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Letter: Tornado, global warming

Published: Thursday, July 2 2015 11:25 a.m. MDT

Abby Cotten sorts through the tornado-ravaged home she shared with her parents Saturday, May 25, 2013, in Moore, Okla. Cleanup continues after a huge tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburb Monday, flattening a wide swath of homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (Associated Press) Abby Cotten sorts through the tornado-ravaged home she shared with her parents Saturday, May 25, 2013, in Moore, Okla. Cleanup continues after a huge tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburb Monday, flattening a wide swath of homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (Associated Press)

The people of Oklahoma are in our prayers after suffering this horrendous tornado going through their state. Of course, it took about five minutes for Sen. Barbara Boxer of California and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island to attempt to use this tornado to advance their political agenda. They blamed this natural disaster on global warming.

One problem: Tornado activity has actually declined in the last 20 years. In a list of the 10 most deadly hurricanes since 1900, 9 of the 10 occurred before 1954. Was global warming causing those hurricanes also in the first half of the 20th century?

Gordon Christiansen

Orem

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