Claim: 10% Chance YOU Suffered a Climate Catastrophe Last Year

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

The definition of climate harm includes burst water pipes, no doubt caused by global warming induced severe cold.

Yahoo News

‘Climate change catastrophes’ affected 1 in 10 American homes in 2021

Ben Adler·Senior Climate EditorWed, 23 February 2022, 5:54 am

Natural disasters related to climate change that each caused more than $1 billion in damage harmed roughly 1 out of every 10 homes in the United States last year, according to a new report from the property research organization CoreLogic. In total, the 20 “climate change catastrophes” hit 14.5 million homes and caused nearly $57 billion worth of property damage.

This is even costing homeowners whose houses haven’t yet been affected, as insurance premiums rise to cover likely future losses. “From 2017 to 2020, the total written premium in the state of California for dwelling fire and homeowners’ insurance combined has increased by more than 27 percent, from $8.7 [billion] to $11.1 billion,” CoreLogic said.

The greatest number of homes were harmed by the winter storms in 2021 that battered a swath of the Midwest and South, most famously causing a long blackout in Texas. More than 12.7 million homes were affected, causing over $15 billion in property damage from problems such as flooding and burst pipes.

Read more: https://au.news.yahoo.com/climate-change-catastrophes-affected-1-in-10-american-homes-in-2021-195437819.html

I have got to admit, I suffered a climate catastrophe earlier this month. My swimming pool overflowed because of all the rain, and now I’ll have to buy a $6 bag of pool salt, to maintain chlorine levels. I should demand compensation from the government.

Can you think of any climate catastrophes you have suffered, which should be added to the list?

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Vuk
February 24, 2022 2:06 am

Meanwhile the ‘game keeper’ is keeping an eye on the ‘prowling bear’.
https://www.flightradar24.com/51.25,23.53/7
(Redeye & Jake)
or click on any large aircraft that may appear in vicinity.

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Philip Mulholland
Reply to  Vuk
February 24, 2022 2:36 am

A clearer example of stand well back is hard to imagine.

Vuk
Reply to  Philip Mulholland
February 24, 2022 2:58 am

Brits are there now with RF Waddington

Vuk
Reply to  Vuk
February 24, 2022 4:36 am

Nothing to see here, Lunch break.

MarkW
Reply to  Vuk
February 24, 2022 8:10 am

Or there could be this bear in the woods

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQNBNiXGMiA

Ronald Reagan campaign commercial.

ATheoK
Reply to  Vuk
February 24, 2022 8:50 am

What radar?

Among the first targets hit by Russia are all of the radar sites.

No radar means no planes on the screen.
Unless, Russia is being kind and generous to the radar imagery site…

Vuk
Reply to  ATheoK
February 24, 2022 11:25 am

Look at all large planes in the nearby area
https://www.flightradar24.com/LAGR224/2aece855

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Eric Stevens
Reply to  ATheoK
February 24, 2022 3:09 pm

The existence and position of those signals does not depend on radar. It is generated from data in the aircrafts transponders. Aircraft with no operational transponders (e.g. military aircraft) are not represented on that map.

Neo
Reply to  Vuk
February 24, 2022 9:21 am

John Kerry: “I hope that President Putin will help us stay on track with respect to what we need to do for the climate.”
https://twitter.com/JerryDunleavy/status/1496859864705945603

Oldseadog
February 24, 2022 2:16 am

I missed several days of racing my sailboat last year because there was too much wind on those days.

Duane
Reply to  Oldseadog
February 24, 2022 4:50 am

I missed several days of work last year playing golf because the weather was so nice, so that must have been an impact of climate change too.

Kelvin Vaughan
Reply to  Oldseadog
February 24, 2022 7:30 am

I lost a polycarbonate sheet from my greenhouse in a gale.

Oldseadog
February 24, 2022 2:17 am

I missed several days of racing my sailboat last year because there was no wind on those days.

griff
February 24, 2022 2:20 am

As well as the MW heatwave, there were 5 other US heatwaves in 2021… we had Ida and its fallout, the longest tornado track/most severe tornado in Kentucky, flooding in NW USA near Canadian border, ongoing drought, other floods, wildfires including late season on in Colorado and much else I’ve no doubt missed.

