Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Twisting Tornados into Climate Crises

by Viv Forbes
Already the climatists are spinning a carbon scare story out of the Oklahoma tornado. US Senator Barbara Boxer said in a speech on global warming, just one day after the Moore tornado: “You’re going to have tornadoes and all the rest.  . . . Carbon could cost us the planet.” 
There is nothing unusual about tornadoes in Tornado Alley on the Prairies, or hurricanes in the Caribbean, or cyclones in the Coral Sea – all have been creating extreme weather events long before Europeans arrived in these areas and long before the surge of industrial growth in the 1950’s. 

Cartoonist Dave Granlund
Despite the intensity of the news reports, the severity of US tornadoes is not increasing – there have been many US tornadoes with greater severity and more fatalities than the Moore tornado. One in 1935 resulted in 695 deaths in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.  What is increasing is the population density in the threatened areas and the demand by some media outlets for a man-made climate scare every week. 
USA and Australia will continue to suffer intense tornadoes, hurricanes and cyclones but carbon dioxide is blameless. 
Instead of wasting billions on the mega-myth that man controls the climate, both countries should spend that money on building infrastructure that better withstands natural disasters.
Successful species are those that learned to cope with natural disasters
Image sourced from NetRightDaily

Extract from the article Five myths about tornadoes published in the Washington Post

5. Climate change is producing tornadoes of increasing frequency and intensity.
There have always been F5 tornadoes, and we will continue to experience them regardless of whether the Earth’s temperature rises or falls. National Weather Service figures show, if anything, that violent tornadoes — F3 or greater on the Fujita scale — are becoming less frequent. There is no trend, neither up nor down, in the frequency of all tornadoes.
The Capital Weather Gang’s Ian Livingston tweeted after the Moore tornado: “Climate change people do themselves a huge disservice by running to that after every disaster.”
I heartily concur.


  1. Are natural disasters made worst by climate change? I'm going to thrown in a link and comment from a completely different world view.
    From the article,Droughts and Flooding Rains

    These recent events serve to show that despite our best efforts we cannot control the weather no matter how much we would like to think we can. They remind us that we are at the mercy of weather patterns that are more powerful than we are.

    Yet our desire to control the weather reveals, I believe, how we struggle to maintain a biblical view of our responsibility over creation. While we are called to be good stewards of creation we are never called to control it, but rather treat it with appropriate care.

    Today the consensus of scientists is that the level of CO2 in the air and global temperatures are increasing, polar caps are melting, and sea levels are rising. The subsequent call for more care of our environment resonates deeply with our God given responsibility. However, I tend to agree with those who suggest there is more than a hint of arrogance behind these assumptions, particularly when some scientists and other commentators attribute the sole cause of these changes to human activity.

    Believing human beings are totally responsible for the changes in climate only leads us to regard ourselves more highly than we ought. The outcome is that we conclude we humans need to act to fix climate change; after all we are the only ones who can do anything about it. A biblical world view sees things differently. It understands there are other factors at work in any change in the world, including climate, and that God is ultimately watching over it all."

  2. Viv Forbes asked me to post this paper, The Newcastle - Moore Tornado – Not caused by ‘climate change’

    "The role of mankind should be to consider ways and means to keep all citizens safe in the face of such natural hazards, and in the case of
    Oklahoma City one needs to ask that in an area with a high frequency of tornadoes, why the construction of tornado shelters is not mandatory."


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