‘The Weaponization of Weather in the Phony Climate War’

By Anthony Watts – Re-Blogged From WUWT

Joe Bastardi, whom I consider a friend and a brilliant weather forecaster with a photographic-like memory for weather events through history, has written a book on the “climate war”, which is a rebuttal to Michael Mann’s use of the same phrase in his gloom and doom book.

The Washington Times had this to say about it:

In “The Weaponization of Weather,” Mr. Bastardi proffers one of the best challenges to the hysterical claims that humans are causing over-the-top climate change by demonstrating that “extreme weather” can be predicted based on its natural occurrence in history. Mr. Bastardi is a weather historian with an encyclopedic knowledge of past weather events. He is a long-time practitioner in the atmospheric science field with 45 years of experience. And, Mr. Bastardi is a frequent guest on the Sean Hannity Show, where he predicts and explains current extreme weather conditions such as imminent hurricanes and snowstorms.

In chapter after chapter, Mr. Bastardi shows how extreme weather and its consequent impacts on the environment is really just weather doing what weather does. As in his previous book, The Climate Chronicles: Inconvenient Revelations You Won’t Hear from Al Gore—And Others, Joe explains how understanding extreme weather events from the distant past (i.e., historic analogs) leads to accurate contemporary forecasts.

And, if such extreme events can be predicted from their previous occurrence, doesn’t that call into question the claim that these events are somehow unusual and now based on human activity? Link the understanding of past conditions with the cyclical nature of climate and you have the key ingredients for a reliable forecast.

Mr. Bastardi notes in the book:

“As someone who relies on the past to frame the future, no stretch of U.S. weather was as extreme as the 1930s to 1960s. Honestly, everything from hurricanes to droughts to extreme heat to extreme cold during that period make the past several decades seem rather boring. But you’d only be able to acknowledge this if you know your weather history. For some people to pretend as if today’s events are a sign that man is responsible for ‘weird’ weather certainly has me questioning their methods.”

Mr. Bastardi’s accessible, colloquial style—delivered with plenty of passion for atmospheric science and its proper understanding without the hype—makes The Weaponization of Weather a delight for readers to gain a greater appreciation for the complexity and majesty of the climate.

And that’s the truth, just look at this data on heatwaves in the 1930’s. Where’s the crisis today? There isn’t one.

Heatwave Index for the contiguous United States, 1895-2015 (no later data is available). The U.S. Annual Heat Wave Index tracks the occurrence of heat wave conditions across the United States. This index defines a heat wave as a period lasting at least four days with an average temperature that would only be expected to occur once every 10 years, based on the historical record. The index value for a given year depends on how often heat waves occur and how widespread they are. Source: Our World in Data, using data from NOAA.


Most anything I’ve ever seen produced by Joe Bastardi rings true, so I don’t hesitate to endorse it. -Anthony

Here is the Amazon description:

What if climate change is naturally occurring and cyclical? What if trillions of dollars will be spent to accomplish nothing? What if the real agenda is not about science, climate and weather, but simply uses this as a tool to disrupt and destroy the foundational concepts of one nation, under God, that have led to the greatest quality of life and liberty the world has ever known?

At 65, Joe Bastardi is one of the most experienced meteorologists in the world today. His knowledge of past major events puts into perspective the extreme weather events seen today, that are nothing new, and in fact, not as severe as before. In this book, Bastardi goes in-depth to document naturally occurring climate and weather events to question those whose agenda it is to weaponize each weather event for the pursuit of a political and social aim. Of course, the climate is changing, and with the many natural influencers constantly in play, it always will.

Thanks to an ever-fluctuating level of activity in the large natural drivers that have always controlled it, such as our Sun, the oceans, stochastic events and the very design of the system itself, climate change is natural. “A single attribution to man as the climate control knob in the face of this is questionable, if not a stretch. The reader should at least look at the ideas presented here,” said Bastardi. Joe understands the fear today, given what has been nothing short of public indoctrination.

His new book offers an environmentally friendly and inexpensive solution to alleviate those fears, that will not destroy the economic lifeline of this nation as the Green New Deal surely will. It begins with removing the fear that has been pushed to create what is becoming irrational panic, especially with our young. So, is this book important on multiple levels? You decide.

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