Al Roker Uses Weather Report to Get on Climate Change Soapbox

Al Roker Uses Weather Report to Get on Climate Change Soapbox

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On Tuesday’s NBC Today, Al Roker used an 8 a.m. ET hour weather report to mount his climate change soapbox and issue a dire warning to viewers: “Well, it has been a really hot year and it just continues. 15 consecutive months of record warmth, global temperatures….But look what happens if we project out to 2050, look at how much further you start to see that deep red of 50-plus days above 100.”

The weather map on screen displayed statistics from the climate change activist group Climate Central. Roker continued with the doomsday predictions: “And by 2100, New York City could see, on average, 16 days above 100 degrees. Atlanta could be looking at 39 days over 100 degrees for a year. In Chicago, 26 days of 100-plus. Dallas would see 98 days.” He then called for action: “And Las Vegas, by 2100, 138 days a year of 100-plus temperatures if we don’t do something to change this outcome.”

NBC has routinely seized on weather events to push the climate change agenda over the years. In 2013, Roker could not hide his disgust over a poll showing people were skeptical of the meteorological theory: “But 37 percent said, 37 percent of these people don’t believe in global warming! They think it’s a hoax….Okay, two words: Superstorm Sandy!”

EPA goes ‘local’ with state-by-state climate scare campaign: ‘What Climate Change Means for Your State’

As our climate changes, every state will become warmer. Aside from rising temperatures, the impacts of climate change are likely to be very different from state to state. Increased rainfall intensity will cause more flooding in some states, while increasingly severe droughts may threaten water supplies in other states. Farms and forests will be less productive in some states, but warmer temperatures may extend growing seasons in others. To learn more about the likely impacts of climate change where you live, click on your state or territory below.

Find your state here:

You will need Adobe Reader to view some of the files in this section. See EPA’s PDF page to learn more.


State State State
Alabama (PDF, 2 pp, 1.7 MB) Kentucky (PDF, 2 pp, 3.1 MB) North Dakota (PDF, 2 pp, 3 MB)
Alaska (PDF, 2 pp, 1.7 MB) Louisiana (PDF, 2 pp, 3.1 MB) Ohio (PDF, 2 pp, 1.8 MB)
Arizona (PDF, 2 pp, 5.1 MB) Maine (PDF, 2 pp, 1.7 MB) Oklahoma (PDF, 2 pp, 4.7 MB)
Arkansas (PDF, 2 pp, 1.6 MB) Maryland (PDF, 2 pp, 1.7 MB) Oregon (PDF, 2 pp, 5 MB)
California (PDF, 2 pp, 3.3 MB) Massachusetts (PDF, 2 pp, 3.1 MB) Pennsylvania (PDF, 2 pp, 1.7 MB)
Colorado (PDF, 2 pp, 1.8 MB) Michigan (PDF, 2 pp, 1.7 MB) Rhode Island (PDF, 2 pp, 1.6 MB)
Connecticut (PDF, 2 pp, 1.9 MB) Minnesota (PDF, 2 pp, 1.7 MB) South Carolina (PDF, 2 pp, 1.8 MB)
Delaware (PDF, 2 pp, 1.7 MB) Mississippi (PDF, 2 pp, 1.7 MB) South Dakota (PDF, 2 pp, 4.6 MB)
District of Columbia (coming soon) Missouri (PDF, 2 pp, 1.6 MB) Tennessee (PDF, 2 pp, 4 MB)
Florida (PDF, 2 pp, 3.2 MB) Montana (PDF, 2 pp, 4.6 MB) Texas (PDF, 2 pp, 1.7 MB)
Georgia (PDF, 2 pp, 1.6 MB) Nebraska (PDF, 2 pp, 3 MB) Utah (PDF, 2 pp, 4.2 MB)
Hawaii (PDF, 2 pp, 368 KB) Nevada (PDF, 2 pp, 1.8 MB) Vermont (PDF, 2 pp, 1.8 MB)
Idaho (PDF, 2 pp, 4.3 MB) New Hampshire (PDF, 2 pp, 4.5 MB) Virginia (PDF, 2 pp, 3 MB)
Illinois (PDF, 2 pp, 3 MB) New Jersey (PDF, 2 pp, 1.8 MB) Washington (PDF, 2 pp, 5.1 MB)
Indiana (PDF, 2 pp, 3 MB) New Mexico (PDF, 2 pp, 4.4 MB) West Virginia (PDF, 2 pp, 3.2 MB)
Iowa (PDF, 2 pp, 4.7

‘Floods are not increasing’: Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. slams ‘global warming’ link to floods & extreme weather – How does media ‘get away with this?’

Dr. Roger Pielke Jr., a Professor in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado and a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), slammed the linkage of global warming to the recent Louisiana floods and other types of extreme weather. (See: Bill Nye: Climate change is reason for Louisiana floods)

Pielke authored the 2014 book “The Rightful Place of Science: Disasters and Climate Change.”  

“Flood disasters are sharply down. U.S. floods not increasing either,” Pielke Jr. declared on August 23. Pielke rebuked New York Times columnist Paul Krugman for linking floods to climate change.  Krugman blamed “climate change” for ‘a proliferation of disasters like the one in Louisiana.’

“How does Krugman get away with this?” Pielke asked while showcasing this scientific graph.

“Floods suck when they occur. The good news is U.S. flood damage is sharply down over 70 years,” Pielke explained.

In a message aimed at climate activists and many in the media, Pielke cautioned: “Remember, disasters can happen any time and they suck. But it is also good to understand long-term trends based on data, not hype.”

