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.

19 thoughts on “Kerry Blames Tornado Outbreak on Global Warming

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

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