Originally posted on Real Science:

  1. Quietest tornado summer on record
  2. Quietest hurricane summer on record
  3. Quietest long term hurricane period since the Civil War
  4. No global warming for 16 years
  5. No change in sea level rise rates
  6. Record cold in the midwest
  7. Average fire season
  8. A cyclical drought affecting portions of the country

Let’s panic and turn control of the US over to the UN, in order to stop all this bad stuff.

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Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

6 Responses to

  1. Arthur M. Day. says:

    That’s all just weather sir, it’s the climate that’s changing.

  2. Steve says:

    “Average fire season”, a total crock!

    About 5 million acres are destroyed in the average Western fire season and 6.4 million acres have already been consumed so far this year. All across the U.S we have extreme fire incidents and extreme fire behavior. We have record setting heat and drought. A lot more extreme fire is on the way this year. This is anything but an “average fire season”. Whole towns are being burned.

    • Russ says:

      Steven,

      Averages depend on the beginning and ending points. While we may have a robust fires season in 2012, in the 1800s there were more fires, that burned larger areas with more intensity.

      The fire record her team built for the Western U.S. for the past 3,000 years shows “that fires during the 20th century generally are actually fewer and smaller than ever before given current climate conditions,” said Marlon, who emphasized the role of climate on wildfire.

      “The general trend from high fire in the 1800s to very low fire in the 1900s is strong and clear from three independent datasets,” she said. “Open park-like conditions may have indeed occurred after the `peak’ in burning during the mid-1800s.
      ooo
      More highly intense fire is not occurring now than historically in dry forests,” said William Baker, who teaches fire ecology and landscape ecology in Laramie, Wyo., where he’s been doing research more than 20 years. “These forests were much more diverse and experienced a much wider mixture of fire than we thought in the past, including substantial amounts of high-severity fire.”

      More HERE: http://mynorthwest.com/174/709822/Study-challenges-views-about-Western-forest-fires

      You need more points in your argument!

  3. Arthur M. Day. says:

    Hey Mr. Frisch. There are cherry orchards in E. Wash. who are in dire need of cherry pickers!

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