Clueless on Climate! NYT’s Justin Gillis’ woeful reporting: ‘His article does not explain that a $50 billion total in losses for 2011 is about exactly same as total in 1980…’
'...after adjusting for inflation -- however, as a proportion of overall economy those 1980 losses were 250% larger than those experienced in 2011. You wouldn't know from reading the NYT article that the most powerful tornadoes - F3, F4 and F5s -- have actually decreased over past 50 years (so too has damage). Nor would you know that the NOAA Climate Attribution effort has recently looked at 2011 tornadoes & found no evidence of causality from increasing greenhouse gases'