Now, more than ever we need to be highly suspicious of disaster mongering by the MSM. They're not dishonest about it, however they can highlight the worst situations and be rewarded for it with ratings.
(By 'we' I mean the good posters here at MLW, including me.)
Michael! Take your patronizing moderate bullshit act and your unreferenced "science" source that only deals with tropical storms and shove em where the sun don't shine! It's a simple rule of thumb -- every one degree increase in global temperature adds a 7% increase to moisture carried in the atmosphere. More energy + more water vapour = more severe storms; it's as simple as that.
Most shocking, states a new Met Office report, is global warming will start to “emerge as a force that everyone on planet Earth will have to reckon with, with the storms in America as a clear indicator that global weather patterns are out of control and extremely dangerous.”
Research by the famed United Kingdom Weather Service, that’s nicknamed “The Met Office,” predicts much of North America and Europe will remain cold and snowy into the New Year.
In turn, the GWPF has dire warnings for all people with its forecasts for 2011.
“There will be parts of the world where life as we know it will be impacted to the point where it no longer will be safe to live. Weather patterns have changed to the point where no human can be fully safe from the results of global warming that, unfortunately, will only get worse,” states the GWPF report following recent winter storm bashing of Europe and the U.S.
Given that atmospheric water-holding capacity is expected to increase roughly exponentially with temperature—and that atmospheric water content is increasing in accord with this theoretical expectation6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11—it has been suggested that human-influenced global warming may be partly responsible for increases in heavy precipitation3, 5, 7. Because of the limited availability of daily observations, however, most previous studies have examined only the potential detectability of changes in extreme precipitation through model–model comparisons12, 13, 14, 15. Here we show that human-induced increases in greenhouse gases have contributed to the observed intensification of heavy precipitation events found over approximately two-thirds of data-covered parts of Northern Hemisphere land areas. These results are based on a comparison of observed and multi-model simulated changes in extreme precipitation over the latter half of the twentieth century analysed with an optimal fingerprinting technique. Changes in extreme precipitation projected by models, and thus the impacts of future changes in extreme precipitation, may be underestimated because models seem to underestimate the observed increase in heavy precipitation with warming16.