Tornadoes and Tornado Deaths Plummeting In The US

Children just aren’t going to know what a Tornado is …

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US tornado deaths peaked 90 years ago in 1925, the year the Tri-State tornado destroyed many towns in Illinois, Kentucky and Missouri. Since then, tornado deaths have plummeted to record lows.

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US Annual Tornado Death Tolls, 1875-present – NOAA Weather Partners

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20 Mar 1925 – Terrible Disaster. OVER 3000 CASUALTIES. TORNADO…

2015 is currently on track to be the fourth consecutive year of record low tornado activity in the US.

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Inflation Adjusted Tornado Running Totals – Storm Prediction Center WCM Page

Government experts say that weather is getting more extreme in the US, because their job is to promote the White House agenda – regardless of any actual facts.

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Earth Hour – Celebrate the Warmth

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Saturday 28th March is “Earth Hour” – a time to sit in the dark and appreciate the benefits of our cheap reliable hydrocarbon-energy.

[Like these candles, for example, from the WWF sponsored Earth Hour home page – Anthony]

Guest essay by Viv Forbes

We should spend Earth Hour giving thanks for warmth.

Just thirteen thousand years ago, Earth was in the grip of a deathly ice age. Sea levels were indeed much lower but much of the land surface was covered by thick sheets of ice. Life struggled to survive and many species were extinguished by the sterile suffocating ice.

Without any help from humans, Earth escaped from the ice. And as the oceans warmed they expelled part of their dissolved carbon dioxide which nurtured an enormous increase in plant and animal life.

But the ice still lurks near the poles, and Earth has suffered several cold relapses. The…

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Latest From The Greenland Meltdown

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Climate experts insist that Greenland is melting down, despite the fact that there is zero evidence to support that idea.

Greenland has gained nearly 500 billion tons of ice and snow over the past six months.

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Scientists at the center of ice sheet are nearly buried in snow again this year, with temperatures still below minus 40 degrees.

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And the coastal regions of Greenland are also having a difficult time keeping up with the massive amounts of snow.

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Meanwhile, experts continue to lie about Greenland in peer-reviewed publications, and the press happily parrots their lies.

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Let’s pretend for a minute that their BS was true.  What would be the consequence of a slowing Gulf Stream? It would mean less warm water transported to the Arctic, lower Arctic temperatures, less Greenland melt, and growth of Arctic ice.

They are shooting themselves in the foot with their own nonsense.

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Freedom Isn’t Free

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NOAA is desperate to hide their data tampering, and is taking a new tack to defeat FOIA requests.

Kent Clizbe and I have been working for almost a year to get them to release their published monthly temperature data over the past couple of decades, which they overwrite in place in order to hide their ongoing manipulations.

The data should be kept in a simple file structure like the NOAA drought data, and it should require no more than 10 seconds for me to recover it online. Instead, they want a quarter of a million dollars, due on Monday.

We estimate that the cost to search for responsive records will be approximately $262,000.

If payment or other communication is not received by March 24, 2015, your FOIA request will be considered “closed.”

Fee Notification Letter – 2014-001602

There must be something very incriminating in that data.

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Richard Tol’s Excellent Summary of the Flaws in Cook et al. (2013) – The Infamous 97% Consensus Paper

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Guest Post by Bob Tisdale

It’s been almost 2 years since Cook et al. (2013) Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature was published. If you’re like me, you’ve lost track of the paper’s flaws, there were just so many, and how it is misrepresented, which is most of the time. Richard Tol has published an excellent summary of Cook et al. (2013) in his blog post Global warming consensus claim does not stand up (author’s cut). An edited version appeared in the Australian on March 24, 2015.

Richard’s post begins:

Now almost two years old, John Cook’s 97% consensus paper has been a runaway success. Downloaded over 300,000 times, voted the best 2013 paper in Environmental Research Letters, frequently cited by peers and politicians from around the world, with a dedicated column in the Guardian, the paper seems to be the definitive…

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The NSIDC Big Lie Continues To Unravel

NSIDC follow-up must see :

Implausibly Deniable Propaganda At NSIDC

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Last week NSIDC rushed out a fully fraudulent press release, claiming a record low winter maximum – on a day when the US Navy was predicting a big surge in ice. That surge has occurred, and ice extent is now higher than 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2011. It is about to pass 2008 and 2014

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Ocean and Ice Services | Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut
Ocean and Ice Services | Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut

Same story with the Norwegian Space Agency


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The press wildly exaggerated the story, and the big lie proceeds according to plan. All for the greater good.

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Great Lakes Ice Cover Third Highest On Record

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Two years ago, Joe Romm announced the end of Great Lakes ice.

