Weather is not getting more extreme

Years ago when the global warming team realized the globe was not warming, they made a dedicated and complete marketing campaign change. They changed their tag line from global warming to climate change. Again, this was a marketing decision. Instead of heating up, the world would experience more extreme weather. Not even that is happening.

Our friend John Hinderaker over at Powerline points us to a presentation by Dr. John Christy, a professor of Atmospheric Science and Director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama. In other words, he’s a climatologist the main stream media will ignore since he’s pointing out the media is being totally foolish about weather extremes. In late May, Rep. David McKinley (R-W.Va.) invited Christy along with other scientists to a conference dedicated hosted an un-biased climate change conference. Both sides were represented, and there were no limitations. McKinley was looking for common ground during this three hour debate.

Since you already get one side of the debate from the media and the Weather Channel, here are the main points from Christy’s presentation and a couple of slides.

  • Popular scare stories that weather extremes – hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, floods — are getting worse are not based on fact.
  • In the U.S., high temperature records are not becoming more numerous.
  • Climate models significantly overestimated warming during the past 15 years.
  • Even if climate models were correct, a 50% reduction in U.S. CO2 emissions by 2050 would avert only 0.07°C of warming by 2100.
  • If a policy is not economically sustainable, it’s not politically sustainable.
  • The climate change impact of enhancing CO2 concentrations has so far been small compared to the public health and biospheric benefits provided by affordable, carbon-based energy.

How do these graphs match up with the stories the media is telling you about storms getting more frequent and more severe? You know that’s what they are doing, hyping up the storms to keep you tuned in so they can make more money in advertising revenue. Just like anything else, follow the money when it comes to the “science” of climate change in the media as well as in the science field … which runs on grant money.

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Read more here. Then watch the news report from WBOY Channel 12 in West Virginia, a two minute overview that told you absolutely nothing about what was discussed at the conference. The online article told you nothing at all either. Wonder why?

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Steve McGough

Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. Dimsdale on June 24, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Never let the facts get in the way of good grant money.
    Didja hear the one about where the EPA has “delayed”, in perpetuity, the peer review process for the anti fracking “research” on which they are hanging all of their obfuscation?? (

  2. Dimsdale on June 26, 2013 at 9:42 am

    The weather may not be getting more extreme, but the warmists certainly are….

  3. JollyRoger on June 26, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Didja hear that cars sold in Europe are being detuned in order to lower the tax burden which is linked to carbon emissions? ?Take 55 horses off your new Porsche and save $19,000 bucks! ?So you want a sports car that performs as designed by the factory- that’ll cost you extra! ?


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