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Fact-Checking Climate Scientist Al Roker



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Al Roker has claimed that “climate change” is somehow steering tornadoes toward urban areas:

Roker also offered a theory on why tornadoes are seemingly touching down in more urban areas as of late. His answer: Climate change.

“And you know look – yesterday, or the day before yesterday, we had the tornado in Minneapolis,” Roker said.  “We have had these tornadoes and earlier this week we had a tornado in Philadelphia. And so, you know our weather, or climate change is such now that we are seeing this kind of weather not just in rural parts of our country, but in urban centers as well.”

Except, as Andrew Revkin of the New York Times blog Dot Earth tweets, Roker’s statement is “Not remotely supported by science http://t.co/OjNUJWp.”

Try again, Al.



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