The consensus of the far left, for whatever their political reasons, claim the sky is falling. Their doomsday predictions on climate change and the U.S.’s villainous role are well-documented.
That is the usual hysterical thinking from the left with other hidden intentions in mind. The real truth is quite different. Contrary to the notion that global warming has caused more rain, there was no significant global precipitation change from 1850 to present. Previous studies have analyzed shorter timeframes and found rainfall changes that some people had attributed to global warming, but those results were generally not statistically significant over time scales of decades and centuries.
According to the IPCC, which has engaged in deceitful actions to exaggerate global warming, evidence for such an hysterical outcome is highly questionable. In fact, Since 1951 there have been statistically significant increases in the number of heavy precipitation events in more regions than there have been statistically significant decreases.
Apparent changes in rainfall intensity sometimes vanish when examining longer timeframes that better account for natural variations. For instance, cyclones with winds ranging from 39 to 73 miles per hour are called “tropical storms,” and those with winds exceeding 73 miles per hour are called “hurricanes.” The datasets In the International Geophysical Research Letters in 2011, show that the global number and intensity of tropical storms and hurricanes have not increased over the past four decades.
Perception accords produce a flood of global warming-related misinformation is spread by the media and environmental groups. There is low confidence in any observed long-term increases in tropical cyclone activity, intensity, frequency or duration, after accounting for past changes in observing capabilities in the last 40 years.
In the North Atlantic region, where hurricanes Harvey and Irma formed, tropical storm and hurricane activity have increased significantly over the past four decades. However, this trend fades in the wider context of variation over the past century.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows no robust trends in annual numbers of tropical storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes counts have been identified over the past 100 years in the North Atlantic basin. They state that North Atlantic tropical storms show a “pronounced upward trend” since 1878, but this is because these records are “relatively sparse” in their early decades.
The trend in storm activity is “not significantly distinguishable from zero.” Furthermore, NOAA notes the trend in the unadjusted data. NOAA emphasizes that one cannot logically assess hurricane trends based only on those that reach land, because they are “much less common” than the full number of hurricanes that form at sea. A major distinction that makes it absurd to draw conclusions based on hurricanes that make landfall, much less hurricanes that make landfall in one region in a single year.
Certain media outlets with radically leftist points of view have linked hurricanes Harvey and Irma to global warming. They choose to ignore wide-ranging facts. Instead, these media outlets cherry-pick timeframes, geographical locations, report contents, and the opinions of some scientists. They ignore other well-qualified scientists who have contrary views.
Thousands of scientists do not believe that humans are the main cause of changes in climate. Here are just a few of the most famous AGW skeptics. Search for their names on youtube and hear what they say that refutes what the IPCC says.
- Siegfried Fred Singer, physicist, emeritus professor of environmental science
- William Happer, Physicist
- Freeman Dyson, theoretical physicist and mathematician
- Bob Carter, Paleoclimatologist
- Dr Don Easterbrook, Geologist
- Ivar Giaever, Physicist, Nobel laureate
- John Coleman, Meteorologist, Weather Channel co-founder
- Dr. Judith Coleman, Climatologist
- Roy Warren Spencer, Meteorologist
- Wei-Hock “Willie” Soon, solar physicist
- Tim Ball, historical climatologist
- Dr. Patrick Moore, PHD in Ecology, founder of Greenpeace
Legitimate scientists will tell you that one of the worst abuses of analytics is to cherry pick results. Cherry pickers tout analysis findings when the results serve the purpose at hand. But, they ignore the findings when the results conflict with the original plan. There are no grounds to claim that global warming has increased rainfall or hurricane activity.