Wuebbles gone wild – hilarious claims of ‘wall to wall’ severe weather on cable news is not science


Mike:

Propaganda from a major university? No, say it ain’t so!

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

A couple of days ago there was this PR from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

I decided it was just too ridiculous to get any traction. I was wrong, an even more ridiculous press release followed this one. Only one problem; Wuebbles doesn’t understand the difference between reality and reporting bias – Anthony

University of Illinois atmospheric sciences professor Donald Wuebbles will present a talk about how climate change is increasing the number of severe weather events at the 2013 AAAS meeting.

Climate change’s costly wild weather consequences

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Throughout 2012, the United States was battered by severe weather events such as hurricanes and droughts that affected both pocketbooks and livelihoods. Research suggests that in the coming years, U.S. five-day forecasts will show greater numbers of extreme weather events, a trend linked to human-driven climate change.

Donald Wuebbles, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of…

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