Read here. Obama and other ill-informed progressive-leftist-liberal elites have literally gone on record stating that the world has been experiencing more frequent storms and more severe storms. They continue to state these untruths despite all scientific evidence pointing to the opposite. In the case of Europe, researchers again looked at the storminess question and found there was no long-term trend, just a natural cycle of storm activity, decades in length.
Note: Observers often wonder how the climate debate become so bitter and controversial. This current condition is primarily due to leftist/liberals non-scientific belief in human caused climate catastrophes, which no degree of scientific knowledge or evidence, which counters their belief model, will be accepted. They resemble the non-scientific Creationists' attitude towards evolution science; react similarly as all the Hollywood nutter celebrities when told that science has proven wrong their ludicrous belief that vaccines cause autism; and glibly repeat idiocy at the level of 9/11, nut-job "Truthers." So, the next time you here Obama claiming global warming causes a snowstorm, just remember the source is an urban, political elite who will always buy into urban myths devoid of science fact. And, btw, that's why many "elites" sound so stupid to those Americans that possess common sense and a belief in actual scientific evidence. (click on image to enlarge)
"Bärring and Fortuniak do not waste any words with their conclusions....They state “(1) There is no significant overall long-term trend common to all indices in cyclone activity in the North Atlantic and European region since the Dalton minimum. (2) The marked positive trend beginning around 1960 ended in the mid-1990s and has since then reversed. This positive trend was more an effect of a 20th century minimum in cyclone activity around 1960, rather than extraordinary high values in 1990s."
"They examine many other studies in their review article, and conclude (LIA is the Little Ice Age) “The analysis of documentary records, discontinuous instrumental data and proxy records indicate that the period of the LIA (AD 1570–1900) included periods of enhanced storminess relative to present."