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Bill Nye Thinks Paris Treaty Will End Floods

January 11, 2017

By Paul Homewood

 

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https://twitter.com/BillNye/status/818942013743710213?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

 

According to Bill Nye, floods in California have never happened before, and must be due to global warming.

Of course, it is not that long since we were told that California was in a permanent state of drought!

 

Most of California’s rain tends to come during winter months, and thus determines whether the state has droughts or floods.

History tells us that California rarely has a “normal” winter. Many years are either unusually dry or wet.

 

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https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/us/4/0/pcp/3/2/1895-2016?base_prd=true&firstbaseyear=1901&lastbaseyear=2000

 

We don’t know what this winter will end up like, but the wettest on record so far since 1895 was the winter of 1968/9.

Hardly evidence that “global warming” is leading to more extreme rainfall. 

 

And before anybody tries to claim that the current storm is unprecedented, they should first acquaint themselves with the Great Flood of 1862:

 

 

The Great Flood of 1862 was the largest flood in the recorded history of Oregon, Nevada, and California, occurring from December 1861 to January 1862. It was preceded by weeks of continuous rains and snows in the very high elevations that began in Oregon in November 1861 and continued into January 1862. This was followed by a record amount of rain from January 9–12, and contributed to a flood that extended from the Columbia River southward in western Oregon, and through California to San Diego, and extended as far inland as Idaho in the Washington Territory, Nevada and Utah in the Utah Territory, and Arizona in the western New Mexico Territory. Immense snowfalls in the mountains of the far western United States caused more flooding in Idaho, Arizona, New Mexico, and Sonora, Mexico the following spring and summer as the snow melted.

The event was capped by a warm intense storm that melted the high snow load. The resulting snow-melt flooded valleys, inundated or swept away towns, mills, dams, flumes, houses, fences, and domestic animals, and ruined fields.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Flood_of_1862

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25 Comments
  1. Charles Johnston permalink
    January 11, 2017 11:18 pm

    Bill Nye is way below actual science. He’s more interested in TV shows.

  2. January 11, 2017 11:24 pm

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    Shock news. All climate experts think they can change the weather. Exactly what weather and temperature they wish for is unknown even to them.
    “Climate Change” isn’t about science or weather, it’s about moral vanity, power, money, ideology and control

  3. Curious George permalink
    January 11, 2017 11:26 pm

    Bill Nye prefers droughts, another unproven side effect of CO2. Probably I am badmouthing him; his memory capacity seems rather limited; he just reports his ideas. He is a good salesman. Alarmism sells.

  4. Shooter permalink
    January 11, 2017 11:49 pm

    Not too long ago he said California wouldn’t GET rain. Maybe he needs to check his archive and go back to debating Creationists.

  5. John F. Hultquist permalink
    January 12, 2017 12:18 am

    Oui?”
    That’s the sound a hog makes when you poke him in a hindquarter with a sharp stick. Bill might be smarter than the stick but not smarter than the hog.

  6. Athelstan permalink
    January 12, 2017 12:37 am

    Bil Nye,

    is, a certifiable man made alarmunist who is in great need of an extended period of restful therapy at some major head shrink facility.

    Nye has toyed with, actually mucho desirous of – is probably a better way of putting it with, the insanely preposterous idea of locking up realists – ie all those who do not believe in the prognostications of the arch priests of green, how’s about that for an objective, reasoned standpoint?

    What is it with these fellas, liberals………….disguised and beneath the smiley facade: is the misanthropic, genocidal megalomaniac. It makes you wonder about those jolly japesters in the Wet Office and all green NGOs, what’s the betting that old loonytoons Bill isn’t alone in his thinking?

    Tell you what Bill, now here’s the thing matey, most of America, in the heartlands – think mad made warming is a bunch of cow wallop and not because they’re all scientists but because they can smell the whiff of BS a mile off.

  7. January 12, 2017 1:01 am

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections and commented:
    Bill Nye attributes both floods and droughts to Global Warming.

    Here’s what he said in 2012:
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/video/bill-nye-science-guy-links-163016623.html?ref=gs

  8. songhees permalink
    January 12, 2017 2:43 am

    My latest book, ‘Human Caused Global Warming, the Biggest Deception in History’.
    Available on Amazon and Indigo/Chapters.
    My SLAPP lawsuit to silence me comes to trial on Feb 20, 2017,
    Dr Michael Mann vs Dr Tim Ball.
    http://www.drtimball.com

    • CheshireRed permalink
      January 12, 2017 11:15 am

      Best of luck, Tim.

