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AOC Thinks Her Green Deal Will Stop Tornadoes!

May 25, 2019
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By Paul Homewood

 

Potty AOC makes a fool of herself again, blaming a tornado warning on climate change!

From the Independent:

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has used a tornado warning in Washington DC as an example of extreme weather in support of her demand for a more concerted effort to tackle the "climate crisis".

In a series of posts shared on Instagram, the Democratic congresswoman expressed concern over the weather, which she noted to her followers was not something the New York native was used to.

“Guys, they just issued a tornado watch in DC,” she said, before turning her camera to her staff, standing together in her office……

In a series of photos showing statistics, Ms Ocasio-Cortez urged her followers to focus on the fight against climate change.

“The climate crisis is real y’all,” she wrote in a text across her story, pointing to her proposed "Green New Deal" in the midst of the storm. “Guess we’re at casual tornadoes in growing regions of the country.”

Climate change is believed to be changing the courses and strength of tornadoes, moving deadlier ones to regions that previously faced lesser versions.

However, in Thursday’s case, the tornado did not ultimately strike DC, touching down in nearby Maryland county instead.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/aoc-tornado-video-instagram-washington-dc-climate-change-a8929631.html

 

 

There is nothing unusual about tornadoes in that part of the world. In Maryland, for instance, there are on average eight tornadoes every year.

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

Indeed, on a area basis, Maryland is one of the most tornado prone states, even more than Oklahoma:

 

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

You may have noticed the Independent’s reference in the penultimate paragraph:

Climate change is believed to be changing the courses and strength of tornadoes, moving deadlier ones to regions that previously faced lesser versions.

 

This links to a thoroughly deceitful piece from PBS in March:

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When Americans hear the word tornado, their minds may bolt to huge twisters rolling across northern Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Kansas, like a scene out of “The Wizard of Oz.”

But the deadliest U.S tornado in six years didn’t strike the Great Plains — instead, it touched down Sunday hundreds of miles away in Alabama and Georgia. On Monday and Tuesday, search crews, aided by dogs and drones, sifted through wreckage caused by the violent tornado, which blew across 30 miles with winds reaching up to 170 miles per hour. So far, the storm has killed 23 people, including three children, and dozens remain missing.

While this weekend’s storms took the Southeast by surprise, the events fit into a growing trend for a region meteorologists now call Dixie Alley. Since the turn of the millennium, the Dixie Alley has witnessed an ever-increasing onslaught of tornadoes.

Rather than lie squarely in the Great Plains, America’s tornadoes appear to be sliding into the Midwest and Southeast.

“Whether this is climate change or not, what all the studies have shown is that this particular part of the U.S. has been having more tornado activity and more tornado outbreaks than it has had in decades before,” said Mike Tippett, a Columbia University applied mathematician who studies the climate.

Tippett is among a group of scientists trying to dissect why the South has become a hotbed for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms.

Some signs point to human-made climate change, but those conclusions are mixed at best. Weather and climate scientists have confidence, for instance, in the parallels between tornadoes creeping east and global warming — but are less convinced that climate change is increasing the number of tornadoes overall.

Most of all, their research highlights the barriers in forecasting that keep us from predicting where and when tornadoes might strike.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/is-climate-change-making-u-s-tornadoes-worse

I came across the study at the time, and exposed it as totally corrupt here. In essence, the study looked at the total number of tornadoes hitting the Southeast.

As I pointed out, and as any tornado expert would have told the authors, many more tornadoes are reported nowadays, purely because of better technology, such as Doppler, and more comprehensive reporting practices.

This all results in many more weaker tornadoes getting reported, which would have gone under the radar in the 1970s and 80s. It is this factor which has produced Tippet’s supposed “increasing onslaught of tornadoes”.

It is actually a myth that tornadoes are a rare event in Dixie Alley. As NOAA show, based on 1985-2015 climatology, that part of the country is actually the hot spot for the strongest EF-4+ tornadoes.

https://www.spc.noaa.gov/wcm/climo/viotorn.png

https://www.spc.noaa.gov/wcm/climo/viotorn.png

However, AOC is right about one thing, climate change is having an effect on tornadoes. It is actually making them less common, especially the violent ones:

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

14 Comments
  1. May 25, 2019 2:47 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate- Science and commented:
    AOC lives in her own world and is still ridin`her unicorn.

