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Such floods, or lack of them, were ’caused by a range of factors’ so not conducive to any particular brand of alarmism, it would seem. – – – Severe river floods are escalating in temperate climates and putting at risk populations, livelihoods and property, according to evidence published today in Geophysical Research Letters by an […]

Not sure where the 90 mph winds were supposed to be (the report says ‘parts of the UK’), but it has been blustery on and off for a few days. Enough for politicians to raise the spectre of ‘climate change’ once again, anyway. The video of an A380 Airbus making a hairy ‘crab’ landing at […]

Originally posted on PA Pundits – International:
From the team at CFACT ~ By Joanne Nova ~ So much for the “hotter drier” Australian future they were warning us about 3 weeks ago. As predicted, droughts in Australia often end in floods. It is the way it has always been. Today people are already being…

This so-called man-made climate change thing must be a versatile beast, if it exists outside of myths. Wednesday’s rare super blue blood moon gets some of the blame here, but recent low rainfall also played a part. Although the water levels in the city’s famous canals rise and fall with the tide, exceptionally low tides […]

H/T Climate Change Dispatch A similar flood in 1966 gives the lie to the latest alarmist claims. In any case, everyone knows Venice has been sinking for centuries. – – – Venice is flooded – again – and its mayor Luigi Brugnaro is blaming climate change. Except that’s rubbish, says James Delingpole. This has become […]

From huge wildfires to cold stormy weather in a matter of a few weeks in California. A powerful storm will crawl across the southern tier of the U.S. over the next several days, delivering snow, ice, rain, floods and even a few tornadoes, says USA Today. A powerful storm that slammed southern California Thursday will […]

The theory here is that the Cahokians had no experience of Mississippi floods for several centuries, likely due to the drought-prone Medieval Warm Period, and had no defence when one eventually did occur. As one expert (Pauketat) noted: “Cahokia was so large – covering three to five square miles – that archaeologists have yet to […]

This shows once again that glib claims about climate-related flooding due to ‘extreme weather’ should be treated with great caution, or even suspicion. The reality is that other factors are at work. A new study has revealed for the first time the last 500-year flood history of the Mississippi River, as Eurakalert reports. It shows […]

“We may be dealing with the one of the largest floods that ever occurred on our planet,” said the lead author of the study. It was the most abrupt environmental change, at a planetary scale, since the end of the Cretaceous, says Discover magazine. One of the largest floods in Earth’s history may have deluged […]

Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT:
By Paul Homewood ? cflagfloodreport_12monthson ? It is just over a year since Storm Desmond brought devastating floods to Carlisle. Soon after the Carlisle Flood Action Group was formed, and they have now published a very full and highly technical account of the floods. This…

A slight problem in England could be that parts of the south e.g. London have been slowly sinking into the clay for centuries, so readings might not tell the whole story. When it comes to predicting climate change, most scientists use state-of-the-art supercomputers to model future trends. But researchers at the University of Sheffield are […]

Hidden flooding Ireland

Posted: December 27, 2015 by tchannon in Accountability, weather

Lead to water, this article is complementary to Roger’s, widening the context to show there is little unique On watching Irish matters I see things. The fuss over the north of England flooding etc. is showing the parochial nature of the media, there is just as much trouble in the Irish republic. Official UK maps […]

Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT:
Guest Post by Philip Walling ? Author of Counting Sheep, Philip Walling ? ? ? This article was originally published in the Newcastle Journal earlier this month: ? ? ? Amid all the devastation and recrimination over the floods in Cumbria hardly anybody mentions one…

The BBC’s Roger Harrabin reports on a Royal Society report into the Somerset flooding (with a straight face). We covered this extensively as it happened last winter The authors of a Royal Society report on resilience to extreme weather have told BBC News that they believe the campaign to protect the Levels prompted politics to […]

From SWK AKA The Ghost of Corporal Jones, we get some inside info on the cause of the flooding problems in Somerset: I’ve tried to get the following info into the MSM, I managed to find ‘Bishophill’ last night and from there got to here, it might be of interest to those who want the […]

Originally posted on Pride's Purge:
(not satire – it’s the Tories!) Flood-hit residents in Christchurch Dorset have been told by their Tory-run Council that they have to buy sandbags at £30 for a pack of four. They have twice written to their MP – Conservative Christopher Chope – to request a meeting to explain…

Updates from the GWPF It has emerged that the Environment Agency rejected calls to dredge the flood-hit lower reaches of the Thames because of the presence of the endangered mollusc. In a 2010 report, seen by the Mail, they ruled out dredging between Datchet and Staines because the river bed was home to the vulnerable […]

We made a mistake, there’s no doubt about that and we perhaps relied too much on the Environment Agency’s advice. I’ll apologise. I’ll apologise unreservedly. I am really sorry that we took the advice … we thought we were dealing with experts. Communities Minister Eric Pickles BBC Andrew Marr Show 9-2-2014 Ouch! No matter how […]

Vannière, B., Magny, M., Joannin, S., Simonneau, A., Wirth, S. B., Hamann, Y., Chapron, E., Gilli, A., Desmet, M., and Anselmetti, F. S.: Orbital changes, variation in solar activity and increased anthropogenic activities: controls on the Holocene flood frequency in the Lake Ledro area, Northern Italy, Clim. Past Discuss., 8, 4701-4744, doi:10.5194/cpd-8-4701-2012, 2012.