Louisiana Floods: The New Face of Climate Change

August 17, 2016

“People didn’t understand how big this disaster was”

Katrina Syndrome: the victims were poor and many dark skinned, no proximity to New York. Therefore, media uninterested, wants to talk about Obama founding ISIS.

Below, worth repeating or sharing, my vid on how climate change makes for stronger storms.

 

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18 Responses to “Louisiana Floods: The New Face of Climate Change”

  1. Tom Bates Says:

    The storm is no different than past flooding by hurricanes or heavy storms. The area that flooded is essentially a flood plain with zero levees. Any heavy storm causes flooding, they need levees if they want to live in a flood plain.


    • Hmm… 20″ of rain… so tell me the last time this area has received this amount of rain in this time period?????

      Prove your statement by citing storms that have dumped this kind of rain in this time frame!

      I await your response! lol

    • stephengn1 Says:

      This was a rain storm, not a hurricane. Tell me the last time 31 inches of rain (over 2 1/2 feet) fell in 15 hours even during a hurricane?


    • Tommy-Poo,

      In an earlier comment thread, you made this claim — do you remember it?

      …and only shows warming after that when they plug 66 percent of the data with estimates which are higher than the actual temperatures they replace.

      I proved you wrong by showing you that the NASA warming trend can easily be replicated with raw data (no adjustments/estimates/etc.) Link here: https://climatecrocks.com/2016/05/26/exxonknew-and-chose-to-lie/#comment-84594

      When you continued to post to ClimateCrocks without retracting your completely false claim, I followed up here: https://climatecrocks.com/2016/05/28/bill-maher-on-trump-energy-policy/#comment-84709

      You also ignored that second request to retract your claim.

      And a third.

      And a fourth.

      And a fifth.

      And a sixth.

      And a seventh.

      And an eighth.

      So I’m following up with yet another request (this one is at least the ninth).

      So when are you going to admit that you were wrong about NASA and how it processes temperature data?

      Every time you show up here, I am going to hit you with this.

      Every. Single. Time.

      And I won’t stop hammering you until you muster up enough integrity to admit that you were wrong about NASA.

      (Actually, I don’t really expect Bates to man up and fess up to anything; I’m simply using him as an example of how deniers are utterly and completely incapable of admitting error, even after they tell the most egregious whoppers).

      • dumboldguy Says:

        Yes, Bates is an “example of how deniers are utterly and completely incapable of admitting error, even after they tell the most egregious whoppers”, but he is so much more than that.

        Sometimes I think he is a POE and is playing with us, because nobody could be that stupid and out of touch with reality. Another image that pops into my mind in my more vulgar moments is that of a dog licking his anus and then trying to give “kisses” to those he comes into contact with. Tommy-POO indeed!

        I admire your persistence in asking Tommy-Poo to “man up”, but I fear you waste your time—–we all know what a “good” bad example he is, and he has outlived his usefulness there. It’s time for Tommy to meet the white rabbit.


      • Kinda wondering if Tommy is actually this Malcolm Roberts guy?

    • Lionel Smith Says:

      “The storm is no different than past flooding by hurricanes or heavy storms.”

      Yeah! *** Right! ***

  2. Lionel Smith Says:

    The storm is no different than past flooding…

    You stupid boy.

  3. Andy Lee Robinson Says:

    Ya think dots are being connected and pennies are starting to drop yet?


    • No!

      Like Katrina, the worst hit are poor and black. For the “dots to be connected” the 1% need to be hit really hard…

      The 1% need to start experiencing, first hand, true human suffering for them to “connect the dots”… that day is coming.

      • indy222 Says:

        You’re absolutely correct. However, their day won’t come till the 99% have been taking a far worse beating, beyond their razor-wire fenced gated “communities”. However, if there’s a buck to be made in the suffering, they’ll be there of course.

      • dumboldguy Says:

        Louise asked on another Crock thread whether sites like Crock were really just “tilting at windmills”. I’m surprised that she asked, because Louise seems like a smart lady, and anyone who has been paying any attention at all knows that ALL of human existence has become a Ponzi scheme and a crap shoot of epic proportions, and that most humans are in a state of denial. So yes, those of us who are smart enough and well-educated enough to understand where capitalism, free markets, and the resulting AGW are taking the planet ARE indeed tilting at windmills by creating sites like Crock and participating on them.

