The biggest ever?

In 2012 we tried not to be alarmist about the circumstance that tornadoes and hurricanes are deadlier and more frequent that in previous years.  We acknowledged that there was a lot that meteorologists did not know about the formation of these extreme weather events.  After reading scientific information about the formation of tornadoes, we concluded that climate change was a contributing factor to their formation and destructive power.

We wrote three blogs on the subject that you might like to review before reading our comments on the 2013 tornadoes, written after review of more recent scientific commentary on this outbreak.

Spring in January?
March 12, 2012 on Twister Alley
Tornadoes and Climate Change

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CFC’s and Cosmic Rays are to blame!

In 2010 4RG commented on the research of a University of Waterloo Scientist under the title “Who says that the science was settled?”   Here are the observations in our blog:

“Andrew Bolt, an Australian commentator whose words appeared in the Herald Sun, headlined his commentary on the research of Qing-Bin Lu, a Waterloo University Professor of Physics and Astronomy with these words.  Mr. Bolt has written even more scathing remarks about those who consider climate change a risk to the Earth.  Another of his columns was headed “Climategate: A Warmist Conspiracy Exposed?

Let’s stick with the work of Professor Qing-Bin.  His findings are that CFC’s have contributed more to climate change than CO2 emissions, a finding that does not agree with other research. That conclusion in itself does not suggest that there is no climate change, and that CO2 is not a contributor to this change. His work suggests that with the banning of CFC’s the risk has been reduced.

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For Our Grandchildren (4RG) and public opinion

Many North Americans believe that the public only recently recognized the issue of climate change, thanks to campaigners such as Al Gore who released his movie “An Inconvenient Truth” in 2003. Gore has been criticized for what is claimed to be an exaggerated presentation of what is really “natural variability”. These critics point out that the … Read more

A convert to global warming?

Margaret Wente, a columnist with the Toronto Globe and Mail, is retaining her denialist credentials – well sort of. This time the principal point in her column is based on the comments of Judith Curry, the head of the Climate Science Department of Georgia Tech. Professor Curry claims that climate models do a poor job … Read more

A Website for Grandparents

We have been in touch with a colleague, John Price, a retired physician and university teacher living near Ipswich, Australia. John has his own website, one of the best on climate change at http://www.grandkidzfuture.com Price is motivated – as is For Our Grandchildren – by a concern that if we don’t take action to stop global … Read more

Yes, Climate Change contributed to Superstorm Sandy

Our first blog on Sandy observed that based on wind strength it was classified as a Category 1 Hurricane.  There have been many Category 1 hurricanes over the last two centuries, and a number of these hurricanes have come ashore in the North Eastern United States. So it would not be correct to say that … Read more

Ask yourself these questions!

Would you like to witness the spreading of falsehoods to the American people by the Chief Executives of tobacco companies? Would you like to know their successful rearguard strategy questioning public health warnings that cigarette smoking led to cancer? Would you like to identify the people who masterminded this strategy? Would you like to see … Read more

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