Monday, March 18, 2013

Scientists Have Not Quantitatively Studied Link Between Global Warming And Storms: Suggested Connection Between Global Warming And Stormier Weather Is Speculation And Not Based On Analysis Or Data

Posted by Milton Recht:

From "Has the weather become stormier as the climate warms?" on ScienceBlog:
There’s little doubt — among scientists at any rate — that the climate has warmed since people began to release massive amounts greenhouse gases to the atmosphere during the Industrial Revolution.

But ask a scientist if the weather is getting stormier as the climate warms and you’re likely to get a careful response that won’t make for a good quote.

There’s a reason for that.

"Although many people have speculated that the weather will get stormier as the climate warms, nobody has done the quantitative analysis needed to show this is indeed happening," says Jonathan Katz, PhD, professor of physics at Washington University in St. Louis.

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