Think Progress Doubles Down On AGW Caused Tornadoes

Their first stupid article wasn’t enough, so, like any good unhinged Leftist climate moron, they double down with

Top Climate Scientist On The Monster Tornadoes: ‘It Is Irresponsible Not To Mention Climate Change’

Who are those top climate scientists? Michael Mann (with his discredited hockey stick), Gavin Schmidt, and Kevin Trenbarth. Let’s see what Kevin had to say

Well I have my own article on where the heck is global warming? We are asking that here in Boulder where we have broken records the past two days for the coldest days on record. We had 4 inches of snow. The high the last 2 days was below 30F and the normal is 69F, and it smashed the previous records for these days by 10F. The low was about 18F and also a record low, well below the previous record low. This is January weather (see the Rockies baseball playoff game was canceled on saturday and then played last night in below freezing weather). …

The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t. The CERES data published in the August BAMS 09 supplement on 2008 shows there should be even more warming: but the data are surely wrong. Our observing system is inadequate.

Oh, wait, sorry, that was from one of Kevin’s Climategate emails, as Powerline points out.

TP has this from Michael Mann

The fact remains that there is 4 percent more water vapor—and associated additional moist energy—available both to power individual storms and to produce intense rainfall from them. Climate change is present in every single meteorological event, in that these events are occurring within a baseline atmospheric environment that has shifted in favor of more intense weather events.

And Gavin Schmidt

It is a truism to say that everything has been affected by climate change so far and therefore this latest outbreak must in some sense have been affected, but attribution is hard and the further down the chain the causality is supposed to go, the harder this is. For heat waves it is easier, for statistics on precipitation intensity it easier — there are multiple levels of good modelling, theory and observations to back it up. But we have much less to go on with tornadoes.

Interesting. I say interesting because all the little climate morons keep telling us that we should only listen to climate scientists. In fact, we were told not to talk to someone who isn’t a climate scientist at last weekends PowerShift 2011 summit. Mann and Schmidt do not have higher education degrees in climatology or meteorology. Trenbarth has a degree in meteorology, so, we should listen to him when he says he has no clue what’s going on.

The folks at Watts Up With That? are livid over the TP post. Anthony Watts says his original article had no headline, because it would have used naughty words solely. Watts also mentions the folly of linking tornadoes to anthropogenic global warming. And both posts use that science thing. Watts also has a degree in meteorology. I’ll listen to him.

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