Biden uses tornado tragedy to further climate agenda: But ‘data shows that these winter tornadoes are not becoming more frequent’ – Climate analyst Paul Homewood: “Provisional data from the NWS indicates that the tornadoes which hit Mayfield, Kentucky and Edwardsville, Illinois were both EF-3s. Although most tornadoes occur in spring and early summer, strong tornadoes are not unheard of in winter. Indeed, on average since 1950 there have been five tornadoes every winter of EF3 and greater strength. And the official data shows that these winter storms are not becoming more frequent:
IPCC AR6 WG1
"trends in tornadoes… associated w/ severe convective storms are not robustly detected"
"attribution of certain classes of extreme weather (eg, tornadoes) is beyond current modelling & theoretical capabilities"
"how tornadoes… will change is an open question" https://t.co/UlTTkml7lp
— The Honest Broker (@RogerPielkeJr) December 11, 2021
Dr. Roger Pielke Jr.: “But none of that justifies making obviously false claims about the state of current science, even if made in support of a worthy cause by someone I voted for.”
Here are the facts:
• No overall trend in U.S. tornado activity since 1954; but EF-3+ down 50%.
• Climate models cannot resolve mesoscale features.
• Some enviro conditions may become more favorable in future, others less.
• Low confidence in climate change linkage. pic.twitter.com/G3vYVolpRf
— Chris Martz (@ChrisMartzWX) December 11, 2021
Tony Heller Video December 12, 2021:
Biden Discusses Tornadoes In Kentucky: “History and science aren’t among Joe Biden’s strong points.”
Tony Heller’s visuals from his December 12, 2021 video:
Tornadoes blamed on…Global Cooling! – July 14, 1974 – Lincoln Journal Star – Excerpt: “Droughts, floods, blizzards, tornadoes, typhoons, and hurricanes have plagued much of the nation and the world in recent years. Most people considered these weather conditions to be abnormal and temporary, but instead, climatologists now believe the first half o the 20th century was blessed with unusually mild weather and that the global climate has begun returning to a harsher — but more normal — state. For the long run, there is mounting evidence of a worldwide cooling trend.”
1976: ‘Frequently Freakish Weather” due to “global cooling.” – The High Point Enterprise
December Tornadoes are not rare:
December tornadoes in 1948 & 1949
April 1974: “If sufficient action isn’t taken in the next few months, countries could disappear from the face of the earth,” United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim said last month, referring to the horrific drought now ravaging West Africa. (Tribune Australia)
1974 Tornado Outbreak:
March 1925 Tornado outbreaks
“One of the main difficulties with tornado records is that a tornado, or evidence of a tornado, must have been observed. Unlike rainfall or temperature, which may be measured by a fixed instrument, tornadoes are short-lived and very unpredictable. A tornado in a largely unoccupied region is not likely to be documented. Many significant tornadoes may not have made it into the historical record since Tornado Alley was very sparsely populated during the early 20th Century.”
Because of this, NOAA recommended (at the time) only using the strongest tornadoes as a measure of pre-Doppler numbers and provided this chart that documented an overall decrease in the number of strong and violent storms that were categorized as >EF 3 (I have added the carbon emissions to the chart).