the largest hailstone in the history of Alabama
the most rainfall in a 24-hour period in Hawaii
the most precipitation in a year in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia.
No records were set in 2016.
In 2015, only two records were set: the most precipitation in a year in Arkansas and the largest hailstone in the history of Illinois.
And so it goes, year after year as we move into the past with the occasional state record set, as one would expect due to natural climate variability
Contrast that with 1936, when 15 states set their all-time maximum temperature records.
Our government has financed more than one hundred efforts to model our planet for the better part of three decades.
Then they had a chimpanzee throw five darts at a wall covered with that day’s stock market results.
1- changes in seasonal solar irradiation
2- energy flows between the ocean and atmosphere
4- balance between Earth’s water, water vapor and ice
5- the impacts of clouds
6- understanding the planet’s ice
8- ability to factor in hurricanes and tornadoes
9- the impact of vegetation on temperature
10- tectonic movement on ocean bottoms
12- solar system magnetic field and gravitational interactions.