Michael Mann claims: "Indeed, more rigorous recent studies estimate that 5 million people PER YEAR die from climate change. As many as have died from COVID-19 IN TOTAL"
Climate Depot Note: Mann is including cold deaths as "climate change" deaths. See Bloomberg article Mann cites: "While most deaths have been caused by exposure to the cold, the trend is likely to reverse as the planet warms, they said."
Climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer: "The last half of the 65-year U.S. tornado record had 40% fewer strong to violent tornadoes than the first half. To claim that global warming is causing more tornadoes is worse than speculative; it is directly opposite to the clear observational evidence."
Meteorologist Joe Bastardi: "Insanity. It's a below-average tornado, wind damage, and hail season. No credibility No knowledge of past weather, We are in the hands of leftists who weaponize weather for their purposes. Deceit and deception."
Even the UN IPCC disagrees with Joe Biden - Extreme Weather Expert Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. noted: UN IPCC AR6 WG1 states: "trends in tornadoes... associated w/ severe convective storms are not robustly detected" ... "attribution of certain classes of extreme weather (eg, tornadoes) is beyond current modeling & theoretical capabilities" ... "how tornadoes... will change is an open question"
Weather analyst Chris Martz on tornado climate link: "This is utter bullshit." ... "Here are the facts: No overall trend in U.S. tornado activity since 1954; but EF-3+ down 50%."
Tony Heller Video: Biden Discusses Tornadoes In Kentucky: "History and science aren't among Joe Biden's strong points." -- Tony Heller of Real Climate Science Rips Biden
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."
Bjorn Lomborg: "Hurricanes in 2021 were unprecedented — as in unprecedentedly few. Globally, 2021 had the fewest hurricanes ever in the satellite era (1980-2021). Globally, 2021 had some of the fewest strong hurricanes in the satellite era (1980-2021). With 16 strong (Cat 3+) hurricanes, 2021 was the second-lowest strong hurricane year since 1980. Globally, 2021 was a weak hurricane year. When measured by total energy (Accumulated Cyclone Energy), 2021 was the 9th weakest year. Did you see that reported anywhere?
Hurricanes in 2021 were weak and exceptionally few. But we heard lots about North Atlantic hurricanes. Conveniently, North Atlantic is the only basin where hurricanes are stronger. Does this leave us well-informed?. But we hear lots about names storms (hurricanes + weaker storms). Ever-easier to detect, so numbers keep climbing (4 of 2020s 30 named storms wouldn't have been named in 2000!). Not as relevant, but hey, scary numbers."