Seems entirely a reasonable claim, doesn’t it?

fretslider
Reply to  griff
February 24, 2022 2:23 am

Can you think of any climate catastrophes you have suffered, which should be added to the list?”

Have a good long hard think, griff. Did you suffer a climate calamity?

Ron Long
Reply to  fretslider
February 24, 2022 2:48 am

No, fretslider, griff did not even have one brainstorm.

eyesonu
Reply to  Ron Long
February 24, 2022 4:48 am

Ron, the ‘light bulb’ in his mind never even flickered. Not enough wind blowing through his ears?

Scott Anderson
Reply to  fretslider
February 24, 2022 5:08 am

We almost had one when it got cold back in January fortunately it was only the weather forecaster who had the catastrophe because the ice storm they had been predicting didn’t happen.

Right-Handed Shark
Reply to  griff
February 24, 2022 3:00 am

Wow! you personally experienced all those events? You must’ve travelled a lot last year.. ever stop to think about your carbon footprint? Or did you just not comprehend what you just read?

Joao Martins
Reply to  griff
February 24, 2022 3:45 am

Well, griff, I don’t live in the US but I can claim some climate induced catastrophe that made me suffer for some weeks: global warming caused an ingrown toenail in my left foot.

Phillip Bratby
Reply to  Joao Martins
February 24, 2022 11:54 pm

Hey, that happened to me too. It can’t be a coincidence, it must be a climate change induced event.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  griff
February 24, 2022 3:46 am

“As well as the MW heatwave, there were 5 other US heatwaves in 2021”

Griff, there was one heat wave worth noting. The rest were run-of-the-mill. Nothing to see here. Mother Nature makes them happen every year.

Reply to  griff
February 24, 2022 4:25 am

A recent storm in the UK knocked over one of griffter’s windmills…griffter hates it when that happens.

Alan M
Reply to  Anti-griff
February 24, 2022 5:33 am

Sure it wasn’t a daffodil ?

Right-Handed Shark
Reply to  Alan M
February 24, 2022 8:29 am

Unlike a daffodil, it served no useful purpose.

jeffery p
Reply to  griff
February 24, 2022 5:49 am

Seems like normal weather.

alastair gray
Reply to  griff
February 24, 2022 5:52 am

Give him a silver lining and he will invent a cloud

Dean
Reply to  griff
February 24, 2022 6:01 am

An ordinary day is a heatwave when you are a snowflake.

Tom
Reply to  griff
February 24, 2022 6:04 am

Weather…weather! OMG, we had weather in 2021! You must sell your Prius and use only a bicycle.

TonyG
Reply to  Tom
February 24, 2022 12:21 pm

OMG, we had weather in 2021!

EXACTLY!
We have never had weather before, so it’s a calamity when we do!

MarkW
Reply to  griff
February 24, 2022 8:11 am

I see griff is still trying to pretend that heat waves and floods have never happened before.

brentc
Reply to  griff
February 24, 2022 8:28 am

-32C here in the Crowsnest Pass, Alberta yesterday, and the week before it was +12C. temperatures expected at this time of year. The band between daily min and max recorded temperatures in this part of the world is huge, yet any temperature on the warm side of the range immediately gets branded AGW-induced.

The PNW heatwave last summer was of course widely broadcast, but it was immediately followed by a record rate of drop in temperatures as the cold Pacific air temps rushed in to displace the heat. Not much mention of the 60F temps Seattle, Portland etc. experienced a day or two after the record heat. Check out Cliff Mass’s site for a detailed explanation.

Runaway global warming claims need to be validated with real data. One-off weather events, some resulting in records being broken, are expected at any time. Many scatter plots have been made showing the daily record high/lows for a year against the year they occurred. There is no runaway pattern forming, and in fact, at least in the Calgary environs, there are more high record record temps in the 1890s-1910s and of course the 1930s than in recent years.

A quick glance at electroverse.net gives a verifiable snapshot of COLD temperature records being broken world wide.

