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   If global warming is so real, then why did we see fewer tornadoes in America this year? "We are approaching a theoretical minimum in the annual tornado count for the modern era"

21 Nov 2012 10:51 AM   |   4252 clicks   |   Mother Nature Network
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Paris1127    [TotalFark]  
Are you trying to see a record tornado coont next year? Then don't say anything about the lack of tornadoes this year, you'll jinx it

21 Nov 2012 08:52 AM
Paris1127    [TotalFark]  

Paris1127: Are you trying to see a record tornado coont next year? Then don't say anything about the lack of tornadoes this year, you'll jinx it


Well... that was an unfortunate typo...

21 Nov 2012 08:52 AM
Sybarite    [TotalFark]  
Maybe after 2011 the weather decided to cut us a break here in the Midwest.

21 Nov 2012 09:04 AM
Somacandra    [TotalFark]  
Tornadoes only form under certain conditions. They don't automatically form just because storms get stronger. You can have a hellacious thunderstorm with a 75000 foot cloud top, hurricane force winds and softball-size hail that doesn't form tornadoes. That's doesn't mean it won't completely kick the ass of anything underneath it.

21 Nov 2012 09:07 AM
Somacandra    [TotalFark]  

Paris1127: Well... that was an unfortunate typo...


Great typo, or GREATEST typo?

"Tornado Coont" is now the name of my next band.

21 Nov 2012 09:11 AM
The Stealth Hippopotamus    [TotalFark]  
So Global Warming is the new Swiss Army Knife. It is whatever you need it to be!

21 Nov 2012 09:32 AM
Mentat    [TotalFark]  

Paris1127: Paris1127: Are you trying to see a record tornado coont next year? Then don't say anything about the lack of tornadoes this year, you'll jinx it

Well... that was an unfortunate typo...


I think I dated one of those in college.

But anywho, one thing that we do know is that Tornado Alley is growing in range.

21 Nov 2012 09:32 AM
Generation_D    [TotalFark]  
The fact that "tornado alley" is almost all red states seems like God's telling you something.

21 Nov 2012 09:42 AM
Flakeloaf     
Weather is not climate.

21 Nov 2012 10:52 AM
freewill    [TotalFark]  

Somacandra: Paris1127: Well... that was an unfortunate typo...

Great typo, or GREATEST typo?

"Tornado Coont" is now the name of my next band.


Whereas Hurricane Twunt remains unused. Hmmm...

21 Nov 2012 10:53 AM
Martian_Astronomer     
FTFA: The reason for the lack of tornadoes is the drought that gripped much of the country this summer and early fall, Henson said. Part of the reason for the drought - and hence the lack of tornado-producing storms - was the presence of a high-pressure "heat dome" over much of the country.

So, no rainstorms = no tornadoes? Who could have seen that coming?

21 Nov 2012 10:54 AM
meat0918     
Aren't tornadoes from when a mass of really warm air meets a mass of really cold air, they form a strong thunderstorm, and tornadoes spawn from that?

If the cold air was warmer, would there be as strong of thunderstorms when the still cold but now warmer air mass meets another warm air mass?

//Honest question actually, do thunderstorms form when a warm air mass meets a warmer air mass, what I've learned tells me no, but you might get some rain.

21 Nov 2012 10:54 AM
snowybunting    [TotalFark]  

freewill: Somacandra: Paris1127: Well... that was an unfortunate typo...

Great typo, or GREATEST typo?

"Tornado Coont" is now the name of my next band.

Whereas Hurricane Twunt remains unused. Hmmm...



...as does "Cyclone Flaps".

21 Nov 2012 10:56 AM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  

Paris1127: Are you trying to see a record tornado coont CNV-79 next year? Then don't say anything about the lack of tornadoes this year, you'll jinx it


21 Nov 2012 10:56 AM
david_gaithersburg     
If the weather today is different then it was yesterday then the climate has changed. More funding please!

21 Nov 2012 10:57 AM
kvinesknows     
wouldnt the theoretical minimum be 0?

21 Nov 2012 10:57 AM
hdhale     

Somacandra: Paris1127: Well... that was an unfortunate typo...

Great typo, or GREATEST typo?

"Tornado Coont" is now the name of my next band.


What a tornado coont might look like...

Nahh...GIS that yourself. Results are way NSFW.

21 Nov 2012 10:57 AM
Mentat    [TotalFark]  

Flakeloaf: Weather is not climate.


Weather is a function of climate.

21 Nov 2012 10:58 AM
CujoQuarrel     
Maybe warming causes less tornadoes?

21 Nov 2012 10:59 AM
indarwinsshadow     
Calling all Fark Global Warming Experts...Attention all Fark Global Warming Experts. You are needed immediately in thread #7445143.

