Tornadoes Postscript

Just after I published the last post, I read this quote from President Obama, made at the opening of his press conference to announce his new national security team.

“We can’t control when or where a terrible storm may strike, but we can control how we respond to it,” Mr. Obama said, promising to do “everything we can” to help local officials.

As I wrote just a few minutes ago, he's not quite right. Recent scientific findings do show evidence of a connection between human-activities-based contributions to global warming and severe weather patterns. If so, we may be able to reduce the frequency and severity of tornadoes and other extreme events by modifying our behavior.