In an effort to spread fear and panic, the recent early snow storm on the east coast is being blamed on Global Warming....except the article itself plainly states that the "The snow-bearing Nor'easter cannot be blamed on climate change ".
Notice that the headline and the first paragraph -- global warming caused the early snow -- are NOT supported by the article that follows. This is pure proaganda designed to suck in the gulible and propagate the myth of AGW.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Freakish weather disasters — from the sudden October snowstorm in the Northeast U.S. to the record floods in Thailand — are striking more often. And global warming is likely to spawn more similar weather extremes at a huge cost, says a draft summary of an international climate report obtained by The Associated Press.
The snow-bearing Nor'easter cannot be blamed on climate change and probably isn't the type of storm that will increase with global warming, four meteorologists and climate scientists said. They agree more study is needed.
Note that the article contradicts itself with a few paragraphs. And, of course, the phrase "more study is needed" translates to 'give us more money'.
The next paragraph gives the game away:
This marks a change in climate science from focusing on subtle changes in daily average temperatures to concentrating on the harder-to-analyze freak events that grab headlines, cause economic damage and kill people.
They are admitting here that they are engaging is sensationalism. "Harder-to-analyze" means 'unrelated to global warming, and "grab headlines" means 'allows us to sucker in the stupid and gulible with sensational headlines'. So the 'science' phase of AGW is over, and the 'propaganda and panic mongering' phase begins.
But experts on extreme storms have focused more closely on the increasing numbers of super-heavy rainstorms, not snow, NASA climate scientist Gavin Schmidt said.
And again we see blatant contradiction in the same paragraph. Drought is caused by global warming, but "No studies have specifically tied global warming to the drought". Which is it? Droughts are caused by AGW or not??
In fact, the report says that "for some climate extremes in many regions, the main driver for future increases in losses will be socioeconomic in nature" rather than greenhouse gases.
The report does say scientists are "virtually certain" — 99 percent — that the world will have more extreme spells of heat and fewer of cold. Heat waves could peak as much as 5 degrees hotter by mid-century and even 9 degrees hotter by the end of the century.
There is zero evidence for this claim. What is the definition of 'weirder weather'? Other than this unsupported assertion, are there any actual facts here?? And again, this claim that "this October snowstorm fits in with it" is FALSE, it having been clearly stated at the start of the whole article that "The snow-bearing Nor'easter cannot be blamed on climate change ".
It seems like we are flogging a dead unicorn here, but Global Warming is NOT REAL. Get over it.
And global warming isn't the sole villain in future climate disasters, the climate report says. An even bigger problem will be the number of people — especially the poor — who live in harm's way.