On today’s Your World, meteorologist Janice Dean gave a report on the two tornadoes in the Dallas, Texas area as well as tornado watches elsewhere in Texas and other states. After she noted that such storm activity is a rarity, Cavuto asked her the cause.
Cavuto asked, “What is causing this? Last year was the second-busiest tornado season on record. This season is keeping pace with that… What’s driving it?”
Dean acknowledged that there was an “unusually warm winter” and “above-average numbers” of tornados for January, February, March and now April. She added that many places in the country have set “all time highs” in warmth. Then she went on to suggest that maybe the difference this time is that tornados are hitting urban areas instead of “cornfields” “where no one lives.”
But the words “global warming” never crossed either Dean’s or Cavuto’s lips.
And also, what about the betting for when the GOP-led House decides to require that any disaster relief aid be offset by cuts to other parts of the budget? (I’m willing to call that—either from Ryan or Boehner—at 1:26pm EDT, 4/5/12.)
I won’t even bother betting on when FoxNoise suggests that global warming or climate change plays any part. (I’ve got a feeling that Jay-Z and Beyonce will have a #1 country hit before FoxNoise would give global warming even the least bit of credence.)