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Tornadoes - Fifty Years
Tornadoes – Fifty Years

 

tornado_damage

Normalized Tornado Damage Per Annum Since 1950 – Comparative tornado damage is decreasing.

This from NOAA’s  web page.

Hurricanes - One Hundred Years

Hurricanes – One Hundred Years

Hurricanes:

on the basis of the evidence I present here, claims to connect Atlantic hurricanes with global warming are premature. The  Atlantic hurricane basin is currently seeing enhanced, rather than “unprecedented”, storminess that is comparable to, or  even less active than, that seen in earlier busy cycles of activity.”Christopher W. Landsea”

Droughts

Drought Data From 1982

Drought Data From 1982

Figure 5: Fraction of the global land in D0 (abnormally dry), D1 (moderate), D2 (severe), D3 (extreme), and D4 (exceptional) drought condition (Data: Standardized Precipitation Index data derived from MERRA-Land).

Source:  http://www.nature.com/sdata/2014/fig_tab/sdata20141_F5.html

H/T Dr Roger Pielke, Jr.

US Drought Index

US Drought Index

This is a graph of the Palmer Drought Index (USA) for the last century, up to 2009.  Data from NOAA.

IPCC says: “There continues to be a lack of evidence and thus low confidence regarding the sign of trend in the magnitude and/or frequency of floods on a global scale.”

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CO2 levels

Carbon Dioxide Atmospheric Levels

Temperature

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HADCRUT TEMPS SINCE 1850

HADCRUT Temp Since 1850

UAH satellite temps 1979 to Jan 2014

UAH Satellite Temps 1979 to Jan 2014 – Pause In Temps Last 17 Years

Graph from Dr Roy Spencer, UAH : http://www.drroyspencer.com/wp-content/uploads/UAH_LT_1979_thru_January_2014_v5.61.png

 

 

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