Prof. Roger Pielke Jr.: Revisiting the ‘Consistent With’ Canard — ‘Just don’t use ‘consistent with’ in stretching to link particular extremes with human-caused climate change. It is pure spin’
Excerpt: “…it is meaningful to proclaim that the extreme rainfall observed in Colorado several weeks ago are “consistent with” predictions of more intense rainfall associated with human-caused climate change.
Long-time readers will know that I believe the use of the phrase “consistent with” in this context is a canard and devoid of substance. Here is an example using exactly such a construction related to the Colorado floods.