Pachauri: "Pinning Oklahoma Tornado on Climate Change Is Wrongheaded"

"Pinning the deadly tornado in the US state of Oklahoma on climate change is wrongheaded, even though the world is set to see a rise in high-profile weather disasters due to global warming, the leader of a UN body said Tuesday."

"Rajendra Pachauri, head of the UN-backed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, said data was still coming in about Monday's massive tornado which tore through a suburb of Oklahoma City, killing at least 24 people.

'Could there be better preparedness in general? Yes. What could better preparedness have been? Well it's very difficult to say at this stage,' Pachauri told reporters in Geneva."

Agence France-Presse had the story May 21, 2013.


"Alex Jones Explains How Government "Weather Weapon" Could Have Been Behind Oklahoma Tornado" (Media Matters)

"Can We Blame the Oklahoma Tornado on Climate Change?" (Guardian)

"Oklahoma Tornado: Is Climate Change To Blame?" (Center for Investigative Reporting)

"Science Can't Pin Powerful Tornadoes on Global Climate Change"
 (Bloomberg Businessweek)

"Oklahoma Tornado's Climate Change Connection Is 'A Damn Difficult Thing To Predict' " (Huffington Post)

Source: AFP, 05/22/2013