Wednesday, September 27, 2023

CONFIRMED: Violent Tornadoes and Tornado Damage are Down!

We've taken a lot of heat over the years for stating the obvious: both violent tornadoes and overall tornado damage are both down as compared to 50 or 70 years ago. These are inconvenient truths for global warming alarmists.

Above are examples of the numerous blog posts
on this topic.

Now comes a peer-reviewed paper that confirms both of the above contentions
In the authors' words:  
Overall, our results suggest a downward trend in tornado losses for the U.S. as a nation,

The graphs below are for F-4 (left) and F-5 tornado losses. Both are down significantly. 
It has always been odd to me that global warming alarmists get so upset when these obvious scientific facts are stated because they confirm the basic global warming hypothesis: The poles warm more quickly than the tropics. That, on average, reduces the strength of the jet stream and makes conditions for violent tornadoes less common. We haven't had an (E)F-5 tornado in the USA for more than ten years.  

Of course, agreeing with the above would mean agreeing with basic science -- and climate zealots today are not interested in science but rather power and money.

H/T: Dr. Roger Pielke, Jr. 

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