Why Houston Flooding Isn’t a Sign of Climate Change

By Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. – Re-Blogged From http://www.WattsUpWithThat.com

In the context of climate change, is what we are seeing in Houston a new level of disaster which is becoming more common? Water levels were 16 feet higher in the flood of 1935. The flood disaster unfolding in Houston is certainly very unusual. But so are other natural weather disasters, which have always occurred and always will occur.

(By the way, making naturally-occurring severe weather seem unnatural is a favorite tactic of Al Gore, whose new movie & book An Inconvenient Sequel [ currently #21,168 in Kindle] is dismantled in my new e-book, An Inconvenient Deception [currently #399]).

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30 Peer Reviewed Studies Show No Connection Between Climate Change and Hurricanes

By Anthony Watts – Re-Blogged From http://www.WattsUpWithThat.com

This list is useful for refuting those misguided people that insist that there was a climate component to hurricane Mathew. There’s also my earlier refutation titled: Why trying to link hurricane Matthew to “climate change” is just political hype.

Here is the list of papers:

No Trend Or Reduced Intensity Of Landfalling Hurricanes With Warming

Perrie et al., 2010

The impact of climate change is seen in slightly decreased intensities in landfalling cyclones.”

Klotzbach and Landsea, 2015

“[T]be global frequency of category 4 and 5 hurricanes has shown a small, insignificant downward trend [1990-2014].”

Zhang et al., 2012

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