After cranking up the fear of increasing droughts, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes, the report offers some little disclaimers admitting to unsettled science: But the fine print that few will ever read acknowledges the real uncertainties of something as complex as the planet’s atmosphere.
“There has been no universal trend in the overall extent of drought across the continental U.S. since 1900,” the authors observe. We also learn that “trends in severe storms, including the intensity and frequency of tornadoes, hail, and damaging thunderstorm winds, are uncertain and are being studied intensively.”
Climate Depot response: 'Despite all the hype, the fine print of the report contradicts the memo of climate change is happening here and now. In reality, event the fine print is spinning the data, as on 50-100 year time scales, extreme weather trends show no trend or even declining trends. The fawning global warming enamored media will ignore.'