        Other Crock threads have talked about how “weathermen” are becoming more “attuned” to climate change. I say bullshit—-the Washington DC area (where the power brokers in the government and the lobbyists for the 1% live) has over 5 million residents and local TV stations affiliated with all the major networks. Each station has bigger “weather teams” than the entire staffs of most smaller city stations—-Doppler radar, computer generated graphics and projections, and hours-long rants about “severe weather” are the norm. We see endless reporting of the Ellicott City MD flood, the LA floods, the TX floods, the CA wildfires, the East Coast “Snowmageddons”, and all the other extreme weather events that are becoming the “new face” of climate change.

        But I want to emphasize, we get NO, NADA, ZILCH reporting on ANY channel on the underlying cause of the extreme weather—-climate change caused by AGW. It’s all sensationalism with no science substance.

        So, Louise is partially correct—-until the 1% start getting hit, nothing much will happen—-the problem is that the 1% are like everyone else—-they go “Tsk, Tsk” when the poor and others get hammered, but pay NO attention unless they themselves suffer. Unfortunately, EVERYONE is going to have to be hit hard before the 1% get hurt enough to pay real attention. By then, it will be game over for all (since Nature Bats Last).

        I have previously posted a list of books that give a variety of insights into the science, politics, economics, sociology, and psychology of the problem. Here’s a condensed version. Evidence of tilting at windmills abounds in these books, and anyone who has not read the first two is selling themselves short.

        *COLLAPSE: HOW SOCIETIES CHOSE TO FAIL OR SUCCEED
        Jared Diamond
        *THE END OF THE LONG SUMMER
        Dianne Dumanoski
        *THE WORLD IS BLUE: HOW OUR FATE AND THE OCEANS ARE ONE
        Sylvia Earle, 2009
        *BRIGHTSIDED: HOW POSITIVE THINKING IS UNDERMINING AMERICA
        Barbara Ehrenreich, 2009
        *THE GREAT DISRUPTION
        Paul Gilding, 2011
        *THIS CHANGES EVERTHING: CAPITALISM VS THE CLIMATE
        Naomi Klein
        *THE SIXTH EXTICTION: AN UNNATURAL HISTORY
        Elizabeth Kolbert, 2014
        *DARK MONEY
        Jane Mayer, 2016
        *FIRE AND ICE
        Jonathan Mingle, 2015
        *THE REPUBLICAN BRAIN, 2012
        *THE REPUBLICAN WAR ON SCIENCE, 2005
        Chris Mooney
        *MERCHANTS OF DOUBT
        Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway
        *WEALTH AND DEMOCRACY: THE POLITICS OF THE AMERICAN RICH
        Kevin Phillips, 2002
        *CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
        Thomas Piketty
        *THE WORLD IN 2050: FORCES SHAPING CIVILIZATION’S NORTHERN FUTURE
        Laurence C. Smith, 2011
        *DEEP FUTURE: THE NEXT 100,000 YEARS OF LIFE ON EARTH
        *Curt Stager, 2011
        “THE ECONOMICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE: THE STERN REVIEW
        Nicholas Stern, 2009
        *COUNTDOWN
        Alan Weisman
        *CONSILIENCE: THE UNITY OF KNOWLEDGE
        Edward O. Wilson

        PS The latest edition the Irish of Shale Gas Bulletin is quite informative.


      • We came close — hard to say how close — to having a climate crisis FDR Democratic Party-nominee, largely as a result, some would say, of the “1% activist movement” known as “Occupy”. Which is to say, activism matters.

        Instead we got fracking Hillary, Libyan Oil Hillary. The f-ing PENTAGON didn’t want the Libyan intervention.

        Julian Assange interviewed on Democracy Now (May, 2015)

  4. Sc Says:

    One of China’s arguments in the climate change debate used to be that they first have to grow their economy and then will have the means to tackle climate change. It has always been anambiguous excuse even for a developing country.

    A study by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Columbia University’s LDEO titled High income does not protect against hurricane losses was just published in Enviromental Research Letters (see http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/11/8/084012).

    The paper states that losses because of increasing frequencies of hurricanes will soon exceed rise in GDP. It’s not primarily about China but the US, but in many regions for many people the US may have acquired a status of economic underdevelopment.

    From the PIK press release:
    “Some people hope that a growing economy will be able to compensate for the damages caused by climate change – that we can outgrow climate change economically instead of mitigating it. But what if damages grow faster than our economy, what if climate impacts hit faster than we are able to adapt?,” Anders Levermann says. “We find that this is the case with hurricane damages in the United States, the hope in economic growth as an answer to climate change is ill-founded. While adaptation to unavoidable impacts of global warming is important, climate mitigation remains of vital relevance to prevent or damp still avoidable consequences”.
    Full: https://www.pik-potsdam.de/news/press-releases/can-we-economically-outgrow-climate-change-damages-not-for-hurricanes-we-cant


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