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How Climate Change Is Damaging The Great Lakes, With Implications For The Environment And The Economy | ThinkProgress

Two of the three highest ice years have occurred in the two years since Joe Romm announced the demise of Great Lakes ice.


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“It’s becoming certain that, like the rest of the country, the Great Lakes are feeling the effects of climate change.”

It is becoming certain that fraudsters like Joe Romm are pushing an agenda.

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Don’t Let Climate Change Hysteria Damage The Economy

Warming fears are the “worst scientific scandal in the history…When people come to
know what the truth is, they will feel deceived by science and scientists.”UN IPCC
Japanese Scientist Dr. Kiminori Itoh, an award-winning PhD environmental physical

“It is a blatant lie put forth in the media that makes it seem there is only a fringe of
scientists who don’t buy into anthropogenic global warming.”U.S Government
Atmospheric Scientist Stanley B. Goldenberg of the Hurricane Research Division of

“I am a skeptic…Global warming has become a new religion.”Nobel Prize Winner for
Physics, Ivar Giaever.


via The Australian :

Don’t let climate change hysteria damage the economy

“In all the talk about climate change, one compelling fact is often overlooked,” Australian Conservation Foundation president Geoff Cousins writes. “Just a handful of companies are responsible for nearly one-third of our nation’s greenhouse pollution through their production and consumption of energy.”

Man-made “carbon pollution” has become the shorthand rallying cry that unites global warming believers. The notion is a figment. It is made up. It is rooted in anti-capitalist, anti-growth green ideology that, for too long, has been bullied into our consciousness as science. It is shielded by censorship and falsely cloaked in the authority and respectability of science. But the hypothesis that supports it is collapsing.

Six months into his role at the ACF, Cousins wants to make his mark as an advocate for the cause. His constituents expect it. After all, the December climate conference in Paris is approaching and global warming hysteria has to be ramped up to preserve the endless flow of dollars that sustains it. Nothing must be allowed to rain on that parade.

But no matter how many times Cousins recites his political mantra, carbon dioxide will remain colourless, odourless and a non-pollutant. To quote Massachusetts Institute of Technology emeritus professor of atmospheric sciences Richard Lindzen: “We are demonising a chemical, a molecule essential to life.” Indeed; a molecule that, throughout Earth’s history, has fluctuated in its concentration. Higher temperatures have coexisted with lower CO2 levels than today, and the world has been colder at higher concentrations. There is no reliable correlation between temperatures on Earth’s surface and the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere.

Cousins also repeats that other old chestnut: “Already pollution is leading to more frequent and more intense droughts, bushfires, heatwaves and other extreme weather. Hot days have doubled in Australia in the past 50 years.” But what does he mean by hot days? How do the past 50 years compare to the 50 years before 1910, the convenient start date the Bureau of Meteorology adopts to avoid the extreme heat of the Federation Drought years?

Is he taking his drought trends from the same BoM source that maintains drought increased in the seven areas researched, even though an independent expert review of the data showed a declining trend in five of the seven? Is it the same BoM source that asserted Queensland was suffering the worst drought in 80 years when its own website declared it was the worst in nine? And what about James Cook University’s Jon Nott, who found Queensland is experiencing fewer cyclones than at any time in the past 500 years?

Should Cousins wish to look further afield, no point looking to the US for support because, for the first time since 1969, there have been no tornadoes reported in March, usually a big month for severe weather. What’s more the US has experienced fewer tornadoes in the past three years than any similar span since accurate records began in the 1950s.

The absence of any solid scientific evidence to connect extreme weather events to human activity has required the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to reluctantly concede no correlation exists. This hasn’t stopped Cousins perpetuating that myth or naming, shaming and blaming respectable companies.

“We must consider,” writes Cousins, “how to start retiring the most polluting and outdated coal plants and replacing them with clean energy.” He must be aware of the job losses this would cause. The economics on that is settled. The renewable energy obsession has come at a cost to growth and employment, especially in South Australia, California, Ontario, Britain and Europe.

In partial capitulation, from 2017 the EU will become technology agnostic and feed-in-tariffs will be phased out. While Cousins is urging us to dump coal, Europe is providing payments to make sure coal-fired power stations stay online. In fact, the EU’s package being worked up for Paris will not specifically target coal. No wonder the Financial Times referred to renewables as a fad. But it is a fad with consequences.

Lindzen says: “World leaders are embarking on costly policies that have no capacity to replace fossil fuels but enrich crony capitalists at public expense, increasing costs for all and restricting access to energy to the world’s poorest populations that still lack access to electricity’s benefits.”

