Kerry Blames Tornado Outbreak on Global Warming

From the Business and Media Institute here is this blundering gem:

Kerry appeared on MSNBC on February 6 to discuss storms that have killed at least 50 people throughout the Southeastern United States. So, of course, Kerry used the platform to advance global warming alarmism.

     “[I] don’t want to sort of leap into the larger meaning of, you know, inappropriately, but on the other hand, the weather service has told us we are going to have more and more intense storms,” Kerry said. “And insurance companies are beginning to look at this issue and understand this is related to the intensity of storms that is related to the warming of the earth. And so it goes to global warming and larger issues that we’re not paying attention to. The fact is the hurricanes are more intensive, the storms are more intensive and the rainfall is more intense at certain places at certain times and the weather patterns have changed.”



Link to video of Kerry here


Hate to break this to you John, but its got nothing at all to do with “global warming” and everything to do with La Nina.  Mr. Kerry, stick to politics and swiftboats please.

Joe D’Aleo on ICECAP has a review of the Kerry blunder and includes references to studies linking tornado outbreaks to previous La Nina years.
As tornado season gets into full swing, be prepared for more nonsensical utterances from misinformed politicians and celebrities. Oh wait, its an election year, so double that.
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February 7, 2008 4:34 am

This is what happens when you put stupid people in front of a microphone….

Stan Needham
February 7, 2008 7:26 am

I wonder if true believers like Tamino cringe when they see stuff like this or whether they embrace it.
REPLY: There’s no graph coming out of Kerry’s mouth so it’s invisible to him.

Evan Jones
February 7, 2008 8:50 am
Evan Jones
February 7, 2008 8:51 am

But does Kerry know the “other side” has the ACE up its sleeve?

February 7, 2008 9:51 am

Perhaps Matt’s contribution serves example of “the real problem” with the AGW debate?
REPLY: Yes, I’m considering a post named “headlines” as an instructive excercise.

February 7, 2008 10:33 am

January 1999 bore swarms of tornadoes in the same area, though not as many deaths, probably because those occurred during the daytime. I think this was more along the LaNina cycle.

February 7, 2008 12:15 pm

More hatred from the Left. David Suzuki [a geneticist] says that politicians skeptical of AGW should be imprisoned:
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Stan Needham
February 7, 2008 1:03 pm

Ralph, you really can’t make this stuff up, can you?

February 7, 2008 4:53 pm

Kerry seems to have forgotten to mentioned that the number of Strong to Violent Tornadoes in the US has been declining…

Bill in Vigo
February 7, 2008 5:51 pm

I just love to read the comics. Unfortunately some of these comics are the movers and shakers.
Don’t ya just love it.

Bill in Vigo
February 7, 2008 7:03 pm

Anthony, OT question has Steve M shut down climate audit while he is outof town? For some reason I can’t access it this afternoon.
REPLY: Try Firefox, every once in awhile for no apparent reason it won’t recognize IE6/IE7 browser requests

Evan Jones
February 7, 2008 8:53 pm

Andrew: Thx for the links.

February 8, 2008 7:46 am

Hey John, when you get around to it, could you please look into your crystal ball and explain to me why it’s been snowing here in Idaho for the past three weeks–and why it’s been below zero since Christmas in Minnesota?
I’d like to serve Sen. Kerry with a nice piping-hot mug of STFU. C’mon over to my cabin–if you can get to it through the seven feet of freshly-fallen snow.
Morons with money and power are still morons.
REPLY: Please no flaming here. The point is that single or a short string of weather events are just that, weather. A 30 year shift in the PDO like we saw in 1977 is climate. Kerry made the mistake of citing a weather event being caused by “climate change” instead of the real cause, La Nina. Don’t make the same mistake in reverse.
That said, thanks for visiting, feel free to comment but tone it down a little.

February 8, 2008 9:18 am

Suzuki? Really? Wow. He wrote one of my textbooks in college. You never expect it will be the people who were supposed to have taught you science.

February 8, 2008 9:38 am

Wow — you’re really smart AND you don’t like Kerry. What a great combination.

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