Remember to bring your insults, slander and graphs with you...

That is all.

21 Nov 2012 10:59 AM
The Green Intern     
Uh... weren't the largest recorded tornado outbreaks in history just last year?

April 14-16: 162
April 19-24: 100
April 25-28: 358
May 21-26: 242

Anything short of the apocalypse is gonna look downright weak compared to last year.

21 Nov 2012 11:01 AM
JackieRabbit     
Yes, but several of the tornados we had this year were monsters, among the most powerful ever recorded.

21 Nov 2012 11:02 AM
LoneWolf343     

Paris1127: Are you trying to see a record tornado coont next year? Then don't say anything about the lack of tornadoes this year, you'll jinx it


My CSB. Last year, my family and I were talking one night about how our town has been missing out on tornadoes for years, and how we were overdue. The next day, we had 9 tornadoes in our county, including the first one I had seen in my life.

21 Nov 2012 11:02 AM
katerbug72     
I am grateful for the lack of tornadoes this past summer. For once, I didn't have to cower in my basement all season.

21 Nov 2012 11:03 AM
Singleballtheory     
I saw Tornado Coont back in '84 during their "Breaking the Wind" tour. Shame they broke up.

21 Nov 2012 11:03 AM
BeesNuts     

The Stealth Hippopotamus: So Global Warming is the new Swiss Army Knife. It is whatever you need it to be!


Well, it sure as shiat is real. The question of "what is and isn't attributable to Global Warming?" should be moot. We SHOULD be asking "can we do anything to mitigate this?"

But we wouldn't want to accidentally leave the world in better shape for future generations.

21 Nov 2012 11:05 AM
AssAsInAssassin     
This is consistent with global warming. Wind shear is necessary for tornado formation, and wind shear is predicted to decline as the planet warms.

21 Nov 2012 11:05 AM
Tat'dGreaser     
No more winter or tornadoes? Global warming f*cking rules

21 Nov 2012 11:05 AM
phaseolus     
Ignoring the fact that subby's an idiot and a troll for the moment, the stupid headline does sort of raise a question:

Does climate science in its current state-of-the-art make any predictions about global warming's effects on the expected number of tornadoes in the United States? Has it ever?

I don't remember seeing such a thing, but I'm just a layman. Educate me, somebody.

21 Nov 2012 11:05 AM
hdhale     

indarwinsshadow: Calling all Fark Global Warming Experts...Attention all Fark Global Warming Experts. You are needed immediately in thread #7445143.

Remember to bring your insults, slander and graphs with you...

That is all.


Climate Change is very real. We see the results of it over millions of years of Earth's history.

As for the tornadoes...it's entirely plausible we're going with a warning period, that Man has little impact on it, and the result will be fewer violent t-storms and drier conditions in the Midwest. One unfortunate side effect long term may be long, dry, hot summers similar to western Texas and places like Indiana become much less suitable for corn production.

21 Nov 2012 11:06 AM
Onkel Buck     
It is real subby Al Gore said so!
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21 Nov 2012 11:06 AM
LarryDan43     
I dated a tornado coont once.

21 Nov 2012 11:07 AM
zipdog     
Scientists have actually proven that global warming can cause both more tornadoes and fewer tornadoes. Additionally, global warming can occur and the number of tornadoes can actually remain unchanged, so it is silly to use tornado count to disprove global warming.

Try again, deniers.

21 Nov 2012 11:07 AM
Lochsteppe     

LoneWolf343: Paris1127: Are you trying to see a record tornado coont next year? Then don't say anything about the lack of tornadoes this year, you'll jinx it

My CSB. Last year, my family and I were talking one night about how our town has been missing out on tornadoes for years, and how we were overdue. The next day, we had 9 tornadoes in our county, including the first one I had seen in my life.


Like, a tornado from your childhood came back to visit?

21 Nov 2012 11:08 AM
Onkel Buck     

BeesNuts: The Stealth Hippopotamus: So Global Warming is the new Swiss Army Knife. It is whatever you need it to be!

Well, it sure as shiat is real. The question of "what is and isn't attributable to Global Warming?" should be moot. We SHOULD be asking "can we do anything to mitigate this?"

But we wouldn't want to accidentally leave the world in better shape for future generations.


fark em, they shoulda been here

21 Nov 2012 11:08 AM
HotWingConspiracy     
Are you telling me the climate is changing or something?

21 Nov 2012 11:09 AM
Paris1127    [TotalFark]  

hdhale: Somacandra: Paris1127: Well... that was an unfortunate typo...

Great typo, or GREATEST typo?

"Tornado Coont" is now the name of my next band.

What a tornado coont might look like...