As for my climate change calamity, I had to plug in the block heater in my F150 for an hour yesterday before starting it up. Super cold oil in my engine must obviously be a result of global warming…

Editor
Reply to  griff
February 24, 2022 9:50 am

No since you left out the weather events of the last 1500 years relevant to modern times.

Doonman
Reply to  griff
February 24, 2022 10:33 am

What do you mean “we”? Did you emigrate to the US lately?

LdB
Reply to  griff
February 24, 2022 5:12 pm

Not sure about climate catastrophes but I can predict with 100% certainty Europe is about to have energy catastrophes 🙂

There were enough of us telling you about energy security issues but you just wanted to build more HVDC inter-connectors how is that plan working out Griff?

Putin is teaching Europe a lesson that a generation that stepped to far to the left is about to be schooled.

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Tom Abbott
Reply to  LdB
February 25, 2022 3:59 am

“about to be schooled”

Yes, they are. A rude awakening for some of them.

Drake
Reply to  Tom Abbott
February 25, 2022 9:33 am

Nothing is going to happen. Germany has told Brandon to do NOTHING that will endanger their fossil fuel pipelines from Russia, thus NO banking sanctions.

Germany is in TOTAL CONTROL of Brandon’s/US response to this war.

Ukraine never had a chance.

Hopefully in 3 years when TRUMP! is back in the White House something bad will happen to Nord Stream 1 and 2 and all other pipelines from Russia to the EU, untraceable to the US of course. Then Germany will pay for their GREEN agenda, and Russia will lose HUGELY the money they are now getting from the EU.

Of course, remove ALL US troops from the old Europe countries, only leave some in the Baltic stated and Poland. Withdraw from NATO and negotiate a new defense treaty with those states and any others that will provide for their own self defense at a sufficient GDP %, say 5% or so. That will definitely leave out all of “Western” Europe.

The same for Japan, Taiwan and South Korea.

Then, withdraw bases from all communist/totalitarian countries like Australia and NZ and negotiate long term leases for Navy bases as needed in the Pacific on small islands with low populations. Think Marshall Islands and other locations liberated from Japan during WWII

And, of course, withdraw from the Moon treaty and establish a military Moon base with the requisite offensive dirt clod gun to put all countries on Earth on notice that the US has the high ground. Just think if that base existed today and the Russian army were hit with multi dirt clod entry vehicles individually directed at the troop concentrations. The kinetic energy rereleased by a several ton pile of dirt would be demoralizing to the troops on the ground. Airfields runways would be destroyed in a heart beat. Putin would never have moved. Possibly he knew he needed to act NOW lest TRUMP! got back in and accelerated the Moon base plan??

menace
Reply to  griff
February 25, 2022 8:17 am

I live in MW, I suppose there was a hot spell or two but that’s not unusual for MW. Hit 100F only once which is also normal. I certainly did not suffer or witness any catastrophes.

Worst drought I recall may been about 20-25 years ago quite a few of trees got stressed I lost a large redbud and creeping juniper bush and my oak dropped a lot of acorns for a couple of years (trees seed out when they are stressed) and much of the bluegrass in the front lawn died. Yet I still would not call even that a catastrophe unless you call dying grass and cost of reseeding and resodding a catastrophe.

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Alan the Brit
Reply to  griff
February 26, 2022 1:06 am

And all because none of these items/issues quoted, never, ever, happen naturally, & of course, have never, ever, happened before Globul Warming was invented!!! Hey Griffy baby, you being such an expert, can you tell me what the climate was doing on February 25th, 5000 years ago, I think it was probably on a Tuesday afternoon, about 3pm, because I bet whatever it was, it’s never happened before, don’t ya know, Griff??? I can recommend a good website where you can buy a real state of the art BS metre, it detects changes in molecular density of particulate matter arising from small explosions from between the buttocks, before anything more serious erupts, you might find it useful!!!

fretslider
February 24, 2022 2:21 am

Well, the lawn was waterlogged for a time.

That’s about it.

Matt Kiro
Reply to  fretslider
February 24, 2022 2:17 pm

Is this one of the floods griff is always going on about?

