Written by on September 25, 2009 in Rest of Europe with 0 Comments

>- By Mark Vogan

From time to time every year, it seems the weather goes a little haywire. We seem to get pules across the world in which extreme events occur, whether it be your freak snowstorm in a place it never snows, or a devastating tornadoe outbreak. A drought in one place and 100-year flood in another.. I don’t know how many times throughout my years of following the weather not only in the United Sate but globally have I seen not only extreme events take place but they appear to come all at once.

Is there any meaning or reasoning behind this?

A good example is presently. Atlanta and the Southeast US has seen major rainfall which has created devastating scenes and tragedy. Some scenes Atlanta and the region have never witnessed before. Then in southeast Australia, Sydney is enduring red skies and the worst duststorm in 70 years, whilst major flooding hits Tunisia and California is baking in sweltering heat and wildfires.

Is extreme events becoming more common? Is each “extreme” event becoming even more extreme? Can this be linked to increased CO2 and global warming?

Well, in my opinion and only my own. CO2 is not a factor, if so, there are many other much more powerful contributors to a rise in extreme weatther events.

When I state there could be a rise in extreme weather events, I mean, yes their correlated to global warming but a global warming of natural state. The modern warm period is on it’s way out and when that happens you get a situation where you have a cold Pacific Ocean, a warm Atlantic Ocean and a warmer world but getting colder, you increase the amount of energy in the atmosphere and therefore and greater environment that supports more storms and stronger ones at that. We are maybe seeing an increase in snowstorms and they will get worse as the warm world at present cools more. The warmer than normal world with increasing cold, means greater storm energetics but the cooling will enhance condensing and water vapor release into the atmosphere. We are getting into a weather situation where winters are becoming increasingly colder in places like North America that sits beside and increasingly colde Pacific, but NW Europe that sits beside a warm Atlantic you are likely to see warmer summers and winter remain. That collision between warm and cold means bigger, badder storms. The huge key to that this is that the world has been here before and will again.

That better documentation of storms and remarkable media coverage today portrays a false image that our worlds weather is becoming more extreme. Certainly over the last 30 years, we have probably seen an increase in storminess globally, but you always get an increase in storms when the earth BEGINS cooling, so for many, their lifetime has only but seen increased warming at the current warm episode matures and fades.

Atlanta’s rains and those of 2007 and 2008 in the Plains and Midwest as well as the East are a cause of the still warm AMO and cooling PDO. Increased tornadic activity in 2008 that brought a record to near record year was a cause of cooling not warming. Increased rains globally are a cause of cooling of the worlds oceans, that release more water vapor as they condense.

Drought in areas like California are increased when the Pacific COOLS not warms. A cooler Pacific lesser and weaker El Ninos. California NEEDS El Ninos to increase their often spare annual rainfall…

We have seen a rise and fall in global storm activity throughout the ages, we are currently seeing a rise as the earth warmed and is now cooling once again. Storms have likely been just as bad if not worse years ago. It is simply now that we have the combiunation of technology and human coverage that portrays a worse picture..

After all, if their are fossils that have been found in Scotland that had imprinted in them plant life only found in tropical places such as Hawaii, then we have seen a warmer and therefore stormier world in the past.

Today’s is just a repeat of countless warming and cooling periods on earth.

Thanks for reading.

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