Re: Aren't these couple of loons...
"Are you insinuating that the flooding and weather we are experiencing right now is attributable to anthropogenic global warming?"
Are you assuring us that they're not...?
I mean, not being a working scientist with a reputation to worry about, it seems obvious to me: all kinds of records are being broken, which's what one would expect with global climate change. More energy in the atmosphere means a more energetic atmosphere. Higher average temperatures mean more evaporation which in turn, since what goes up must come down, means higher precipitation.
"Parts of England have had their wettest January since records began more than 100 years ago, figures show".
"Israel experienced its driest January since records have been kept, with Jerusalem seeing almost no rainfall at all for the entire month". That's this past January. And that's about 70 years of records, I believe.
"The 2003 European heat wave was the hottest summer on record in Europe since at least 1540".
"France's  summer heatwave killed a total of 14,800 people".
"Nine of the 10 hottest years on record have been in the 21st century".
"[Typhoon Haiyan] is the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record. Haiyan is also the strongest storm recorded at landfall, and unofficially the strongest typhoon ever recorded in terms of wind speed".
"Atlantic tropical cyclones are getting stronger on average, with a 30-year trend that has been related to an increase in ocean temperatures over the Atlantic Ocean and elsewhere."
...and so on. As I said: just watch the news.
Sure, it could all be a coincidence, but that seems unlikely to me, at this point.