Via Tony Heller at RealClimateSceince.com: "The NOAA/EPA graph is being touted by Democrats as proof that people who tell the truth about climate need to be jailed. It is intended to mislead people into believing that heavy rainfall events are due to your SUV."
The EPA graph itself is fraudulent. Had they extended their graph back to the start of records in 1895, the trend would have been the exact opposite.Cherry picking starting points of graphs is standard operating procedure.‘
Seth Borenstein: "There's a scientifically accepted method for determining if some wild weather event has the fingerprints of man-made climate change, and it involves intricate calculations. Those could take weeks or months to complete, and then even longer to be checked by other scientists. In general, though, climate scientists agree that future storms will dump much more rain than the same size storms did in the past."
Climate Depot Response: AP's Seth Borenstein claims there is some kind of arcane black box that finds fingerprint of man-made global warming! This coveted climate black box is only available to select few: Michael Mann, Michael Oppenheimer, Kerry Emanuel, Katharine Hayhoe, Kevin Trenberth, etc.
Note from Paul Homewood: "The rainfall from Harvey was the greatest from a single storm. However, this was just in one spot, as Harvey was stuck over Houston for a week. Other storms have dumped more rain, but spread over a wider area."
'We keep being told by climate alarmists that global warming is responsible for more intensive rainfall, the theory being that a warmer atmosphere can hold more moisture. Funny then that when we look at rainfall records across the US for all sorts of different timescales, we find none at all since 1981.'
"WHERE have all the cyclones gone?" - “The whole southern hemisphere is having one of its quietest cyclone seasons on record." - Dr Andrew Watkins the manager of climate prediction services at Australian Bureau of Meteorology. (Note: NOAA explains: "Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are all the same weather phenomenon; we just use different names for these storms in different places. In the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific, the term “hurricane” is used. The same type of disturbance in the Northwest Pacific is called a “typhoon” and “cyclones” occur in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean")
Aussie scientists perplexed by lack of cyclones - '2nd consecutive quiet season in Australian history'
“Everywhere is missing out. It may be there has been quite a change in the Indian Ocean, though, that said, at the start of the season there was no reason to believe the season would be particularly weak...We would have expected 11 or above and to only have three so far is fascinating...“We’re fascinated by why this season has been so benign.”
This year, on the other hand, the low numbers have blindsided them.
The former chair of the Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment, set up by Obama in 2015, is now being disbanded by President Trump. The ex-chair, Richard Moss, is a WWF implant and has been in the climate debate for many years. "Moss is or was Vice President and Managing Director for Climate Change at the World Wildlife Fund."
Gore's 2006 'An Inconvenient Truth' served 'as a catalyst in the polarization of American public opinion on climate change.'
'Republicans may have taken an oppositional stance on climate change, at least partly, in response to signals from Democratic elites.'
The original Gore film 'likely played a role in turning Republicans against that message, since to them, Gore was simply a Democratic politician they disliked.'
'It’s highly unlikely that the release of Al Gore’s sequel to An Inconvenient Truth will have an impact similar to the original. The movie is generating significantly less traction in the box office and in the media. Furthermore, climate change has already become one of the most polarized issues of the day. Sadly, there is likely no way to turn back the clock. But it should serve as a warning for the future. It is not only important to pick a salient and informative message, but also an effective messenger to deliver it.'
Climate skeptic Steven Hayward comments on the new study: 'I had occasion to ask a straight-shooting 'mainstream' climate scientist I know slightly what he thought of Gore’s  film: 'I wish he’d made the film with John McCain.' In other words, Gore should have tried to make it a bipartisan effort.'
'GORE: THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING' - 'This study suggests is that Al Gore is the best friend climate skeptics ever had.'
'The best way to stop climate action is to give Gore more air time. And memo to Hillary Clinton: please please please make a movie about climate change. It would probably kill off the issue once and for all.'