Climate experts warn: Expect more weather disasters

November 3, 2011 –  WASHINGTON – Freakish weather disasters — from the sudden October snowstorm in the Northeast U.S. to the record floods in Thailand — are striking more often. And global warming is likely to spawn more similar weather extremes at a huge cost, says a draft summary of an international climate report obtained by The Associated Press. The final draft of the report from a panel of the world’s top climate scientists paints a wild future for a world already weary of weather catastrophes costing billions of dollars. The report says costs will rise and perhaps some locations will become “increasingly marginal as places to live.” The report from the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will be issued in a few weeks, after a meeting in Uganda. It says there is at least a 2-in-3 probability that climate extremes have already worsened because of man-made greenhouse gases. This marks a change in climate science from focusing on subtle changes in daily average temperatures to concentrating on the harder-to-analyze freak events that grab headlines, cause economic damage and kill people. The most recent bizarre weather extreme, the pre-Halloween snowstorm in the U.S., is typical of the damage climate scientists warn will occur — but it’s not typical of the events they tie to global warming. “The extremes are a really noticeable aspect of climate change,” said Jerry Meehl, senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. “I think people realize that the extremes are where we are going to see a lot of the impacts of climate change.” The snow-bearing Nor’easter cannot be blamed on climate change and probably isn’t the type of storm that will increase with global warming, four meteorologists and climate scientists said. They agree more study is needed. But experts on extreme storms have focused more closely on the increasing numbers of super-heavy rainstorms, not snow, NASA climate scientist Gavin Schmidt said. –CBS News
While this article highlights drastic changes occurring to our world which we can all see, I do not believe that this change is caused by anything humans have done to the planet to induce these processes. This is a much larger issue than burning fossil fuel and it beckons us to look more deeply into the realms of geoscience and astrophysics for some of the answers that have long been left out of the equation. –The Extinction Protocol
contribution by Pagan
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17 Responses to Climate experts warn: Expect more weather disasters

  1. Dennis E. says:

    Alvin, they must have read your book.


    • It’s nice to be able to make observations and postulate theories not having to dance around policies, agendas or await consensus endorsement. It’s the science of observation that so many of you will build and improve on from here.


  2. Dennis E. says:

    Alvin, just to clarify, they are still trying to catch up to what you have been saying in regard to dramatic weather changes.
    Also, I find it interesting, that there are places where people are not going to be allowed to build and live and these places will be returned to wilderness.


  3. Frank says:

    Global Warming my A$$..! The IPCC has already been thoroughly discredited as an unbiased source. Ever heard of CLIMATEGATE? Global Warming is a fraud! Pure and Simple. These weather events have nothing to do with Global Warming, but they do have a lot to do with Solar Activity, Procession, Plate Tectonics and Magnetic Reversals. Read Not by Fire, But by Ice if you desire the truth. visit if you want to know what is REALLY going on with the climate.


  4. Pagan says:

    I agree. I truly believe that these changes are not all directly caused by Man but are part of Nature’s agenda. Here in Australia there are finally whispers that are becoming loud voices concerning this. I was taken by surprise watching a 6.30pm current affairs programme where they discussed this issue in a rational & intelligent manner without the common notion of climatologists being labelled liars & alarmists or worse.

    I can’t wait for the full IPCC report to be released – will make for interesting rading & maybe for some of us a little vindication.



    • Rick says:

      Pagan wrote: “I truly believe that these changes are not all directly caused by Man but are part of Nature’s agenda.”

      I’m not so sure, Pagan. If you believe, as I do, that Gaia (the earth) is a living organism, and that we (man) has abused her terribly, then we have a hand in this. At the same time, however, I agree that there are forces beyond man that are playing a role (electric/plasma space anomalies, the interstellar cloud that our solar system is passing through, etc.).

      I usually tell people that I’m not convinced of global warming, but I certainly believe in climate change. There is plenty of scientific evidence of that (ice ages, for one).

      In any case it’s all so very interesting and I thank Alvin and everyone here discussing, educating, sharing these wonders.


  5. Susan says:

    I think they should share the Nobel Prize with you Mr. Conway. It seems to mirror your thoughts and your research. I am looking forward to your intelligent interpretation of this report that is coming out in a few weeks. I wonder if they will divulge the “full” document information…probably not.


    • It belongs to you all more than me. You guys are picking apart the facts, doing the research, making assessments…waking up your loved ones, friends and neighbors. Some books are written to teach people…mine was written always with the intent to enpower. The germination and the sense of community that has sprung from the collective is the spark of beauty.

      I will be more than happy to offer my insights on the report and thanks always for your kindness, warmth and support.



  6. JerseyCynic says:

    oh Cassandra!! — that was one of my handles I used in the early days of blogging — c. 2002

    Are humans programmed for extinction?

    Andrew asserts that human capabilities have evolved to serve three purposes: Avoiding predators, finding prey, and finding mates (for passing along our genes).
    Thus, we have a sophisticated, but narrowly focused, sense of vision that enables us to see camouflaged lions in the grass. We have a “fight or flight” reflex for responding to such immediate threats. We have a large brain that lets us manipulate our environment and harness energy resources. And we may be programmed for conspicuous consumption, to impress and attract mates.
    None of which prepares us very well to cope with potentially catastrophic threats such as global warming, a problem that ranks high in surveys of public concerns but low in our spending priorities. Americans spend “80 percent more on looks”–cosmetics, plastic surgery and the like–than on solving globing warming, Andrew said.
    Just as our senses cannot readily distinguish subtle differences between bird species, we are naturally oblivious to this kind of threat, he maintains.
    “Global warming is like the plumage of the blue mountain tanager. You can’t see it,” Andrew said. “You can’t hear, touch, taste or smell CO2. There was no need to in the beginning.”
    And it will take too long for nature to re-program us. Over time, the Irish elk developed massive antlers that served it well–until the climate suddenly changed. The animal became extinct.
    Yet all may not be lost.
    Andrew thinks we might be saved by . . . memes.


  7. JerseyCynic says:

    I hope we will be hearing more from the CERN scientists

    poor al gore (or maybe not…)

    who’s zoomin’ who


  8. JerseyCynic says:

    sorry to interrupt

    YU55 is now in the news.

    With this huge sun spot turning our way, do scientists know the effects a solar flare would have on a passing asteroid? I know you can’t predict sunspots, but I’m getting more and more suspicious of the 11/9 first ever full length National Emergency System test. way too many coincidences going on lately…


  9. It appears to me that many of these scientists have taken their preconceived conclusions and made sure to work the events to fit their formula. They are not taking into account the solar activity and the volcanic ash that is now constantly spewing into the atmosphere. And often times they discredit other scientists who try to disprove their “facts”.

    Do I believe we have abused our environment? Definitely. Do I believe that man is solely responsible for climate change? Definitely not. I believe we have made great strides in improving how we treat our environment, and that more needs to be done, BUT I do not believe that this means we need to be controlled, told by our government what to drive, and where and how to live.

    It seems to me that this global warming, oops I mean climate change, theory has become more of a political rallying point, than something that will actually help the environment. And it also seems that some people have a cultish attitude towards it. But that opinion could just be me.

    Yes, I believe that the weather phenomenons will become worse, but I also believe that there is an Almighty God, who created it all, is control and will one day re-create His planet.



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