Claims that current weather patterns are extreme, unusual and due to global warming demonstrate ignorance of climate mechanisms. Global warming reduces the risk of severe weather. Ill-informed or complicit media repeat the falsehood until it becomes fact.
Recent weather events are natural and easily explained but that is rarely reported. Here are recent examples of inaccurate sensationalism
Extreme weather has hit not only Alaska. It’s also struck the lower 48, where the first three months of 2012 has seen twice the normal number of tornadoes and one of the warmest winters on record.
Global warming could also be a factor because it is supposed to increase weather extremes, according to climate scientists.
In another example climate activist James Hansen claims about weather records,
They seem to be falling far more often because of global warming, said NASA top climate scientist James Hansen.