Clearly, undeniably, storms, flash floods and just bad weather in general are getting worse and more dangerous, right, on medium and long term time scales?

It just has to be the case because some random assortment of semi-trained ‘scientists’ said so, surely?

More energy in the system = more warmth = worse storms = death and destruction. It’s just a simple equation after all…

As simple as the global climate, right? How does the IPCC put it:

“The climate system is a coupled non-linear chaotic system, and therefore the long-term prediction of future climate states is not possible. Rather the focus must be upon the prediction of the probability distribution of the system’s future possible states by the generation of ensembles of model solutions.”

IPCC Gods

That seems sciencey….

Or perhaps the NOAA, on Hurricanes:

“In summary, it is premature to conclude with high confidence that increasing atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations from human activities have had a detectable impact on Atlantic basin hurricane activity, although increasing greenhouse gases are strongly linked to global warming… Human activities may have already caused other changes in tropical cyclone activity that are not yet detectable due to the small magnitude of these changes compared to estimated natural variability, or due to observational limitations.”

Link – NOAA

Or these simple graphs of major hurricane frequency and ‘ACE’ – Accumulated Cyclone Energy

Ryan Maue on Climate Atlas

http://climatlas.com/tropical/

And the climate was just swell before humans had to go and ruin it all with their evil energy-usage and CO2 emissions, as a random look at history shows: