres said. "Our fate is in our own hands."
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Robert Flanders is going on the air with his first TV ad, featuring an actor portraying climate activist Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse -- who has given over Senate 200 speeches on climate -- as a climate obsessed "doofus." In the ad, Sen. Whitehouse responds with only the words "climate change" to every single question he gets asked -- "including what speed he was driving."
The ad concludes: "If climate change is your only issue, Sheldon Whitehouse is your senator," the narrator says, before an elderly woman calls Whitehouse 'kind of a doofus.'"
Gore claims it was the first time in history two major storms from the Atlantic and Pacific made landfall at the same time. He was talking about Hurricane Florence, that hit North Carolina on Friday, and Super Typhoon Mangkhut, which hit the Philippines a few hours later on Saturday.
CNN still relying on that debunked Puerto Rico death toll to bash Trump - 'Harvard study had an insanely huge margin of error, putting a low estimate of 798 and a high of over 8,000, w/ a horribly unscientific methodology...researchers took one number — 15 deaths identified from a survey of 3,299 households — and extrapolated that to come up with 4,645 deaths across the island."
University of Colorado professor Roger Pielke, Jr. recently published a paper on the problems with the UN’s use of BECCS to sell the Paris climate accord. “Carbon dioxide removal at massive scale is science fiction — like a light saber, incredible but not real,” Pielke wrote.
Morano: "President Donald Trump may be presiding over the disintegration of the UN Paris climate pact,” said Climate Depot’s Marc Morano, adding that the U.S. decision “set a global example and it may have led to the agreement potentially teetering on the brink of its own survival.”