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Parr: World not warming, severe weather not more frequent

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

The federal government released an extensive report on climate change Tuesday, but some of the information is wrong.

You can find the information on their website, which is essentially a large "if-then" statement. If climate change, or catastrophic man-made global warming, is happening, then there will be several adverse effects for all parts of the United States.

You can click through the site to see the specific catastrophes predicted. Unfortunately, there are errors of fact within the "if" part of the site.

Under the tab, "Understand Climate Change," the second sentence states, "The U.S. and the world are warming..." This is not true. According to the U.S.'s own satellite global temperature records, there has been no increase in temperature for 17 years and 9 months.

A junior in high school has not experienced any increase in global temperatures within her lifetime. This is not what was predicted by the United Nations' Climate Models. All of those failed to predict or account for the possibility of a lack of warming for any period greater than 15 years.

That second sentence on the "Understand Climate Change" page continues, "…extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and more severe." This is also incorrect. There have been numerous studies showing there is no link between global warming and an increase in extreme weather events.

Currently, the United States has gone more than 3,000 days without a major hurricane striking the U.S. coast. The last one was Wilma back in October of 2005. This is by far the longest stretch without a Category 3, 4 or 5 hurricane making landfall in U.S. history.

Last month, the U.S. posted the slowest start to tornado season in history and recently broke a record for the longest period without a tornado death in the U.S. in history.

Since the report is essentially a very long "if-then" it can also be seen as an "if not – then not" statement. If catastrophic man-made global warming is not occurring, then none of the numerous and extensively researched potential impacts from global warming could be expected to come true.

According to globalchange.gov, the U.S. government spent $2.5 billion studying climate change and its effects this year. That's up from the $2.4 billion spent last year.

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