Climate Change: An Excuse For Political Incompetence

Posted: July 27, 2021 by oldbrew in alarmism, climate, Critique, Natural Variation, Politics
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The title speaks for itself. Severe flooding events in towns for example have been recorded for centuries.

PA Pundits - International

By Dr. John Happs ~

People have always been drawn to the coast and rivers because of their scenic locations. In earlier times there were clear advantages from riverside and coastal living since they provided easier trade and communication with other parts of the country and overseas. Around the world, building on the fertile soils of riverside floodplains has been widespread and still continues even though we know that floodplains are plains that will always flood.

Queensland Floods 1974

Climate change received little or no mention by the media or politicians during the inundation of Queensland floodplains in 1974:

After this event, houses were rebuilt only to suffer later flooding. There were floodplain inundations in Queensland during 2011, 2012, 2013, 2018, 2019 and 2020. The more recent floods were met, not with expressions of regret for allowing building to continue in these areas, but with the anticipated cries of “global…

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  1. oldbrew says:

    An update to the Passau flood photo in the article…

    Source: https://www.travelsignposts.com/Germany/sightseeing/passau-floods

    It was originally thought the 2013 flood was a record, but apparently not…

    Fast forward to 2017
    ‘When we were at the old Rathaus we looked at the flood marker again and noticed that something had changed. It seemed that 2013 was not the record year. After some research, the town had established that the flood in 1501 reached a much higher level. Tony asked at the Tourist Information office and the guy confirmed that the previous recording was incorrect.’

  2. Chaswarnertoo says:

    The idiots who failed to lower dam levels need jail time.

  3. saighdear says:

    There should be NO Excuse For Political Incompetence: those ( it’s even a dis-service to Idiots ) ppl CHOSE to get / take control of everything. Excuse For xyz Incompetence is not allowed when it comes to vehicle maintenance, employer/ee responsibilities, etc. Yes, JAIL ( Gaol) whatever is hardly sufficient. Incompetence at the Wheel ? ….
    As for building on the fertile soils ( of riverside floodplains), illustrates amply that Planners , Builders, Consumers have NO IDEA of how healthy food is grown. ( ever tried growing anything successfully on rocky hillsides – other than Alpine grass ? – and you know what THAT produces….

  4. oldbrew says:

    About that warming ‘problem’…

    La Nina is returning for Winter 2021/2022, with a watch now issued for the ENSO region, as we head towards the next weather seasons
    Published: 25/07/2021 By: Author Andrej Flis

    Categories Global weather

    Cold La Nina is returning for Winter 2021/2022, with a “La Nina watch” now officially issued for the coming months. New cooling in the tropical Pacific has begun, expected to intensify into Autumn and towards the Winter season.

    https://www.severe-weather.eu/global-weather/enso-la-nina-watch-autumn-winter-2021-2022-usa-europe-fa/

    https://mobile.twitter.com/severeweatherEU/status/1419139850805055490

  5. Graeme No.3 says:

    40 years ago I and my parents went to the town of Windsor in NSW and my father looked around for about 10 seconds and said “they get bad floods here”. I asked how he knew, and he pointed out that all the old houses were on the hilltops. He always said that the most useful thing he learnt studying engineering was that water ran down hill, and he was always surprised at the number of people who didn’t realise it.
    There was two housing projects starting up-stream on the river flats. The houses followed quickly, then in 1984 there were 2 floods and much damage, except to one thinker who had built his house on stilts. He parked his car on high ground nearby and motored to his house on a dinghy during floods. He had made sure his electricity supply was floodproof so could sit on his balcony with a cold beer and watch the neighbourhood furniture float by.

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