NOAA Data – Catastrophic Cold Events Are Becoming Less Common

While Chuck Schumer, John Kerry, and other climate alarmists blame global warming for the disastrous extreme cold event last month in Texas and surrounding states, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) data clearly show such catastrophic cold events are becoming less common.

Writing today in the Washington Times, I summarize and link to NOAA’s state-specific summaries of climate data. The data for Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico all show extreme cold events – days per year when temperatures drop below zero or fail to rise above freezing – are becoming rarer in recent years and decades.

“If climate change is having an impact on extreme cold events, it is clearly to lessen the chances of last week’s extreme cold tragedy,” I note in the article.

Accordingly, it is nonsensical and in defiance of scientific data for climate alarmists to claim that global warming – or “climate change” – caused or contributed to the extreme cold event last month in Texas.

Read the full article here at the Washington Times.

James Taylor
James Taylor
James Taylor is the President of the Heartland Institute. Taylor is also director of Heartland's Arthur B. Robinson Center for Climate and Environmental Policy. Taylor is the former managing editor (2001-2014) of Environment & Climate News, a national monthly publication devoted to sound science and free-market environmentalism.

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