Friday, March 22, 2013

New analysis finds no increase in storms in N. America over past 150 years

A new SPPI paper entitled Storm Trends Across North America concludes, "as the Earth has warmed over the past hundred and fifty years, during its recovery from the global chill of the Little Ice Age, there has been little to no significant increase in either the frequency or intensity of stormy weather in North America. In fact, most studies suggest just the opposite has likely occurred. This observation -- coupled with the fact that storminess in many other parts of the planet has also decreased or held steady as the world has warmed -- thus suggests there is no data-based reason to believe that storms anywhere will become either more frequent or more intense if the world warms a bit more in the future."

[Illustrations, footnotes and references available in PDF version]
Among the highly publicized doom-and-gloom scenarios that climate alarmists allege to attend the ongoing rise in the air's CO2 content are predicted increases in the frequency and severity of storms. As a result, and in an effort to determine if these predictions have any validity, many scientists are examining historical and proxy storm records in an attempt to determine how temperature changes of the past millennium have impacted this aspect of Earth's climate. This summary reviews what some of them have learned about various storm trends across North America.

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