Hansen claimed this week that bad weather almost never used to happen.
Significant climatic “extreme events” were now occurring over 10 to 15 per cent of the planet annually, whereas between 1950 to 1980 they occurred over less than 1 per cent. He added: “So in places like Texas this year, Moscow last year, and Europe in 2003, the climate change is so big that they are undeniable. Within 10 to 15 years they’re going to occur over 15 to 20 per cent of the planet, so people have to notice that the climate is changing.”
According to a CIA report from the 1970s, the correct figure was closer to 100% than it was to 1%.
Early In the 1970s a series of adverse climate anomalies occurred
The world’s snow and ice cover has increased by 10-15%
In the eastern Canadian area of the Arctic Greenland, below normal temperatures were recorded for 19 consecutive months. Nothing like this has happened in the last 100 years.
The Moscow region suffered its worst drought in three to five hundred years
Massive floods took place in the midwestern United States
Drought occurred in Central America, the Sub-Sahara, South Asia, China, and Australia
Within a single year, adversity had visited almost every nation on the globe