Source: Liberato.us, February 15, 2021
DAILY SKIRMISH REPORT:
Famous environmental guru Michael Mann was on a TV show recently repeating the claim, also made by Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and others on the Left, that climate change is causing extreme weather events. This is what he said:
we can see the impacts of climate change now playing out in real time in the form of unprecedented extreme weather disasters, floods, heat waves, droughts, wildfires, superstorms.
There’s only one problem. There’s no evidence of this. It might be an article of faith in the well-attended High Church of Climatology, but there is no established relationship between human-caused climate change and extreme weather events.
The U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – the IPCC – has pushed the climate change narrative about as much as anybody, but even they had to admit hurricanes are no more frequent than they were a hundred years ago. Data from the IPCC and NOAA -the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – also show tornadoes, droughts, and floods have not increased, either.
Wildfires are actually on the decline, studies from 2016 and 2017 show. Global burned area is down 25 percent in the last 18 years.
Michael Mann must know all this, but he’s still out there frightening people with extreme weather events – lions, tigers, and bears, oh my! Why do you suppose that is? Perhaps it’s because he has a new book about saving the planet from climate change and he wants people to buy it. This begs the question: Does Michael Mann say what he says because he really believes it, or because he wants to sell books? If he really believes it, he’s going to have to do better than scare people with extreme weather events. The federal government and the UN – the IPCC and NOAA – have already said, in so many words, the evidence is just not there. Time to get some new shtick, Michael.