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We apparently owe Al Gore an apology because more floods and more tornados

Except fewer tornados and not linked to climate
Except lower damage from flooding and not linked to climate

The insidiousness of climate alarmism: always something to worry about

Since 1950, the number of US violent tornados (ER4-5) has more than halved
Since 1950, the number of US strong and violent tornados (ER3-5) has halved
And you can only show an increase if you include the very weak tornados
Increase in all tornados because increased measurement of weak tornados (bc doppler radar)
"can create a misleading appearance of an increasing trend in tornado frequency" — as Al Gore did in his film
UN Climate Panel's report on extreme weather found that there is low confidence projections of tornados because we can't model them
ipcc.ch/report/managin…, p13
The UN Climate Panel can't see a trend in flooding — it doesn't even now if global flooding is going up or down (sign)
So, no, flooding is not showing global warming
ipcc.ch/report/ar5/wg1/, p112
The US Climate Assessment says that while there is both increases and decreases in flooding, it is not possible to attribute flooding to human-induced climate change
science2017.globalchange.gov/chapter/8/ page 231
Damages from US flooding, 1903-2018 have declined spectacularly, from around 0.5% of US GDP to less than 0.1% of GDP now
Maybe Al Gore and NPR owe us an apology for keeping scaring us silly?
(Yes, climate is real, mostly human-made and a problem
But it is *not* a crisis/catastrophe
It will cost perhaps 2-4% of GDP by end of century, when our average income will be 300-500% of today's
Here from Nobel climate economist Nordhaus
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