Senators Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) were quick to use the giant tornado that obliterated Moore, Oklahoma to chastise Republican members of Congress for failing to get on board the global warming bandwagon. Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) noted that he has seen a lot of tornadoes during his lifetime in Oklahoma and called the attempt to make tawdry political points out of the Moore tragedy “outrageous” and “immoral.”
For the record, the Digest noted two weeks ago that tornado activity in the past twelve months had been the lowest in 60 years. If the tornado that hit Moore can be attributed to global warming, then so too must the low level of activity across the U. S. in the past year. Anthony Watts compiles the facts here, while James Delingpole tees off on Boxer in his Telegraph blog.