More extreme weather events these days?

Didn’t realise when I posted the Johnny Cash rejoinder to the climate worriers that it contains  a heap of charts to demonstrate the decline in numerous extreme weather events over the 20th century.

Pure gold. Today I was planning to collate as many of these things as I can find, and here they are!

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16 Responses to More extreme weather events these days?

  1. Dasher

    Absolutely brilliant..well backed up by the charts…made my day.

  2. Alessio

    Can you please provide a file with all the charts?

  3. Shy Ted

    ABC says not. Who to believe?

  4. Rafe Champion

    Yes I want a file with the charts too, will chase Jo to see if she can help.

  5. Thanks Rafe very clever – thank you for helping me to keep sane during these these – I dont know what to call them – times.

  6. The Canadians would like to help us fight the fires but can’t because of climate change:

    Firefighting planes from Canada iced in and unable to get to Australia

  7. duncanm

    Shy Ted
    #3293907, posted on January 16, 2020 at 10:20 am
    ABC says not. Who to believe?

    it says no, but the BOM’s raw data (ie: ignore anything temperature related) says otherwise.

  8. OldOzzie


    Words from Johnny Cash rejoinder like the last 3 lines

    Well I turned on the television
    and there’s this here extinction rebellion
    talkin’ climate change and how we’re all gonna die
    Well I said ‘Good God’ and I said ‘Good Golly’
    better get to the Bureau of Meteorology
    and have a look around and see what I can find

    Well I studied tables and I looked at graphs and I read
    the papers and I did the Maths and pretty much
    everything was well within the norm
    and there might have been less but there weren’t no more
    of monsoons, typhoons, hurricanes, cyclones,
    tornadoes and all them other fancy storms

    Well I got back on the road I didn’t wanna be late
    I had to get down town there to demonstrate
    against carbon pollution ‘cos the end of the world is nigh
    but when I arrived to my surprise, right there and then before my eyes
    I became a climate change denier

    Well there were hippies, there were bogans,
    banging bongos, chanting slogans
    and mums and dads and kiddies waving signs
    and some hipster dude he super-glued
    himself and some of his friends to the road

    I thouht I had better get out of here,
    right now, better go and get back home

    Key Change

    Well I’m a patient man, most of the time

    Well I finally made my way out of there
    and I got back home and I sat in my chair
    and I turned on the good ‘ole ABC
    with their usual stories of doom and gloom
    mostly attributed to CO2
    and a little bit of blame left over just for me
    and my toxic masculinity

    Key change

    And I didn’t mean for anyone to take offense
    but I really couldn’t see any evidence
    of the carbon dioxide’s a killer and we’re all gonna die
    Well you think I’m vile, that I’m the Devil’s child
    and you’ve branded me a climate change denier

    And as I left that city, let me tell ya’ folks
    things weren’t lookin’ as pretty
    there were police and sirens and hounds all around
    the extinction rebellion were doin’ their best
    to bring the whole thing down
    sure glad I got out of town

    Well a friend of mine in New York thinks it’s kosher
    to not retire up in Nova Scotia
    but to head south to the warmth of the Florida Keys
    and I think it’s high time I go and see her
    we can sit on the beach drinking Margaritas
    and I’ll await whatever fate has install for me

    And so far I ain’t been harmed by rising seas or rare diseases,
    hurricanes and all the other ways you said I’d die
    and every night I sit there on the beach
    and thank my lucky stars that I became

    a climate change denier

    Its getting a bit cold out here…why don’t ya
    Put another log on the fire

  9. P

    So far, 83 comments here in response to JoNova You think I’m the devils child and you branded me a climate change denier…

  10. J.H.

    Good song. Good message. Great graphs.

  11. John A

    Shy Tedn #3293907, posted on January 16, 2020, at 10:20 am

    ABC says not. Who to believe?

    Rhetorical question, no?

  12. Rafe Champion

    A fascinating piece by Tony from Oz from the comments on Jo Nova’s post . Among other things, the incredible amount of coal used daily by big power station (careful, 2008 figures)

    Bruce Mansfield in Pennsylvania burns around 7 Million tons of coal each and every year. That averages out to nearly 19,000 tons per day, so the figures I actually show in my posts are conservative to say the least. The US produces just a fraction under half its total consumed power from these coal fired means, and to do that, they burn 1.08 Billion tons of coal every year. That is why it sounds so unbelievable, because that number sounds so high.

    And why one ton of coal produces 2.86 tons of CO2. Obvious when you look at the formula!

  13. Entropy

    even if major disaster events are less frequent, governments and media gear up for each one as if it was a major event.

  14. The Skeptic

    Can you please provide me with a file including the charts? This is very good stuff.

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