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Bill Nye At It Again

May 13, 2016
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By Paul Homewood 

 

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https://twitter.com/BillNye/status/730405932933496832

 

Bill Nye the “Science” Guy has been at it again!

 

Meanwhile, back in the real world, tornadoes are so far year this year below average.

 

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http://www.spc.noaa.gov/wcm/#data

 

 

And in the longer term, there has been a clearly declining trend in stronger tornadoes.

 

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http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/climate-information/extreme-events/us-tornado-climatology/trends

 

 

Nye is no more than a huckster, pure and simple. It is sad that there are so many gullible people about who actually believe him.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. RAH permalink
    May 13, 2016 10:48 am

    Progressives and their alarmist sub cult must have very selective memories. Otherwise they wouldn’t be what they are. Their ability to ignore data that refutes what they want to be the facts is quite astounding really. And thus the media hype about tornadoes despite the fact we’re running 150 storms below the average for the year.

    We that live in the real world should really be happy that a turd like Bill Nye, the alarmist version of Pee-Wee Herman, is one of the most prominent spokesmen for the alarmists. Things could be much worse if someone that possessed even a thimble full of actual knowledge and which doesn’t look like a cartoon character replaced him.

    The thing is that according to the forecasts in a few days conditions for much severe weather will be in the tank and this May, usually the most active month for these storms, could come close to setting a record low.

    Then Pee-Wee Nye will have to find something else, probably even less remarkable, to worry and fret about.

  2. May 13, 2016 11:25 am

    “Plot of the annual running total of U.S. tornadoes.”
    the “running totals” are cumulative values
    the correlation presented is between cumulative time and cumulative totals of US tornadoes. These kinds of correlations are very common in climate science although it is easy to show that correlations between cumulative values are spurious
    no conclusions may be drawn from them.
    http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2725743

  3. May 13, 2016 11:47 am

    Weather isn’t climate but the supposed know-it-all Bill Nye hasn’t found that out yet.

    • May 20, 2016 4:55 pm

      Weather isn’t climate per se, but it’s the basis for climate. Climate is the average weather over a long period of time. So in that sense, climate and weather are inextricable. That’s also why people ask about cold weather and global warming—the average should go down with all the cold weather, but it doesn’t. Something is amiss.

  4. RAH permalink
    May 13, 2016 12:48 pm

    So you contend that any graph which plots current conditions or incidents of weather against those SAME conditions or incidents over time is an example of a spurious correlation?

  5. May 13, 2016 1:29 pm

    I guess that we should really call him “Nyesenko, the ultimate political scientist.”

  6. May 13, 2016 2:21 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections.

  7. markl permalink
    May 13, 2016 2:50 pm

    Perfect example of a useful idiot for the AGW meme.

  8. Andy DC permalink
    May 13, 2016 3:21 pm

    Every year we have tornadoes. Some years are worse than others. This season has been relatively mild. Aside from that, there are no grand conclusions you can reach, unless you a propagandist and not a scientist.

  9. John F. Hultquist permalink
    May 13, 2016 3:36 pm

    Bill Nye claims to have a college education, one that requires using algebra and statistics. That is more training than one needs to show tornadoes are not following the CO2 induced global warming scam.
    Crazy Bill should donate his brain to science so that it might show what is going on that causes such silly statements. Better yet would be brain scans now while he is jauntily making such stupendously stupid claims.

    • saveenergy permalink
      May 13, 2016 4:11 pm

      What would they scan ??
      He’s just a playback machine…no thinking involved.

  10. May 20, 2016 4:59 pm

    People who live in the Midwest know there are always tornadoes, often flooding, etc. Has been forever. I spent much of my childhood in the basement during the summer due to tornado watches and warnings. Only saw one actual tornado, but there was often warnings and they hit neighboring towns. Same for flooding—the great flood of the Midwest in 1993 comes to mind. Nothing new.

    The constant use of “10 million people in the path of the severe weather—or whatever number they use for the day” is very misleading. 10 million sounds like a lot, but it’s only about 3% of the population. 97% are doing just fine.

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