  9. Tim Hammond permalink
    January 12, 2017 10:05 am

    The chart shows how misleading the average can be – just eyeballing it, it looks like its more “normal” to be either much wetter or much drier than average.

    And when you have such high variability, you have to be extremely careful finding trends, as the highs or lows can cause a trend where there is none if you pick relatively short periods.

    • Bloke down the pub permalink
      January 12, 2017 11:06 am

      It’d be interesting to know how many of the data points fall within the inter-quartile range.

  10. CheshireRed permalink
    January 12, 2017 10:48 am

    Nye lies, simple as that. His position is so partisan, his assertions so egregious and actual observed outcomes so disparate from his claims that lying is the only possible explanation. He leaps from drought to floods in a single bound and clearly took that suggestion by Stephen Schneider to heart.

    “So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we might have. This ‘double ethical bind’ we frequently find ourselves in cannot be solved by any formula. Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest. I hope that means being both.”

    • January 12, 2017 1:07 pm

      Is he not the person the ever smiling Professor Brian Cox models himself on?

    • January 12, 2017 1:40 pm

      Bill Nye is an idjit TFIFY

    • January 12, 2017 3:04 pm

      Interesting word in the final Schneider sentence – ‘hope’.

  11. Bloke down the pub permalink
    January 12, 2017 11:05 am

    Bill Nye must believe that the Pineapple Express only started after the 2008 film of that name was released.

  12. Athelstan permalink
    January 12, 2017 3:26 pm

    I guess that, I always will feel sorry for Republican voters who live in CA.

    Climate wise, California has some pretty hostile environs, from the Sierras to the great big hole in t’ desert – named Death Valley for obvious reasons, The Mojave, right up to the north, it’s a pretty arid state

    Also a state, with a stunning coast line which has no relation to the rest of the continent other than very close proximity and plate tectonics causing a slide under and laterally, at some point on the San Andreas fault zone sequence: there will be another ‘big one’ and that’s probably the time you wouldn’t want to be there. If you do live there, most likely in the South, remember to expect wild fires be they deliberate or not, they are common to the land – for far longer than mankind’s span or three.

  13. January 12, 2017 7:25 pm

    Bill Nye the dogma guy

  14. Zvi permalink
    January 12, 2017 9:11 pm

    Of course Global (what percent of the globe?) Warming could lead to floods. When more water evaporates (during warming cycles) and then condenses it can lead to flooding, but it has nothing to do with 400+ ppm of CO2.

    • January 13, 2017 11:03 am

      Yes, I think the rough estimate is that for every degree of warming, the atmosphere can hold an extra 3% of moisture, but this difference would hardly be noticeable

  15. manicbeancounter permalink
    January 12, 2017 11:32 pm

    The Paris agreement will do very little to impact on global emissions. The UNFCCC produced a graph that says so.

    According to the climate alarmists to stop climate catastrophism means keeping emissions with the 2C scenarios. that means by 2030 global emissions must be lower than today and falling rapidly. All the INDCs (vague policy proposals, that will not be fully implemented) will collectively not prevent the global emissions from rising. There is a reason for this. The 1992 Rio Declaration exempted developing countries from any obligation to reduce or even constrain their emissions. (See IPCCreport blog Robin Guenier on Sands)
    From 1990 to 2012 these exempt countries accounted for over 100% of global emissions increase. They now have two-thirds of global emissions. With 84% of the Worlds population, there is room for more growth.
    https://manicbeancounter.wordpress.com/wp-admin/upload.php?item=5035

    • manicbeancounter permalink
      January 12, 2017 11:36 pm

      Whilst China accounted for over half the global emissions growth in the period 1990 to 2012, in future that growth will be from India, the rest of S&E Asia, and later from Africa. It is utter folly to assume that the UK, with less than 1% of the World’s population, or even the EU combined (8%) can have any significant impact.

  16. January 12, 2017 11:36 pm

    Facts, schmacts! Who cares about facts when you have a planet to save … and a career to maintain.

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