No evidence global warming spawned twister

May 22, 2013 Full story: KCCI-TV Des Moines

Yes, climate change is happening. But it's hard to say that the tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla.

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LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#1 May 22, 2013
No. It didn't 'spawn' any tornado. The influence of AGW would be to warm the Gulf and thus upply more energy to tornadoes that do form. And the was an EF 5. The link would be hard to prove for any individual storm but easy to prove by statistics over time.

And the cause and effect is a clear mechnaism, so it would not be 'correlation but not causation'. The warmer Gulf of Mexico waters are a clear forcing for more gulf moisture in Tornado Alley and the Mississippi valley.

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#2 May 22, 2013
This is where we get into trouble, letting Deniers argue every single weather event and push scientists and supporters of science into a 'yes it is - no it isn't' argument over whether climate change 'caused' it.

Climate change is and will continue to keep changing weather patterns, but individual events are almost impossible to account for other than as part of that pattern.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#3 May 22, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
This is where we get into trouble, letting Deniers argue every single weather event and push scientists and supporters of science into a 'yes it is - no it isn't' argument over whether climate change 'caused' it.
Climate change is and will continue to keep changing weather patterns, but individual events are almost impossible to account for other than as part of that pattern.
Did you see what happened yesterday?

A few deniers were trying to instigate the same. Well, if we are not present, then what?

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#4 May 23, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Did you see what happened yesterday?
A few deniers were trying to instigate the same. Well, if we are not present, then what?
If a Denier posts on Topix and no one is there to hear them....

;)
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#5 Jun 5, 2013
Then .. The deadly tornado that tracked through rural areas of El Reno, OK on Friday, May 31, 2013 is unfortunately one for the record books; the tornado was, at its widest, 2.6 miles across. This is a new record-wide tornado for the U.S. The previous record-widest tornado was at Wilber–Hallam, NE on May 22, 2004 at a maximum width of 2.5 miles.

http://wtvr.com/2013/06/05/deadly-el-reno-ok-...

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