Fox & Friends: Climate Change is Nonsense. In other News, Record Flooding in Texas.

September 20, 2019

Neckbrace recommended to avoid whiplash when watching the clip above.

40 plus inches of rain in parts of Texas. This is not a hurricane, but rather just a stalled tropical depression.

Working on a piece that will delve into this with experts – but, in a nutshell, we’re getting major hurricane impacts without the major hurricane.

9 Responses to “Fox & Friends: Climate Change is Nonsense. In other News, Record Flooding in Texas.”

  1. Engineer Ron Says:

    Texas has a very long history of flash flooding, many of which were far worse than current.

    Probably it would be best to consider the current situation in TX to be variable whether.

    • J4Zonian Says:

      Or variable wethers, maybe–castrated scapegoats.

    • stephengn1 Says:

      Why would it be best to consider the current situation in TX to be variable weather? Does that help us prepare for situations like this in the future? Did you know that it was 108° in Paris and 95° in Anchorage Alaska earlier this year, both all time records in the history of record keeping?

      • Brent Jensen-Schmidt Says:

        And 46.6 C in Adelaide, highest temp ever recorded in any capital city in Oz. Self delusion is not a survival characteristic,

        • jimbills Says:

          “Self delusion is not a survival characteristic”

          Ah, but it is! And that’s a sad thing:

          People lie to themselves all the time. They don’t even realize they are doing it. It’s like breathing. And some people are just ‘better’ (or more practiced) at self-deception – like that guy in the White House. He outright lies, too, but he probably actually believes a lot of the stuff he says.

          On a group level, of course an issue like climate change isn’t a survival characteristic, it’s the opposite – but we tend to evolve via individuals. It’s not surprising why denial is so prevalent.

        • doldrom Says:

          Unfortunately it is. Almost all of the people I know that committed suicide were very poor at self-delusion. In contrast, insensitive, crass, ignorant, and violent types always seem to thrive like grass.

    • greenman3610 Says:

      world wide there is an increase in extreme precipitation events that is unequivocal.

      also see US Global Change Research Program

    • rhymeswithgoalie Says:

      The issue isn’t whether an area has ever flooded before, but the catastrophic rain events that are happening more and more frequently. Warmer air holds more moisture; warmer seas create stronger storms.

      Heat and precipitation records are beaten more regularly. The arctic has warmed so much that it has broken our northern jet stream and droughts, heat waves, and freezes last longer than many crops can stand.

      The rainfall from tropical storm Imelda just trashed the rice crop in east Texas and much of west Louisiana. All that work and materials that the farmers put in has just been wiped out by this record rain just before harvest time for an event that would have been unheard of thirty years ago.

  2. Nancy @ Ebby Says:

    I lived in Houston for many years. Perhaps the weather is cyclical, but there’s a definite trend. The storms are getting worse and more frequent. It’s only been two years since Harvey. That was a 500 year flood. Many of his victims are still recovering.

    This comment alone requires quite a response – and time doesn’t allow for it. So, I’ll just say that I’m convinced climate change is real. I’m not convinced we know what it means or what the consequences look like. But one thing is certain. If you live within a hundred miles of Houston, and I mean inland, you need flood insurance in places where you never considered it before. Do you live on the coast?

    We all have a right to an opinion, but instead of being critical, or sarcastic, could we just use any evidence we have to support our positions? Stay dry.

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