UN links 13 weather events so far this year to global warming

The United Nations World Meteorological Association linked 13 extreme weather events around the world so far this year to global warming yesterday, saying that heat- and flooding-related catastrophes can be thought of as consequences of global warming — and signs of what is to come if nothing is done to stop the runaway climate change engulfing the globe due to greenhouse gas emissions.

Click on the map below to view an interactive map of the weather events noted by the United Nations. To read more about the U.M. report, click here. To read a list of the 13 extreme weather events, click here.


Heck, they must not be trying very hard. Warmists worth their salt can link every cold spell, heat wave, drought, flood, hurricane, tornado or blizzard to global warming. There is even a group now trying to link a landslide to this cause.

You have to make an effort to see such things, like clicking on a few links, and reading stuff.

“…This information is based on inputs received from several WMO Members and with the collaboration of the NOAA National Climatic Data Centre (NCDC), USA, Germany’s National Meteorological Service, the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) and the Met Office, UK. It includes an indicative but not exhaustive coverage of the observed weather and climate extremes. More comprehensive information on weather and climate anomalies observed in 2007 will be provided towards the end of the year.” http://www.wmo.ch/pages/mediacentre/press_releases/pr_791_e.html

The linking has been done in the mind of the author of the daily green posts, not by the UN WMO.

If we make an effort to read the original press release, as VJ suggests, we find that the UN WMO does not claim the links between these 13 events and global warming that the daily green does.

In other words, I agree with Paul S.

(That’s my short answer; my long answer is on my blog.)

Inel, you are wrong, the UN WMO does connect those events with global climate change. Read the link I posted above.

…Furthermore, they are putting in place sustainable observation systems needed for monitoring and assessing the impacts of climate change and determining the adaptation priorities for the most vulnerable countries…

…Climate Change and Extremes

According to the most recent climate change scientific assessment reports of the joint WMO/UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the warming of the climate system is unequivocal. Eleven of the last twelve years (1995-2006) rank among the 12 warmest years in the instrumental record of global surface temperature. The 100-year trend (1906-2005) is 0.74°C. The linear warming trend over the last 50 years (0.13°C per decade) is nearly twice that for the last 100 years. Paleoclimatic studies suggest that the average Northern Hemisphere temperatures during the second half of the 20th century were very likely higher than during any other 50-year period in the last 500 years and likely the highest in the past 1,300 years.

IPCC further notes that there has been an increasing trend in the extreme events observed during the last 50 years, particularly heavy precipitation events, hot days, hot nights and heat waves.

Climate change projections indicate it to be very likely that hot extremes, heat waves and heavy precipitation events will continue to become more frequent…

And the stock market is doing crazy things, and vulcanism is becoming more intense, and gestation period are becoming shorter and Elvis hasn’t been seen for a couple of weeks and, and …

Helllpp, we’re all going to diiieeee !

the WMO did NOT link these extreme weather events to global warming.

They simply said that the weather events happened. Then they said that climate change projections indicate that it is likely that these sort of weather events will become more frequent.


No scientist you could find would stand up and say that the record weather events listed in the WMO release were due to climate change. they need to study it.

but no such studies have been made on the events on the WMO’s list - which is why they didn’t link them to global warming.

They simply made a statement. These weather events happened. Then they made another statement: this is the type of extreme weather event we can expect in a global warming world.

It’s this sort of inaccuracy that has people accused of scaremongering.