Serially warm reporter Dan Vergano of USA today wrote an article on the “Current Extreme Weather and Climate Change” report, released this week that says it’s all our fault. With a peer review team like this one, what other conclusion could they possibly come to?
- Kevin Trenberth, National Center for Atmospheric Research
- Jerry Meehl, National Center for Atmospheric Research
- Jeff Masters, Weather Underground
- Richard Somerville, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
May as well just turbo rubber stamp it and be done with it like we saw with Dessler’s recent GRL paper, which is now being revised due to its haste makes waste set of mistakes in it that Dessler is admitting to.
But this quote, is the real weather wackiness:
“There’s really no such thing as natural weather anymore,” says climate scientist Donald Wuebbles of the University of Illinois, who was not involved with the report, but said he largely agreed with its conclusions. “Anything that takes place today in the weather system has been affected by the changes we’ve made to the climate system. That’s just the background situation and it’s good for people to know that,” Wuebbles says. Although scientists cannot immediately tie what percentage of an extreme weather event relies on global warming to make it more severe, he says. “It’s always a factor in today’s world.”
No natural weather anymore? So weather is “permanently polluted” by “changes we’ve made to the climate system”?
Gee, we’re worse than we thought! /sarc
This sort of thinking isn’t new. Consider history:
The chief god of the Babylonians was Marduk. Marduk was initially the god of thunderstorms but at some point grew to become the god of the ambiance. 1 of the most crucial gods of the Vedic religion of ancient India was Indra, the god of rain and storms.
Zeus (Roman name: Jupiter)
The most powerful of all, Zeus was god of the sky and the king of Olympus. His temper affected the weather, and he threw thunderbolts when he was unhappy. So it was important for humans to keep him happy.
Source: The Olympian Gods and Goddesses — Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0881990.html#ixzz1XT66JKzb
A paper by Emily Oster reports that in medieval times superstition blamed witches for weather disasters and crop failures – “Therefore it is reasonable to conclude that, just as easily as they raise hailstorms, so can they cause lightning and storms at sea; and so no doubt at all remains on these points.”
Wireless Changing Climate
That the far-famed climate of Southern California is undergoing a change that will ultimately cause a complete reversal of form is the belief of climate experts who have been making a study of conditions on the Pacific Coast. These experts declare the change is being caused by jolts of electric currents loose in the atmosphere. – Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1889 – 1915) Thursday 5 October 1911
(h/t to Steve Goddard)
That seems like the forerunner of the ridiculous HAARP claims we hear today. The sanity test is power; compare the amount of watts emitted by the most powerful radio station to the power in a single thunderstorm or extratropical cyclone. Sandgrains impacting on the windshield don’t measurably change the path of an automobile either.
Yet we are asked to believe man is influencing severe weather this year in spite of the data:
And where is the global warming anyway? Trenberth’s heat is still missing:
A few months ago USA Today asked this question:
Unless we want to start praying to the weather gods again, or give up all our wireless communications, and given there doesn’t seem to be any signal in severe weather or ocean heat content, probably not.