Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Global Warming Alert! -- Not Responsible for Wacky Weather

Steven Goddard, who runs the skeptical climate blog Real Science and has a background in geology and computer science, has spent thousands of hours studying bad weather events around the world.

He found that the weather was wilder and weirder in the past than it is today.

“People are claiming there are more disasters now,” Goddard said. “That’s crazy. The weather was terrible in the past, back when CO2 was below 350ppm."
The article goes on to describe how the worst hurricanes, droughts, extreme temperatures, and so on, for which there are good records, actually occurred in the 19th and early 20th Centuries. I've read elsewhere that natural disasters, overall, were relatively mild in the mid- to late-20th Century compared to other times in history. Anyway, read the whole thing.

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