24 May '11, 6pm

No Need to Worry: Record Tornadoes, Raging Fires, Floods, & Crop-Killing Droughts Are NOT What Climatologists Predicted

No Need to Worry: Record Tornadoes, Raging Fires, Floods, & Crop-Killing Droughts Are NOT What Climatologists Predicted

This op-ed originally appeared in the Washington Post . Caution: It is vitally important not to make connections. When you see pictures of rubble like this week’s shots from Joplin, Mo ., you should not wonder: Is this somehow related to the tornado outbreak three weeks ago in Tuscaloosa, Ala. , or the enormous outbreak a couple of weeks before that (which, together, comprised the most active April for tornadoes in U.S. history). No, that doesn’t mean a thing. It is far better to think of these as isolated, unpredictable, discrete events. It is not advisable to try to connect them in your mind with, say, the fires burning across Texas — fires that have burned more of America at this point this year than any wildfires have in previous years. Texas, and adjoining parts of Oklahoma and New Mexico, are drier than they’ve ever been — the drought is worse than that of the Dust B...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/no-need-worry-record-tornadoes-...

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