Major Extreme Climatic Events in China: 1956-2009
Ren, G., Chen, Y., Zou, X.K., Zhou, Y.Q., Ren, Y.Y., Jiang, Y., Ren, F.M., Zhang, Q., Wang, X.L. and Zhang, L. 2011. Change in climatic extremes over mainland China based on an integrated extreme climate index. Climate Research 50: 113-124.
Ren et al. note, first of all, that the relative importance of meteorological disasters for China as given in their paper "is generally supported by historical records from past decades (Wen and Ding, 2008) and by the common perception of the public (Gao, 1997; Wen and Ding, 2008)." And with this background they say their analysis covering the period 1956-2009 shows that "in the context of significant global warming, the frequencies of the most harmful extreme climate events in mainland China have either significantly decreased or only marginally significantly increased, leading to an insignificant long-term trend in the IECI series."
Given such findings, it is clear, at least for a very large portion of the planet, that the climate-alarmist claim that global warming leads to more extreme and destructive meteorological phenomena does not hold true over the period of time when they claim that the world warmed at a rate and to a level that were both unprecedented over the past millennium or two, adding another resounding defeat to their unenviable track record of dire predictions gone wrong.
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Wen, K.G. and Ding, Y.H. 2008. China Meteorological Disasters. China Meteorological Press, Beijing, China.