Global warming a factor in severe weather, says NOAA report - The Washington Post
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is about to release a groundbreaking report that shows there is a link between extreme weather and man-made climate change. CBS News' Wyatt Andrews reports.Flashback: Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog: A Handy Bullshit Button on Disasters and Climate Change
With this post I am creating a handy bullshit button on this subject (pictured above). Anytime that you read claims that invoke disasters loss trends as an indication of human-caused climate change, including the currently popular "billion dollar disasters" meme, you can simply call "bullshit" and point to the IPCC SREX report.
You may find yourself having to use the bullshit button in locations that are supposed to be credible, such as Nature Climate Change and the New York Times. This might may feel uncomfortable at first, because such venues are generally credible, but is absolutely necessary to help certain corners of science and the media to regain their credibility. The siren song of linking disasters to human-caused climate change exerts a strong pull for activists in all settings, but might be countered by the widespread and judicious use of the disaster and climate change bullshit button.