  2. Jack broughton permalink
    May 25, 2019 4:08 pm

    But some ” foolish-scientists” have spouted forth,so it must be true. Spoilsport.

  3. May 25, 2019 4:16 pm

    We can restart the WWII Lend-Lease program and send AOC your way.

    A great part of this tornado fear comes from hyping weather to drive viewership and ad sales.

    Local news stations now compete with who has the best “extreme” weather. Richmond has 3 stations, so we get VIPIR, Doppler Max and Storm Chaser for darn near every thunderstorm. I mean breaking into prime time with continuous, breathless coverage. VIPIR gives 3-D so we watched a funnel cloud in the midwest this week. Last year the remnants of two hurricanes came over the area from the west. We had numerous minor tornadoes or significant shear events. Some damage and one fatality. We had VIPIR telling us by street intersections where we might be having one, including the one a block from my house. Tornado didn’t happen.

    Oh, and we get the wise talking heads telling us to head for the basement. I’d be surprised if more than 1% of the houses in greater Richmond have basements.

    Extreme weather hype and instant on the spot news makes it seem like we are having more and worse. Also, as population increases it is more likely to have some area hit by a storm.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      May 26, 2019 1:51 pm

      Thanks for the offer but I think we have a full complement of ignorant morons in our own government system at all levels.

      • matthew dalby permalink
        May 27, 2019 2:50 pm

        Maybe we could be sent a few republicans who question man-made climate change, as non of our mainstream politicians are prepared to do so (unless Farage is now mainstream following the European elections).

  4. Broadlands permalink
    May 25, 2019 5:00 pm

    “Ms Ocasio-Cortez urged her followers to focus on the fight against climate change.”

    It would be useful to all followers if Ms. AOC would tell us how much carbon we need to dispose of in her fight against bad weather, and how long it will take for her to restore good weather. Is AOC “A load Of Carbon”? Or perhaps a load of something else? Bernie Sanders initials?

    • May 25, 2019 8:50 pm

      Fame indeed!

      Perhaps they might like to address AOC’s evidently fake claims about tornadoes next!

  5. David Kendrick permalink
    May 25, 2019 9:56 pm

    Over the pond we have developed a Brexit immunity by which we solve our lying politician problem by voting for someone else. It took 70 years but the last 3 years have been lie hell topped up with climate trash talk which has seen MSM lose almost all its audience except Mothers with suicide tendencies. I suppose that is one way to end the movement, kill off your followers. The end of the world is nigh, cull the population.

  6. May 26, 2019 5:09 am

    Can someone ask OC to explain exactly how human CO2 causes climate change when it doesn’t cause warming?

  7. rah permalink
    May 26, 2019 11:15 am

    If warm air causes more tornadoes then why isn’t tornado alley in the tropics? Just a simple question I would like hear AOC try to answer. AOC really has no clue that it takes cold air to produce tornadoes. In fact she has no clue about much of anything but flapping her big lips over those donkey teeth apparently.

    Here in the states after last years record of no “violent” tornadoes, we’re having a pretty active tornado season with the adjusted count over the 75th percentile but to me what is most notable is that this year when compared to last we’re seeing plenty of monster funnel clouds.

    This spring has been a very wet and windy one for much of the country that is laying under the continued battle between a persistent warm air mass in the SE and repetitive waves of cold air masses which come in from the west and north west. Farmers around here in Indiana are still having problems getting into their fields as the repetitive squall lines keep the ground wet. Heck, between work and rain I’ve been having a hard time keeping my acre mowed! Got it half done yesterday before another squall line came in. Have to finish today, weather allowing.

  8. Gerry, England permalink
    May 26, 2019 2:00 pm

    If warming reduces tornadoes, then presumably cooling will increase them as we shall observe in due course. That is unless the theory only works for a zonal jetstream pattern, which has now been replaced by a meridional pattern.

  9. May 26, 2019 5:38 pm

    I wonder if those in America in Tornado prone areas are familiar with the story of the 3 pigs and the big bad wolf. As they may not build out of straw but they seem to use sticks. With just the brick chimneys surviving the tornadoes.
    They might try building all the houses out of brick.

  10. Russ Wood permalink
    May 27, 2019 2:37 pm

    In the 1970’s my mother in the UK, reported a tornado in her back yard! It stayed within a single block of Bootle, Liverpool, and destroyed a number of greenhouses! So there!

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