Ronald Bailey on Tornados and Climate Change


Moore Tornado Damage
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"This is climate change. We were warned about extreme weather: Not just hot weather, but extreme weather," Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) declared on the floor of the U.S. Senate last week. "You're going to have tornados and all the rest." The senator's impassioned outburst of climatological alarm was provoked by a mile-wide tornado that had just struck Moore, Oklahoma. Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey searches tornado freqency, damage, and casualty trends for evidence.