Changing weather patterns

Weather patterns have always changed

Look at Africa: 9,000 years ago & today

Europe: 1,000 & 700 years ago compared to now – &

Heat & drought

“[By] 1995, the greenhouse effect would be desolating the heartlands of North America and Eurasia with horrific drought, causing crop failures and food riots…[By 1996] The Platte River of Nebraska would be dry, while a continent-wide black blizzard of prairie topsoil will stop traffic on interstates, strip paint from houses and shut down computers.” Michael Oppenheimer, 1990

Do you remember any of that happening ?… I don’t.

Cyclones & hurricanes

“Models indicate that climate change will cause more frequent and intense hurricanes” Smithsonian

So, how long is it since a major hurricane (defined as a Category 3 or above) made landfall in USA?
~ 11 yrs so far. ( Hurricane Wilma October 24, 2005 )

“Cyclones & hurricanes will be more powerful & frequent” – Kerry Emanuel MIT, 1987.

But see what’s actually happened

Less powerful & lightly less frequent !

And the insurance industry, who know a thing or two about natural disasters, say – “Lower losses from weather extremes   It is, however, impossible to predict what will happen in any individual year.”

See more in the Wild Weather Page