Barack Obama blamed
global warming climate change for “raging fires, crippling drought and more powerful storms” during his Inaugural speech this month.
Peace award winner Al Gore supported his comments.
Today’s fatality ends the longest continuous stretch without a tornado death ever recorded in the U.S.–220 days. The last time the U.S. saw a tornado death was at Venus in Highlands County, Florida, from an EF-0 tornado associated with Tropical Storm Debby on June 24, 2012. The previous record was 197 straight days without a tornado death, which ended on February 28, 1987. Part of the reason for the long stretch without a tornado death during 2012 – 2013 was the relative lack of tornadoes. According to NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center (SPC), the total number of tornadoes during 2012 was just 936. This is the first time since 2002 that fewer than 1000 tornadoes have been recorded.
But, these facts won’t stop Obama from blowing several billions more on his junk science projects.