According to the latest reports, there are now 74 confirmed deaths from the tornados that swept through Kentucky over the weekend. The tornados flattened homes and destroyed several businesses, including a candle factory and Amazon warehouse, in its 200-mile swath.
When a reporter asked President Joe Biden if climate change was the reason for the devastation, the President was quick to respond with an affirmative answer:
“I’m going to be asking the EPA and others to take a look at that. But the fact is that we all know everything is more intense when the climate is warming. Everything. And obviously, it has some impact here, but I can’t give you a quantitative read on that.”
The Blaze writes that shortly after Biden made this comment, meteorologist Joe Bastardi responded with facts.
Using data supplied by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Bastardi said that the number of tornados reported so far this year as of Dec 11, 2021, is near a record low. He also pointed out that the number of storms in the US reporting hail is nearly half the average, 3,714 vs 7,979, for this same period.
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