UN Foundation President Blames North Dakota Flooding On Global Warming

You knew this was coming. Around the time the environmental hysterics stopped using the term “global warming” and started using the term “climate change” they began blaming every weather disaster and unusual climate pattern on global warming, and thus leveraging it as justification for all the restrictive regulations and policies they want to put in place.

The latest in this ignominious trend is Former Democrat Senator, and current head of the United Nations Foundation, Tom Wirth suggesting that flooding in places like North Dakota as well as the number of spring tornadoes is being caused by climate change and that there should be an “aggressive program to go after” climate change “deniers.”

(CNSNews.com) – Former Democratic Sen. Tim Wirth of Colorado, now the president of the UN Foundation, said the flooding and forest fires in the United States this year are evidence of “the kind of dramatic climate impact” climate change models have predicted and that those in the know on climate change must “undertake an aggressive program to go after those who are among the deniers.”

In a UN Foundation conference call about climate change, from Svalbard, Norway on Thursday, Wirth said, “[W]e have to–I think, again as I’ve suggested before–undertake an aggressive program to go after those who are among the deniers, who are putting out these mistruths, and really call them for what they’re doing and make a battle out of it. They’ve had pretty much of a free ride so far, and that time has got to stop.”

Wirth also said it was a good thing that people such as weather forecasters have come together “to try to explain climate change and climate impacts when they’re doing the evening news and talking about the weather, which is where most people in the United States get their information. That’s going to be, I think over a period of time, an extremely important set of steps to take.”

“We also have to do a better job of having the scientific community being able to explain what they’re doing, and how they’re doing it, and why they’re doing it in very clear terms that are understandable to 300 million Americans,” said Wirth.

The problem with having the “scientific community” explaining themselves on global warming is that they have to explain why they’re so consistently wrong in their projections. And to do that is to admit that there is not nearly the consensus on anthropogenic climate change as they’d like us to believe.

But as to the flooding and tornadoes specifically, while there as been a noticeable uptick in the number of severe tornadoes detected in recent years, the change is in our ability to detect those tornadoes. We have better technology that is documenting more tornadoes. We also have a 24/7 media, put on steroids by the internet, which enhances the coverage of tornadoes.

Point being, it’s not that there’s more tornadoes. It’s that we’re noticing more of them.

As for flooding, much of what has caused it is record mountain snow caps melting and filling up reservoirs, a situation exacerbated by record rain fall. Call me crazy, but wasn’t it not all that long ago that the global warming alarmists were telling us that the polar ice caps and the glaciers and the snow cap was all melting away?

And then there’s this: While the flooding in my home town of Minot has shattered records, the record that was shattered was set in 1888 long before SUV’s and coal power plants.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

    So this is maybe the 500 year flood.  What happened before to create floods like that?  

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

      Cow farts, maybe?

      • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

        Buffalo Farts you mean?

        • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

          That too.

          • VocalYokel

            I blame it on those damn vegetarian dinosaurs like the Barosaurus.

            Herbivore flatulence is a crisis just waiting to happen…

  • $8194357

    If you take some time to research it, the UN does indeed have an agenda to move folks away from rivers and streams off the land and into cosmopolitain areas for their own and the envirments good….According to these weirdos cattle watering along a creek or river is detrimental to the enviroment and wilderness being restored is more important to the global agendas than a few folks making their living in a way that will harm us all…I swear, I read a long article about it a couple years back..These globalist social engineers and enviromental wackos have been working this for decades…Global facism is their ultimate intent..

    • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

      There are certainly plenty of whack jobs that think just that and I wouldn’t
      be surprised if they weren’t drawn to the UN.

  • Jfisher17

    So Tim Worth(less) says recent weather due to Gw. It’s global warming! The science is settled!. Wait, now it’s climate change!  But wait again- now it’s severe weather events! (which is what you have to say when it’s not warming.)  

  • Rita

    Global warming/climate change alarmist/nuts/whackos continually make vague claims about science, yet offer no specifics.  If you ask one of them how the climate would be affected if the human race were abolished, they can’t even postulate an educated guess.

  • robert108

    It’s the liberal way: never let a crisis go to waste, if you can use it for propaganda purposes.

  • suitepotato

    That flooding in 1888 wouldn’t have happened to have been sequel to the Blizzard thereof would it? It wasn’t just the NE that got socked with snow 1887-1888.

    • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

      And that was caused by Buffalo farts?

      • borborygmi

        You would fart to if you were being shot at all the time.  Million buffalos million buffalo farts.  That is a lot of methane.   Do not stand down wind.

  • DopeyDem

    And we’ve had so many terrible hurricanes lately that were also caused by climate change. What happened to that argument?

    • Wayne

      Like all of their predictions, that one failed to materialize so it gets flushed down the memory hole…until the next big hurricane.  Then it will be, “see,see.”  These people have no regard for the facts.

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