From the article:
The United States is experiencing the deadliest year for tornadoes in nearly six decades, but top US weather experts said Monday there is no link between the violent twisters and climate change.
Instead, the reasons for the spiking death tolls are more likely due to the rise in the population density, the number of mobile homes and the chance paths taken by a series of tornadoes that have happened to target populated areas.
“This year is an extraordinary outlier,” said Harold Brooks, research meteorologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, Oklahoma.
“This is the deadliest year for tornadoes in the US since 1953,” he said.
A massive tornado tore though the Missouri town of Joplin over the weekend, killing at least 116 people, less than a month a spate of the storms struck across seven states and killed 361 people in April.
According to Russell Schneider, director of NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center, that puts 2012 on par with 1953, a “horrible tornado year,” when 116 people were killed in a June 8 tornado in Flint, Michigan.
The same year, 114 people were killed in a Waco, Texas twister and 90 were killed by a tornado that tore through Worcester, Massachusetts. Modern tornado records began in 1950.
“I think we have to ask ourselves the tough questions now,” said Schneider.
“Why is this happening? The complexity of our society, the density of our populations in traditional tornado-prone regions of the world, community and family preparedness? Our science and technology — are we fully exploiting that to protect Americans?”
While plenty of questions are being posed, none seem to point at climate change as a driver, and the La Nina phenomenon’s effect is minimal, said Brooks.
When scientists examine the most complete records available and adjust for changes in how tornadoes were reported over time, “we see no correlation between global or US national temperature and tornado occurrence,” Brooks said.
I know that people in the US are poor and can’t afford a house so they live in mobile homes but why the fuck did you park you home in an area prone to tornadoes without proper preparations for them?
The US is a big country, you don’t have to live in that particular region. Don’t be stupid, stupid gets you dead.