40-Year Meteorologist Says Public “Being Fed Bill Of Goods” By Climate Alarmists On Hurricanes, Tornadoes

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At the latest Saturday Summary at Weatherbell Analytics, Joe Bastardi, a well-known 40-year veteran of meteorology, looks at tornadoes and hurricanes.

Although many meteorologists and climatologists confirm that there is no data suggesting global warming is causing more frequent and intense tornado and hurricane activity, there is a small but influential alarmist group who claim otherwise. And it’s no surprise who the click-baiting media parrot at maximum volume.

Landfalling hurricanes downward trend

At the 5:45 mark, Joe presents a chart depicting the frequency of US landfalling hurricanes since 1900:

Thank you global warming!

As the chart above shows, hurricane frequency has declined while global temperatures have risen over the same period, which leads Joe to comment that we “have been fed a bill of goods by people who use the weather as weapons.”

By “people” here, he means the climate-ambulance chasing media, scientists and public figures who seize upon every weather anomaly and claim it’s a sign of manmade global warming.

Also the former veteran AccuWeather meteorologist points out that the alarmists like to forget that there was a record setting 10-year hiatus for major hurricanes striking the U.S from 2005 to 2015. Here he suggests that the warming of the past 117 years may in fact be contributing to the downward trend.

Tornado activity on the decline

Next at the 10:10 mark of the Saturday Summary, Joe looks at tornado activity. Data here as well show that tornado activity has been declining rather than picking up, which is what the climate alarm-heads like to suggest is the case:

Chart: NOAA

As the NOAA chart clearly shows, tornado activity has fallen over the past 50 years. Here as well Bastardi says we’ve “been sold a bill of goods” concerning claims that climate is making tornadoes worse.

And so far 2019 has seen below average tornado activity as well:

Image cropped from April 13, 2019 Weatherbell Saturday Summary.

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9 responses to “40-Year Meteorologist Says Public “Being Fed Bill Of Goods” By Climate Alarmists On Hurricanes, Tornadoes”

  1. rah

    It does not matter what the stats say as far as the alarmists are concerned. They will do their best to claim the next large tornado outbreak or major tropical storm that comes ashore is due to humans changing the climate. Only weather that they believe supports their meme counts.

    1. MGJ

      Indeed. Stats which are demonstrably true but fail to accord with the delicate feelings of Snowflakes are dismissed as ‘hate facts’ and must therefore be suppressed as they cause offence.

  2. rah

    The best way to describe climate computer modeling as it stands today based on it’s performance is GIGO!

  3. Yonason

    One reason the climate activist “scientists” can get away with their deceit is because the media everywhere has been hijacked by globalist activist leftist ideologues who won’t stop at any lie to advance their perverse agenda.

    Here is a case in point, that illustrates just what lies they are willing to tell, and what abuse they hurl at anyone who dares to expose their lies with the truth.
    https://motls.blogspot.com/2019/04/physics-knows-lot-about-electron-beyond.html?m=1

    I knew they were bad, but the depth of their commitment to their contrived and twisted narratives still caught me by surprise.

    This is nothing less than WWIII, with words instead of bullets. If they are able to win, then the whole world loses.

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  5. Ewing Caldwell

    Anyone who claims tropical cyclone (includes hurricanes and typhoons) are caused by so-called “carbon pollution” of the atmosphere is an idiot, and deserves to be called such.

    Think about the power in those storms and how quickly they form. That is the sun at work. The storms are created by coronal hole solar wind and strengthened by earth-colliding CMEs from active complex sunspots.

    Recent research has confirmed this:
    P Prikryl, L Nikitima, V Rinsin: Rapid intensification of tropical cyclones in the context of the solar-wind-magnetosphere-ionsphere-atmosphere coupling. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar Terrestrial Physics. 2018.

    Prikryl et al, Tropospheric weather influenced by solar wind through atmospheric vertical coupling downward control . Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 2017

    Prikryl et al. A link between high-speed solar wind streams and explosive extratropical cyclones. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 2016

    — these are just a sample from the scientific record.

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