Bruce Cobb
February 24, 2022 3:00 am

I have suffered mightily from all the climate caterwauling, and now have climatecaterwaulaphobia. Does that count?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
February 24, 2022 3:48 am

That definitely counts.

H.R.
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
February 24, 2022 7:26 am

climatecaterwaulaphobia”

Are you afraid to even glance at the Grauniad, Bruce? Listen to any news show?

Yes? Then you definitely have climatecaterwaulaphobia.

Oddly, when you look that up under Psychological Disorders, “If you have climatecaterwaulaphobia, you are certifiably sane.

Tom Abbott
February 24, 2022 3:36 am

From the article: “Natural disasters related to [Human-caused] climate change”

There is no such thing. It’s never been demonstrated.

Joao Martins
February 24, 2022 3:41 am

10% Chance YOU Suffered a Climate Catastrophe Last Year
No, thank you! I didn’t and I don’t need it!

Tom Abbott
February 24, 2022 3:53 am

That climate change made me have to sweep the sleet off my porch yesterday. And I’ll probably have to repeat the process today. I sure hope the IPCC can fix this problem.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Tom Abbott
February 24, 2022 4:37 am

Third snow storm this week is finally done, and it is only Thursday.

John Endicott
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
February 24, 2022 7:21 am

yeah, every year I have to shovel and/or the snow blow to remove several inches of climate change Catastrophe off my sidewalk and driveway despite someone claiming snow would be a thing of the past.

Jeroen B.
February 24, 2022 4:17 am

The biggest climate catastrophe I suffered last year was my energy bill … and I’m pretty sure this year will be worse than I thought.

Alan M
Reply to  Jeroen B.
February 24, 2022 5:35 am

Always is

Tom in Florida
February 24, 2022 4:18 am

I suffered a couple of weather catastrophes. Mostly from too much cold that brutalized my tropical foliage.

Alan M
Reply to  Tom in Florida
February 24, 2022 5:36 am

Shouldn’t leave them exposed then, 🙂

Tom in Florida
Reply to  Alan M
February 24, 2022 6:56 am

Dozens of tall plants, bushes and trees not potted ones. Besides, the foliage dies but the roots don’t so they will grow back better than ever. Happened before, will happen again. After all it’s just weather.

H.R.
Reply to  Alan M
February 24, 2022 7:30 am

Are you talking about plants, Alan, or are you referring to Hunter Biden’s nether regions?

commieBob
February 24, 2022 4:20 am

Everyone suffers. link

There are crybabies who blame suffering on institutional racism. Of course there’s racism. My white relatives in Asia suffer from racism. The question is, how serious is the problem, not whether it exists. You’re going to have problems and these days racism isn’t usually the worst one you have, by far.

The crybabies want to blame people who are better than them for all the world’s problems. It’s like click bait. Just fix this one simple thing and the world will be perfect. No. That’s not the way it works.

My message to the crybabies is this: If you can’t fix the pollution control system in your car, what makes you think you can fix society, or the economy, or the climate? Those things are infinitely more complex than your car’s pollution system. How about you crybabies get your own lives together and then maybe you can tentatively go out and try to do a little good in the world without causing a pile of damage along the way.

K. McNeill
Reply to  commieBob
February 24, 2022 10:15 am

Or, as Jordan Petersen put it, first clean your room

Ack
February 24, 2022 4:41 am

My furnace went out Tuesday, it was -30 wind chill outside. Does that count?

John
February 24, 2022 4:43 am

Oh no! I slipped on some ice on the sidewalk last year. Darn that global warming!

Duane
February 24, 2022 4:48 am

Of course, the warmunists “jumped the shark” decades ago, but this is rather incredible chutzpa to blame all weather experienced anywhere on the planet on “climate change”.

What this kind of foolishness implies is that, at some point in the fabled past, there was no weather on Earth. Just heaven, or nirvhana, or whatever constitutes a Goldilocks condition of the planet’s atmosphere that produced no human effects whatsoever?

