08 Jun '11, 11pm

Bill McKibben's Recent Op-Ed On Climate and Severe Weather Remixed Into Video

There is nothing "excellent" about Bill McKibben's op-ed. It is utter twaddle. McKibben evidently has absolutely no understanding of climatology or meteorology, if he did he would realise that it was very difficult, if not impossible to attribute any individual weather event, severe or otherwise to global warming (I nearly wrote climate change - but climate is the result of weather, not the cause of it. Climate change does not cause changing weather, long term changes to the weather cause the climate to change). To draw the conclusion that global warming is changing weather patterns around the world and so increasing (or decreasing) the likelihood of different weather types, severe or otherwise, effecting a region, you need to demonstrate that the frequency of occurence of a weather type of specified severity has changed. You also need to demonstrate a plausible physical c...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/bill-mckibben-s-recent-op-ed-cl...

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