Global Climate Volatility disproven

Previously, I wrote about how Global Warming has morphed into Global Climate Change, then Global Climate Chaos, and my preferred term of Global Climate Volatility.

According to a story in the Wall Street Journal, The Weather Isn’t Getting Weirder:

Last week a severe storm froze Dallas under a sheet of ice, just in time to disrupt the plans of the tens of thousands of (American) football fans descending on the city for the Super Bowl. On the other side of the globe, Cyclone Yasi slammed northeastern Australia, destroying homes and crops and displacing hundreds of thousands of people.

Some climate alarmists would have us believe that these storms are yet another baleful consequence of man-made CO2 emissions. In addition to the latest weather events, they also point to recent cyclones in Burma, last winter’s fatal chills in Nepal and Bangladesh, December’s blizzards in Britain, and every other drought, typhoon and unseasonable heat wave around the world.

But is it true? To answer that question, you need to understand whether recent weather trends are extreme by historical standards. The Twentieth Century Reanalysis Project is the latest attempt to find out, using super-computers to generate a dataset of global atmospheric circulation from 1871 to the present.

As it happens, the project’s initial findings, published last month, show no evidence of an intensifying weather trend. “In the climate models, the extremes get more extreme as we move into a doubled CO2 world in 100 years,” atmospheric scientist Gilbert Compo, one of the researchers on the project, tells me from his office at the University of Colorado, Boulder. “So we were surprised that none of the three major indices of climate variability that we used show a trend of increased circulation going back to 1871.”

In other words, researchers have yet to find evidence of more-extreme weather patterns over the period, contrary to what the models predict. “There’s no data-driven answer yet to the question of how human activity has affected extreme weather,” adds Roger Pielke Jr., another University of Colorado climate researcher.

Story continues…

That’s it! The science is settled. I expect to never hear about Global Climate Chaos, Extremes, Variability, or Volatility ever again!

Yea, right…

3 responses to “Global Climate Volatility disproven

  1. It’s cold in Texas, therefore, global warming is a hoax. How short sighted we are indeed. It’s ok, we’re just going to cut forests faster than they grow, fish faster than they can reproduce, pollute faster than the planet repairs itself and reproduce faster than our unsustainable support systems can grow. Species are dying off faster than any point in our history, fresh water levels around the world are declining and we’re polluting more and more of what’s left. We’re clearly not going to make an impact in the future. *waves hand* We’re not altering our environment *waves hand* continue doing what you’re doing *waves hand* there’s nothing to be alarmed at.

  2. I suspected a rat in the Warming woodpile as soon as the Kyoto Conference concluded. The problems liveprudence speaks of above are most endemic to the very nations exempted from the regulatory proposals the Kyotists would apply largely to the United States in their rather transparent attempt at socialistic wealth redistribution.

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