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John Larson
Reply to  Duane
February 24, 2022 6:04 am

Camelot

John Endicott
Reply to  Duane
February 24, 2022 7:24 am

The “Goldilocks condition of the planet’s atmosphere that produced no human effects whatsoever” would be the garden of Eden. So Eve is to blame for Climate change on Earth. /sarc

eyesonu
February 24, 2022 4:57 am

I too had a “climate change catastrophe” last year. Had a normal amount of rain but was wet during spring and dry during summer and fall. I wanted it to be 1/2″ per week for my garden and food plots. How much worse can it get!

KirriePete
February 24, 2022 5:02 am

I went down on black ice this weekend, got a nice purple thigh for my troubles. Does that count?

John Endicott
Reply to  KirriePete
February 24, 2022 7:25 am

Only if it was rotten ice. 😉

MarkW
Reply to  John Endicott
February 24, 2022 8:21 am

I slipped on some ice the other day. Not sure if rotten was one of the words I used.

Walter Pate
Reply to  KirriePete
February 24, 2022 9:28 am

Black Ice Matters you racist!

Glen
Reply to  KirriePete
February 24, 2022 9:40 am

I’ve never actually seen black ice. /s

Scissor
February 24, 2022 5:02 am

Face it. Energy costs are skyrocketing because leftist policies purported to address climate change are being implemented. This hurts just about everyone but the oligarchs.

In actuality, such policies damage the West, more likely the primary intent.

Steve Case
Reply to  Scissor
February 24, 2022 5:17 am

In actuality, such policies damage the West, more likely the primary intent.
__________________________________________________________

That’s what the duck test says.

Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
February 24, 2022 5:09 am

Climate change catastrophes’ affected 1 in 10 American homes in 2021

Government COVID-19 “mitigation” policies negatively affected 10 in 10 Americans in the same year.

Scott Anderson
February 24, 2022 5:15 am

We are in the middle of One right now here in NC; the temps have been in the 60-80° all week and I’ve not had to turn my heat on. The gas and electric companies are crying because of lost revenue and the homeless aren’t freezing so the news can’t get a son story.

February 24, 2022 5:25 am

I suffered from some several climate change last October and November. The weather was warm and then, thanks to climate change, it became colder. Don’t tell me it is not real, the trees were shocked and began to shed their leaves to protect themselves. Instead of enjoying a relaxing weekend with a cold beer, I had to spend that time gathering the leaves from those innocent trees. It was terrible.

If only there was no climate change, then the trees can live fully clothed and in peace and harmony. Instead, due to climate change, my trees are lacking their leaves and won’t grow. How can I enjoy a cold beer now when my trees are so stressed! Every time I look out my window, I can’t but see firsthand the effect of climate change on my innocent trees.

H.R.
Reply to  Wade
February 24, 2022 7:45 am

Nekkid trees?!? Oh the horror!

Hoyt Clagwell
Reply to  Wade
February 24, 2022 8:47 am

I lost my willow tree to an unknown insect whose range may or may not have expanded into my area because of climate change. Where’s my victim dollars?

ResourceGuy
February 24, 2022 5:32 am

And there was a 97% chance you were exposed to agenda climate scare tactics in the media and compromised institutions.

Tom
February 24, 2022 5:57 am

My solenoid for the palm tree irrigation froze, costing me $35 for a replacement.

Dean
February 24, 2022 6:00 am

It rained when I went for a sea kayak this morning.

Oh and the NE wind made the return trip a little bouncy, several times my bow dug in and splashed water onto my face. It was horrific and I almost cried at the injustice of it all.

Dean
Reply to  Dean
February 24, 2022 6:03 am

From the day before

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DonK31
Reply to  Dean
February 24, 2022 6:58 am

The way things ought to be.

Joseph Zorzin
February 24, 2022 6:01 am

I suggest Russia invading Ukraine could be seen partially as a result of the climate alarmists weakening the West with their crazy ruinable energy policies. Ergo, the invasion is to some degree a climate catastrophe. Now, Biden MUST encourage American energy companies to “drill baby drill”. Saving the world from war is far more important than saving it from a trivial increase in temperature.

Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 24, 2022 7:13 am

It is completely the result of the West’s climate policies.

John Endicott
Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
February 24, 2022 7:30 am

Not “completely”. Putin’s ambitions have a good deal to do with it. While the West’s climate policies do encourage and enable those ambitions, they didn’t create them.

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Reply to  John Endicott
February 24, 2022 8:50 am

No John.
What is lost on most analyst’s is they think too simplistically about Putin’s motivation to control Ukraine. Putin’s ambitions are to remain in power by keeping Russia strong. That motivates Moscow’s need to control Ukraine.

Most analysts (I think you too) think Putin merely wants the ego boost of control of Eastern Europe. I think Putin is much more practical than that. Russia has always had to rely on Ukraine grain harvests when Russia’s faltered to keep the Russia people fed and content.
The West’s War on Fossil Fuels is already having a substantial impact on grain food affordability for poorer Third World countries like Pakistan. And now also Afghanistan with the Taliban in charge. This food un-affordability will spread like a cancer up the to affluent nations soon too as the Climate Scammer’s War on Fossil Fuels continues. Putin understands that. Joe Biden has no clue about that..

Global famine is coming due to the sharply higher Global fossil fuel prices. Putin knows this. Securing Ukraine for Moscow’s control means they also secure Ukraine’s copious wheat exports for Russia if needed.
That is Putin’s real ambition and motivation to control Ukraine. And in our modern world, grain foods security is DIRECTLY tied to fossil fuel affordability. Thus the Climate Scam will drive global famines in the coming years to decades. Putin is playing the longer game to secure food.

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George V
February 24, 2022 6:03 am

I think the world is in a climate crisis right now, centered in the Ukraine. If oil was $40-$50/barrel, if Germany hadn’t tied themselves to Russian natural gas and shut down all their nuclear power plants, if Europe had worked to develop their own natural gas reserves, such as they are, then Vladimir Putin would not have had the cash to support the military equipment and supplies to invade the Ukraine.

Why did all these things happen? Green climate policies. The current US administration has reduced US oil output, making the US dependent on oil imports again. They have reduced natural gas drilling and pipeline, and added regulations, leaving less natural gas available for US export to Europe. Europe is pursuing the holy grail of “Net Zero”, and found they need natural gas today to keep the lights on, meaning they can’t protest too hard against Russia.

Climate IS the most pressing existential threat today, but not because the world will burn up or drown in floods and rising seas. The threat is that green policies have made the western world democracies vulnerable – to Russian fuel supplies in the near term and to Chinese monopolies on rare earths and other metals needed to create a supposedly CO2-free economy.

The democracies of the west approach to Russia and China in the future might be “Please Sir, may I have some more?”

Tom Abbott
Reply to  George V
February 24, 2022 7:06 am

Excellent comment, George.

If Biden were smart, he would announce today that the U.S. is going all out to develop all its fossil fuel assets with the aim of lowering the price of energy and taking money out of Putin’s pocket which would make him less able to finance murdering innocent people.

Unfortunately, Biden isn’t smart.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
February 24, 2022 7:23 am

He is a Democrat. So he isn’t smart. But he is a liar, by definition.

Reply to  George V
February 24, 2022 7:16 am

Also few people recognize Putin’s real motive to put a puppet regime in Kyiv, so that Moscow can direct Ukrainian economic output.

Some facts:
Famine and food scarcity have long haunted Russia.
‘Ukraine is called The Bread basket of Europe for a reason.
Unaffordable energy is already driving up the cost of grain harvests and will substantially worsen under much higher fertilizer and farm machinery fuel costs, both due to the West’s War on Fossil Fuels.
Putin wants control of Ukraine’s agricultural output, to direct it to Russia when the global famine hits.

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Tom Abbott
Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
February 25, 2022 4:09 am

Putin seems to be meeting some resistance in Ukraine.

February 24, 2022 6:39 am

Millions of Ukrainians are now in fear for the lives due to Europe’s pursuit of climate policy though.

Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
February 24, 2022 6:45 am

Freezing rain meant I had to cancel an appointment because of poor driving conditions. On top of that, the sidewalks were too icy for walking, so I spent the day sitting on my butt, thus inviting a climate-induced heart attack.

