We see a lot of misleading headlines and editorial cartoons equating “extreme” weather with human caused global warming / global climate change. It is pure non sequitur. We have a name for changes in temperature, rainfall, storms, etc.: Weather. It can be unpredictable. You may have noticed that people talk about it a lot, and did so long before Al Gore came along with his hypocritical money machine.
For starters, consider that if there are 10 tornadoes hitting remote areas, you’ll heard about it once. If the same tornadoes happen to hit more populated areas, you’ll heard about it for months. But the weather wasn’t different, just the locations where it hit.
See How to mislead with slippery language : Stop The ACLU for more examples of wordplay and data games used to advance the global climate change agenda.
“NOAA Makes It Official: 2011 Among Most Extreme Weather Years in History
Just past the halfway point, 2011 has already seen eight weather-related disasters in the U.S. that caused more than $1 billion in damages
The devastating string of tornadoes, droughts, wildfires and floods that hit the United States this spring marks 2011 as one of the most extreme years on record, according to a new federal analysis.”
The key, of course, is that little word “among” and his friend “one of”. To put some flesh on Mr. “among”, consider 1934:
All regions of the country were over 100 degrees.
80% of the US was experiencing drought.