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Katharine’s Floods

December 20, 2011






According to Katharine Hayhoe, “there have been an enormous amount of flooding events in the Midwest and Northeast




The US Geological Survey have done some research to see if floods have changed with increasing CO2 levels. Their finding is that :-

Only one of four large regions of the United States showed a significant relationship between carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere and the size of floods over the last 100 years. This was in the southwestern region, where floods have become smaller as CO2 has increased.

They go on to say :-

Climate changes that could influence flood magnitudes include shifts in the intensity and tracks of various types of storms and changes in the type of precipitation (rain versus snow). The conditions on the landscape when large storms arrive can also change (for example, smaller snowpacks, less soil moisture and less frozen soil). All of these can influence the size of floods. Of course, human activities within the watershed can also have a major influence in the size of floods. These include urbanization, building of dams and levees, and shifts in vegetation types and drainage of soils and wetlands. At the present time, we see much larger changes in flooding from these causes than we can see from greenhouse forcing.

Robert Holmes, a flood expert with the USGS, put together a list of the top 10 historic US floods for Time Magazine earlier this year.Click here to find out more!


Perhaps Katharine should have studied history at college.

  1. DirkH permalink
    December 21, 2011 12:32 pm

    Hayhoe is a True believer who has entered academia to shape the science into what she wants, not to find out what is really happening, and she is a publicity seeker, rent seeker and tries to get into a position of power.

    This is her company:

    She is the climate advisor of Newt Gingrich. Google “Hayhoe Gingrich”.

    She is a parasite who has come to destroy science from within, much like Mann and Hansen. CAGW attracts these people.


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