ResourceGuy
February 24, 2022 7:02 am

I was frightened by windmill blade transport caravans on the interstate highway.

February 24, 2022 7:09 am

They actually cited an outbreak of bitterly cold weather in Texas as evidence of a global warming catastrophes. It doesn’t get any dumber than that. It’s another reason how you can be certain Climate Change is pseudoscience.

Bruce Cobb
February 24, 2022 7:12 am

Notice how they spin it though: “Natural disasters related to climate change”. How long before they will “relate” the war in Ukraine to “climate change”?

John Endicott
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
February 24, 2022 7:37 am

Just add it to the long and contradictory list of things “caused” by [catastrophic man-made] climate change

TonyG
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
February 24, 2022 12:23 pm

How long before they will “relate” the war in Ukraine to “climate change”?

They haven’t already?

ATheoK
February 24, 2022 7:27 am

The definition of climate harm includes burst water pipes, no doubt caused by global warming induced severe cold.”

Nonsense.

‘Climate change catastrophes’ affected 1 in 10 American homes in 2021

Ben Adler·Senior Climate Editor”

Proof that when opinionated people are assigned “climate”, then everything appears to be climate, to the ignorant.

They need to learn exactly what is “climate” versus ordinary and quite common weather.

bluecat57
February 24, 2022 7:51 am

I think a couple. I lost power because a tree fell in a forest.

MarkW
February 24, 2022 8:15 am

Towards the end of the summer, I had to water the plants in the flower garden. I only have to do that about every third or fourth year.

Rick C
February 24, 2022 8:17 am

I think everyone is overlooking the catastrophic Russian attack on Ukraine which is a clear result of Climate Change caused by the US, Europe and Australia burning fossil fuels. Chinese, Indian and Russian fossil fuel CO2 is benign since they plan on stopping increasing their use in 20-30 years. Nothing bad ever happened when CO2 levels were under 350 ppm.

Reply to  Rick C
February 24, 2022 9:03 am

In a way your sarcasm is true. Europe becoming dependent on burning Russian fossil fuels at today’s prices floods the russian treasury with hard currency. That is the hard currency from fossil fuels supplied to Europe that Moscow needs to fund its military aggression.

4E Douglas.
February 24, 2022 8:42 am

Make pattern baldness.
That’s it.

stinkerp
February 24, 2022 9:12 am

More like a 90% chance you suffered a climate catastrophe last year. Your energy prices went up dramatically, all in the name of tilting at the mythical “existential threat” of “climate change”. It’s a human-caused tragedy that can easily be fixed. Just stop. Stop, take a deep breath, look around you and drink in beautiful reality: modest sea level rise and a return to the slightly warmer and vastly more beneficial temperatures after the Little Ice Age.

TonyG
February 24, 2022 9:17 am

Well, if we’re going there
My private road washed out at the creek due to snow and rain, and I had to have it dug out and rebuilt. Where do I submit for $13000 reimbursement?

Rex Mlaott
February 24, 2022 9:34 am

Zillow reported last month that the value of US housing stocks went up 7 trillion USD last year to $43tt at the end of 2021. Corelogic reports that $57 bb of this was lost to climate change affecting 1 out of every 10 American homes.

Hmmm…on a valuation basis that works out to a loss of 0.13%. Meanwhile home values increased by 19.44%. Wow, this would have been at least 19.57% but for climate change! Which of course points out the absurdly small impact of Corelocgic’s climate loss claim. Market factors, up or down, dwarf climate as a driver of US home values.

Also consider that Corelogic’s claim of 14.5 homes sustaining climate loss includes 12.7 million from a very ordinary winter storm. Toss that entirely, as the only basis to include those homes in a global warming loss total is that much of the damage was caused by green mandated electrical compression pumps and field equipment, which of course failed when the wind stopped, the panels snowed over and gas stopped flowing. I could make that argument in a case against the green movement for acheiving an idiotic mandate, but not in claiming the losses were due to global warming.

