I could have said something else, but lest you didn’t get the message, extreme weather events are not getting more numerous do to climate change, or any other change. Most people don’t like technical subjects like this, and that’s why they believe the politicians and news media that we, humans, are causing the weather to get worse. We can change local climates, but the hypothesis that weather is getting more extreme is easily falsifiable.
Here are the facts:
- There is no discernible trend in the number of strong tornadoes in the continental US over the last half-century.
- There is no discernible trend in the number of hurricanes in the last century. Yep. Katrina was a big one, but there have been very few hurricanes since.
Here are a couple of graphs drawn with data from NOAA that demonstrate that there is no increase in either of these extreme weather events.
There are no trends no matter what the media says, and there is no scientific consensus for that hypothesis.