About 40 years ago, the earthâ€™s surface temperatures began to break out of their recent historical range and just kept climbing. Not coincidentally, the number of storms with extreme rainfall began to increase around the same time.
Wow, who knew that the earth was created in 1895! And here I thought the Young Earth crowd were crazy.
Almost all objective scientists will tell you that you can not equate weather events with AGW? In fact, they cringe when stories like this get written. But hey, a data writer from the NY Times says so, so it must be true. He's an "expert". There is likely more correlation to the butter and Maine chart then the idiocy in that opinion column.
Nice try. First, analysis of ice cores can give scientists climate data going back thousands of years, so no, the earth wasn't created in 1895. Even so, the recent trends have been quite stark.
Second, the article is about trends in climate and extreme weather events. There are a couple of helpful charts to show you this. And the author specifically says, "Irma and Harvey werenâ€™t caused by climate change, but they almost certainly would not have been so powerful if the air and the seas fueling them
hadnâ€™t been so warm." I agree you can dismiss the second half of that sentence as somewhat sensationalist/opinion, but it doesn't detract from the rest of the article and data.