Cambridge University’s Prince Philip professor of technology Michael Kelly reckons: “The project to solve ‘the climate change problem’ is a modern version of the biblical Tower of Babel. We do not know how much it will cost, when it will be completed nor what success will look like.” Only someone who controls other people’s money could sign up for something so ethereal. Only those who have lost touch with reality, or have some ulterior motive, could embark on a project so reckless.

Whatever the ACF’s motives, advocating policies that will destroy jobs and growth cannot be condoned. That includes campaigning against reductions in the renewable energy target when it is causing energy-intensive industries to close.

For more than 17 years satellites have recorded an unexplained hiatus in global tem­peratures. We don’t know whether the future direction will be down or up. Yet Paris delegates will proceed as if they do. Sanctions may even be recommended against countries deemed non-compliant. Better for Australia to await that outcome than impose unnecessary burdens on an economy struggling for growth.

Maurice Newman is chairman of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council. The views expressed here are his own.


Newman Related :

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CSIRO Censoring Their Own Climate Research

The only way to get our society to truly change is to
frighten people with the possibility of a catastrophe
– emeritus professor Daniel Botkin

We’ve got to ride this global warming issue.
Even if the theory of global warming is wrong,
we will be doing the right thing in terms of
economic and environmental policy.

– Timothy Wirth,
President of the UN Foundation



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The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is the federal government agency for scientific research in Australia. It was founded in 1926 originally as the Advisory Council of Science and Industry.

In the field of climate science, the CSIRO has historically leant towards the alarmist side of the climate debate. One example shows the CSIRO using sea level rise figures far in excess of even the IPCC.

The Australian reports:

In its 2012 report, State of the Climate, the CSIRO says that since 1993 sea levels have risen up to 10mm a year in the north and west. That means that somewhere has had a 19cm-rise in sea level since 1993. Where is this place? The European satellite says that sea levels have been constant for the past eight years.


In 2013, the CSIRO commissioned a study that found “Deserts ‘greening’ from rising carbon dioxide: Green foliage boosted across the world’s arid regions.”

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Google Search: Deserts Greening + CSIRO 

The ‘greening’ of deserts, thanks to rising CO2, happens to be a very unwelcome message for the environmental movement and apparently now too for the CSIRO. So this week, the CSIRO removed the study from its website.

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Australia’s premier scientific agency, the CSIRO, not interested in sharing scientific discovery, rather adhering to a type of selective thinking with a tendency to notice and to look for what confirms to their beliefs, and to ignore, not look for, or undervalue the relevance of what contradicts those beliefs. Also known as ‘Confirmation Bias’.

The CSIRO claim they “protect the integrity of science by upholding the highest standards of practice.”

Does deleting or censoring studies that are favourable to plant food, carbon dioxide, do anything to “protect the integrity of science” as laid out in their agenda?

Yet another example of why government funded scientific organisations like the CSIRO have – tragically – become almost the last places to hear the truth about climate change and the environment. Too much money and too many reputations are now at stake.


The CSIRO’s peer-reviewed study can be found at Science Daily:

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Deserts ‘greening’ from rising carbon dioxide: Green foliage boosted across the world’s arid regions — ScienceDaily



The CSIRO contacted me via twitter with location of study:

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Makes it a little tricky for the interested to track down when no link presents on any search engine. Conveniently archived perhaps.

See here: Deserts ‘greening’ from rising CO2 | CSIRO (Trove Archives – Nat. Library of Australia)



via Joanne Nova :

Australian government finally gets slightly serious with CSIRO board


UPDATE 15/8/2016 :

After conveniently “archiving” their 3 JULY 2013 study : “Deserts ‘greening’ from rising CO2” – CSIRO have now reinstated it on their website!

Deserts ‘greening’ from rising CO2



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Latest From The Climate Crisis

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Satellites show that the troposphere hasn’t warmed for almost 20 years

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Satellites show that the amount of Arctic ice hasn’t changed for 10 years

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Satellites show that global sea ice has been hovering around normal for several years.

There is five times as much ice on the Great Lakes as there was during the Ice Age scare of 1973


The US is experiencing a record lull in hurricanes and tornadoes. The frequency of hot days in the US has plummeted over the past 80 years.

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Sea level is rising at the same rate it was 100 years ago.

There is no climate crisis. It is propaganda being pushed by criminals, which is why they are so desperate to silence skeptics.

Some of these criminals pose as scientists. Others pose as members of religious organizations. Others pose as politicians or governmental organizations. Others pose as “green energy providers.” Others pose as environmental organizations.

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