“In my career I’ve seen the arguments go from: 1- ‘Drought increasing globally’ — To — 2- ‘OK, not globally, but look at THIS one drought.’ I’ll stick with the UN IPCC and the USGCRP (U.S. Global Change Research Program) consensus rather than selected studies. Both of those agree there is no global or U.S. trend though literature is diverse,” Pielke wrote.

Extreme weather is NOT getting worse

Pielke also pointed to the hard scientific data that shows other types of extreme weather are not getting worse and may in fact be improving.

“Is U.S. drought getting worse? No,” Pielke wrote and revealed this EPA graph:


Professor Pielke Jr. also noted: “US hurricane landfalls (& their strength) down by ~20% since 1900” and provided this graph.


“Recent years have seen record low tornadoes,” Pielke Jr. added with this data from NOAA.


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New paper finds global warming reduces intense storms & extreme weather – A paper published in Science contradicts the prior belief that global warming, if it resumes, will fuel more intense storms, finding instead that an increase in water vapor and strengthened hydrological cycle will reduce the atmosphere’s ability to perform thermodynamic Work, thus decreasing the formation of intense winds, storms, and hurricanes.


Al Gore, climate activists use Louisiana floods to push narrative without evidence of link

 – The Washington Times – Monday, August 22, 2016

Few would be surprised if President Obama took aim at climate change during his visit Tuesday to survey the Louisiana flooding, which is why global warming skeptics are already raining on his parade.

The climate blame began in earnest last week with former Vice President Al Gore, who described the deluge as an example of “one of the manifestations of climate change.” Those remarks were followed by a rash of supportive articles.

“Flooding in the South looks a lot like climate change,” said an Aug. 16 headline on an article in The New York Times.

The Green Party of Louisiana issued a statement Friday calling the flooding “further evidence of the global crisis posed by climate change.”

“Until humans make global, sweeping changes to our economic and social systems, we must expect these types of disasters to continue regularly,” said the party. “The Green Party of Louisiana calls for the rapid elimination of the fossil fuel economy.”

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein called Saturday for declaring a “climate state of emergency,” saying disasters such as the Louisiana floods and California wildfires “are going to become day-to-day occurrences.”…

Study finds West Antarctica snow accumulation ‘increased dramatically’ 30% from 1900-2010

West Antarctic coastal snow accumulation rose 30 percent during 20th century

November 4, 2015
American Geophysical Union
Annual snow accumulation on West Antarctica’s coastal ice sheet increased dramatically during the 20th century, according to a new study. The research gives scientists new insight into Antarctica’s blanket of ice. Understanding how the ice sheet grows and shrinks over time enhances scientists’ understanding of the processes that impact global sea levels.
Many of the glaciers in Ellsworth Land, West Antarctica, are thinning quickly, adding to sea level rise.
Credit: British Antarctic Survey

Annual snow accumulation on West Antarctica’s coastal ice sheet increased dramatically during the 20th century, according to a new study published in the American Geophysical Union journal Geophysical Research Letters.

The research gives scientists new insight into Antarctica’s blanket of ice. Understanding how the ice sheet grows and shrinks over time enhances scientists’ understanding of the processes that impact global sea levels, according to the study’s authors.

The new study used ice cores to estimate annual snow accumulation from 1712 to 2010 along West Antarctica’s coast. Until 1899, annual snow accumulation remained steady, averaging 33 and 40 centimeters (13 and 16 inches) of water, or melted snow, each year at two locations.

Annual snow accumulation increased in the early 20th century, rising 30 percent between 1900 and 2010, according to the new study. The study’s authors found that in the last 30 years of the study, the ice sheet gained nearly 5 meters (16 feet) more water than it did during the first 30 years of the studied time period.

“Since the record is 300 years long, we can see that the amount of snow that has been accumulating in this region since the 1990s is the highest we have seen in the last 300 years. The 20th century increases look unusual,” said Elizabeth Thomas, a paleoclimatologist with the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge, United Kingdom, and lead author of the new study.

Thomas attributes the higher annual snow accumulation over the last 30 years in part to an intensification of a regional low pressure system and more storms in the region. The study’s authors said these storms could increase with climate change, possibly leading to further increases in snow accumulation.

Snow accumulation builds up the ice sheet, but the extra flakes have not acted as a life raft for West Antarctica’s ice sheet, which

Global Warming Alarmists Plead: Save the Children By Not Having Them

Our greatest natural disasters occurred long ago before global warming loomed, (as this site documents). In 1931, a flood killed perhaps two million Chinese. Forest fires in the USA are far, far below their destructive peak in the late 1920s. An awful flood happened in 1936, the same year a heat-wave killed some 12,000 Americans, which again was the same year of the highest maximum temperature.
Still, even though tornadoes, floods, fires and hurricanes are way down, the consensus is that global warming will kill us all. A hundredth of a degree increase in temperature is nothing to sneeze at, you know.
Who will fare worst in our coming climate apocalypse? That’s right! The children! The promised destruction of our littlest ones is why NPR and a group of academic philosophers say we should “protect our kids by not having them.”
Protect our kids by not having them? That’s like saying the way to protect your house from fire is by not building it, or that the way to protect against crop failure is to cease farming.
Barren wombs as cure for our climate “catastrophe” makes sense to philosophers Colin Hickey, Travis N. Rieder and Jake Earl, who defend the idea in “Population Engineering and the Fight against Climate Change,” which will appear in the journal Social Theory and Practice (PDF). They say that “threats posed by climate change justify population engineering, the intentional manipulation of the size and structure of human populations” (emphasis in original).…