So the real global warming loss, using adjusted Corelogic numbers, is 1.8 million homes damaged by “human caused global warming” (I’m not going to bother debating this claim, let ’em have it) and the total loss was about $7.1 BB. That works out to a loss of 0.0163%.

Now don’t get me started on Corelogic’s role in the Great Recession, and how the MBS industry built a shaky empire largely buttressed by automated valuation models….

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Rex Mlaott
February 25, 2022 4:15 am

“Hmmm…on a valuation basis that works out to a loss of 0.13%. Meanwhile home values increased by 19.44%. Wow, this would have been at least 19.57% but for climate change!”

That’s funny! Thanks for bringing reality into the discussion.

Chris
February 24, 2022 9:44 am

The paint on my deck is starting to peel.

Rob_Dawg
February 24, 2022 9:51 am

> Can you think of any climate catastrophes you have suffered, which should be added to the list?

I’m paying $5/gal because of our climate policy catastrophe.

Glen
February 24, 2022 9:55 am

We should bull doze down the himalayas and use the material to fill in the bearing straight. Now that might actually create some man made climate change.
The hinterlands of Russia would get much needed moisture and warmth from the regions south of the himalayas.
Filling in the bearing straight would just be cool. You could drive from Miami to Milan.

Doonman
February 24, 2022 10:21 am

What is a “Senior Climate Editor” and why does Yahoo News need one?

Our city of 60,000 has a full time “Climate Change Coordinator” with office and staff. All they do is issue press releases and maintain a list of solar panel installers. They also tell you to turn your thermostat down. Yearly, they receive awards at banquet dinners for the wonderful and important work they do.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Doonman
February 25, 2022 4:21 am

“Our city of 60,000 has a full time “Climate Change Coordinator” with office and staff.”

Yes, there’s money in that climate change business.

I wonder if my town has a Climate Change Coordinator? Maybe not. I don’t recall any press releases about climate change being released around here.

Hey, I could put out press releases! Maybe I should apply for the job if they don’t have a coordinator here.

On second thought, they probably wouldn’t appreciate my press releases. Things like: “Nothing to see here.”

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Boff Doff
February 24, 2022 11:30 am

I got sunburned during the mega-long hot summer in the UK. Mind you that was in 1976! Does it count?

Kevin
February 24, 2022 11:43 am

I couldn’t make it to the ski slopes recently because the road was closed due to heavy snow.

John the Econ
February 24, 2022 12:26 pm

I lost out on several days of skiing because it was too cold.

Slowroll
February 24, 2022 3:16 pm

I am continually suffering a climate catastrophe aggravation from listening to all the warmunists telling Me that the sky is falling when my lying eyes tell me it’s not.

DonM
Reply to  Slowroll
February 24, 2022 5:37 pm

Catastrophe:

“a momentous tragic event ranging from extreme misfortune to utter overthrow or ruin”

A typical example given in the definition (Merriam Webster) is a Super Nova.

It has been a long time since I have been subjected to a Climate Catastrophe.

Gunga Din
February 24, 2022 7:45 pm

Early last winter the auger belt on my snow blower broke while removing some global warming from my driveway.
It’s an old Craftsman. They don’t make it anymore. (Made by MTD for Craftsman.) Part numbers have changed. Took the rest of the winter plus to find a belt that was supposed to work. The manual and, of course YouTube videos, said how to change it. Useless.
I finally got it in a way none the instructions described. No catastrophes this winter.

John in Oz
February 24, 2022 8:07 pm

Natural disasters related to climate change weather that each caused more than $1 billion in damage harmed roughly 1 out of every 10 homes in the United States last year,

Pflashgordon
February 24, 2022 9:19 pm

“Death from climate change disaster” – Freezing to death in your Tesla while pulling a U-Haul moving from Florida to Ottawa.

HOJO
February 25, 2022 12:22 pm

My tomatoes wilted this summer in Tucson and i was surprises by the high temps even though i have been here 45 years Such a climate change mystery. Secondly the waves on the rillito river in Tucson were way above normal as I crossed it by foot on my way to the park, took a while to get the sand off my shoes

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