Nahh...GIS that yourself. Results are way NSFW.


This one's SFW:
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21 Nov 2012 11:10 AM
PirateKing     
At what point do I get to say 'fark it', and kick back with popcorn while waiting for the world to burn? I just want to see the looks on deniers' faces when the Armada Storms start marching across the planet.

21 Nov 2012 11:12 AM
Onkel Buck     

The Stealth Hippopotamus: So Global Warming is the new Swiss Army Knife. It is whatever you need it to be!


Global warming is there anything it can't do?
Too hot=global warming. Too cold=Global warming. Too many tornados=Global warming. Not enough tornados=Global warming. We should throw more money at it, that should work

21 Nov 2012 11:13 AM
blatz514    [TotalFark]  
It's not the tornadoes, it's the damn flying cows doing all the damage!

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21 Nov 2012 11:14 AM
seniorgato     

Paris1127: Are you trying to see a record tornado coont next year? Then don't say anything about the lack of tornadoes this year, you'll jinx it


Called it. Next year, record tornado's.

21 Nov 2012 11:17 AM
cubic_spleen     

david_gaithersburg: If the weather today is different then it was yesterday then the climate has changed. More funding please!


1/10. Needs moar Gore.

21 Nov 2012 11:20 AM
give me doughnuts     
IT WAS COLD THIS MORNING! GLOBAL WARMING IS A LIE FROM LYING LIE-BERALS!!1!

21 Nov 2012 11:22 AM
ManRay     

Somacandra: Paris1127: Well... that was an unfortunate typo...

Great typo, or GREATEST typo?

"Tornado Coont" is now the name of my next band.



That was my college girlfriend's nickname.

21 Nov 2012 11:24 AM
Rev. Skarekroe    [TotalFark]  
Yeah! And if evolution is real, why are there still monkeys?

21 Nov 2012 11:24 AM
ThreadSinger     

indarwinsshadow: Calling all Fark Global Warming Experts...Attention all Fark Global Warming Experts. You are needed immediately in thread #7445143.

Remember to bring your insults, slander and graphs with you...

That is all.


I read that in the Civil Defense Van voice from Futurama: 

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/hot like 21st century atmo

21 Nov 2012 11:25 AM
hdhale     

PirateKing: At what point do I get to say 'fark it', and kick back with popcorn while waiting for the world to burn? I just want to see the looks on deniers' faces when the Armada Storms start marching across the planet.


Except you'll be long dead by then, even if it comes to pass. A few hundred years into the future, maybe?

That's just it, no one knows what significant amounts of extra CO2 will do to the climate, except that it's probably a bad idea on balance. The alarmists have done everything up to and including fudging numbers in order to get people to act now, while the deniers seize upon any gaffes or trends that show everything is ok as proof that the alarmist have it wrong.

Truth be told everyone is wrong. This planet has never had a perfectly circular orbit, the Sun has never put out an absolutely constant amount of light, radiation and heat, and there are additional outside influences like asteroids and comets slinging about that could raid the dice game at any moment. Simply put the thing deserves a lot more invested in study before we can safely conclude anything. But there are things we can do, like becoming more efficient with our use of fossil fuels and gradually weening ourselves off them that accomplish multiple goals (less pollution, less dependence on non-renewable resources) that we can move forward with regardless of the outcome on climate research.

21 Nov 2012 11:25 AM
jfivealive     
You didn't get the memo did you?

Manbearpig has been slain, global warming is over

21 Nov 2012 11:27 AM
indarwinsshadow     

hdhale: indarwinsshadow: Calling all Fark Global Warming Experts...Attention all Fark Global Warming Experts. You are needed immediately in thread #7445143.

Remember to bring your insults, slander and graphs with you...

That is all.

Climate Change is very real. We see the results of it over millions of years of Earth's history.

As for the tornadoes...it's entirely plausible we're going with a warning period, that Man has little impact on it, and the result will be fewer violent t-storms and drier conditions in the Midwest. One unfortunate side effect long term may be long, dry, hot summers similar to western Texas and places like Indiana become much less suitable for corn production.


I believe that you believe it. Congratulations. Personally, I don't care what anyone believes. Global warming threads on fark are like gasoline and matches to pyromaniacs.

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21 Nov 2012 11:29 AM
tenpoundsofcheese     
subby, subby, subby...

global warming is the McGyver, the swiss army knife cause of everything.

You see, we had a 100% perfect climate up until recently. So now,

if it is colder: climate change.
warmer: climate change.
more tornado: climate change
fewer tornadoes: climate change
more snow: climate change
less snow: climate change

of course, it is assumed that climate change is bad, since remember, it was absolutely perfect up until now.

21 Nov 2012 11:35 AM
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