Does Climate Change Create More Extreme Weather, Part 1?

Roger Pielke, Jr. is a great resource for this topic as well.

Sierra Foothill Commentary

By Russ Steele

Hydrogeologist Steve Baker gives the weekly Water Report on KVMR our local progressive radio station at 89.5 FM and on the internet at He is claiming that anthropogenic climate change is causing “extreme weather”.

I find that disturbing as California hydrologist Baker should be aware of the long-term trends that have shaped the state’s hydrology, and that California has been subjected to extreme weather for centuries long before the advent anthropogenic global warming, re-labeled climate change, was a public concern. If he was a well-read hydrologist and had read the IPCC reports on climate change he would know that the current data on floods, drought, and tornadoes have similar historical records showing no indication of becoming more severe or frequent. The IPCC concludes:

“There continues to be a lack of evidence and thus low confidence regarding the sign of trend in the magnitude and/or frequency of…

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