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Extreme Weather Is Not Getting Worse – Dr Roger Pielke Jr

August 24, 2016

By Paul Homewood 

 

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From Climate Depot:

 

Dr. Roger Pielke Jr., a Professor in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado and a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), slammed the linkage of global warming to the recent Louisiana floods and other types of extreme weather. (See: Bill Nye: Climate change is reason for Louisiana floods)

Pielke authored the 2014 book “The Rightful Place of Science: Disasters and Climate Change.” 

 

“Flood disasters are sharply down. U.S. floods not increasing either,” Pielke Jr. declared on August 23. Pielke rebuked New York Times columnist Paul Krugman for linking floods to climate change.  Krugman blamed “climate change” for ‘a proliferation of disasters like the one in Louisiana.’

“How does Krugman get away with this?” Pielke asked while showcasing this scientific graph.

 

 

“Floods suck when they occur. The good news is U.S. flood damage is sharply down over 70 years,” Pielke explained.

In a message aimed at climate activists and many in the media, Pielke cautioned: “Remember, disasters can happen any time and they suck. But it is also good to understand long-term trends based on data, not hype.”

“In my career I’ve seen the arguments go from: 1- ‘Drought increasing globally’ — To — 2- ‘OK, not globally, but look at THIS one drought.’ I’ll stick with the UN IPCC and the USGCRP (U.S. Global Change Research Program) consensus rather than selected studies. Both of those agree there is no global or U.S. trend though literature is diverse,” Pielke wrote.

Extreme weather is NOT getting worse

Pielke also pointed to the hard scientific data that shows other types of extreme weather are not getting worse and may in fact be improving.

“Is U.S. drought getting worse? No,” Pielke wrote and revealed this EPA graph:

 

 

Professor Pielke Jr. also noted: “US hurricane landfalls (& their strength) down by ~20% since 1900” and provided this graph.

 

 

“Recent years have seen record low tornadoes,” Pielke Jr. added with this data from NOAA.

 

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. August 24, 2016 10:48 am

    Thanks! A very handy reality check1

  2. August 24, 2016 11:12 am

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    Dear climate change alarmist media, politicians and the warming faithful,

    *Extreme weather is NOT getting worse*

    The inconvenient data laid out here on one the favoured weapons of mass climate hysteria – “Extreme Weather”, by climate change disaster expert – Dr. Roger Pielke Jr., a Professor in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado…

    “Floods suck when they occur. The good news is U.S. flood damage is sharply down over 70 years,”

    In a message aimed at climate activists and many in the media, Pielke cautioned:

    “Remember, disasters can happen any time and they suck. But it is also good to understand long-term trends based on data, not hype.”

    Pielke also pointed to the hard scientific data that shows other types of extreme weather are *not getting worse and may in fact be improving*.

    “Is U.S. drought getting worse? No,” Pielke wrote

    Read on for more hard scientific data that completely contradicts warming alarmist dogma that your CO2 emissions cause “extreme weather”…

    NB, the next time you view, read or hear your favoured media hyperventilating over an ‘Extreme Weather’ event, remember that there weren’t as many smart phones last century, and keep in mind the old saying “if it bleeds, it leads.”

  3. August 24, 2016 11:27 am

    Pielke’s view is formed by the data, not by preconceptions or models. It should be so for us all, but that does not serve the cause.

    Two data-rich studies referenced by Pielke:

    https://rclutz.wordpress.com/2016/05/07/data-vs-models-2-droughts-and-floods/

    https://rclutz.wordpress.com/2016/05/09/data-vs-models-3-disasters/

  4. Don B permalink
    August 24, 2016 11:47 am

    Pielke, Jr’s written testimony presented on 11 December 2013 on the relationship of climate and weather:

    https://science.house.gov/sites/republicans.science.house.gov/files/documents/HHRG-113-SY18-WState-RPielke-20131211.pdf

  5. August 24, 2016 11:52 am

    Some types of extreme weather could be getting worse, namely where the jetstreams are behaving in ‘unusual’ ways. But that would be related to things like a weakening solar wind, not at all to do with atmospheric trace gases – man-made or otherwise.

  6. August 24, 2016 12:57 pm

    Ah, a drink of fresh water, so to speak. The devastating floods through parts of WV on June 23 are an example. These types of chaining storms which dump 11-12″ of water within a day or so during incredible downpours are found in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Studies of old debris fields show their occurrence over the past history.

  7. August 27, 2016 2:55 am

    And I had to read this here?????

  8. September 5, 2016 4:11 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections.

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