Why Houston Flooding Isn’t a Sign of Climate Change

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Obviously the destruction and fury caused by Hurricane Harvey must be due to climate change.

Liberals, their chums in the media, and Al Gore worshipers are loving this disastrous opportunity to take advantage of their flawed logic that climate change is a reality.

Not so fast.

Roy W. Spencer received his Ph.D. in meteorology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1981. Before becoming a Principal Research Scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2001, he was a Senior Scientist for Climate Studies at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, where he and Dr. John Christy received NASA’s Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal for their global temperature monitoring work with satellites. Dr. Spencer’s work with NASA continues as the U.S. Science Team leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer flying on NASA’s Aqua satellite. He has provided congressional testimony several times on the subject of global warming.

In other words, Dr. Spencer knows a heckuva lot more than the guy at the end of the bar who likes to watch MSNBC.

He blogs, and rather bluntly without resorting to multiple syllabic words William Buckley would have used to argue that no, Harvey is not a classic example of global warming, I’m sorry, climate change.

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.

Love this line:

By the way, making naturally-occurring severe weather seem unnatural is a favorite tactic of Al Gore…

Here’s just a sample from this great article:

Bill Read, a former director of the National Hurricane Center was asked by a CNN news anchor whether he thought that Harvey was made worse because of global warming. Read’s response was basically, No.

“Unprecedented” doesn’t necessarily mean it represents a new normal. It can just be a rare combination of events. In 2005 the U.S. was struck by many strong hurricanes, and the NHC even ran out of names to give all of the tropical storms. Then we went almost 12 years without a major (Cat 3 or stronger) hurricane strike.

Weird stuff happens.

Read the entire piece here.

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