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Why Mumbai Floods Year After Year

August 10, 2020

By Paul Homewood

 

h/t Trevor Shurmer

 

 

While westerners blame Mumbai’s floods on climate change, the Indians themselves understand the real problem:

 

17 Comments
  1. August 10, 2020 10:00 am

    Has anyone sent that video to Andy Dessler yet? Maybe we should all do so.

  2. August 10, 2020 10:26 am

    O/T “Humber Cluster net zero 2040 plan”
    As ever it’ll be PR BS to get grants & subsidies
    The release seems to say million when they mean billion.
    cos £1.658m seems a weird number.

    • bluecat57 permalink
      August 10, 2020 11:54 am

      If you are going to lie or guess, the more accurate it appears, the more people will be fooled.

    • August 10, 2020 6:16 pm

      Net Zero by 2040
      Well none of the Humber rail network’s are electric
      All the freight, British Steel and Drax trains east coast trains are diesel

  3. bluecat57 permalink
    August 10, 2020 11:53 am

    My question to those in New Orleans has always been: What part of BELOW sea level don’t you understand?

    • August 10, 2020 12:06 pm

      To quote Yul Brenner in “The King and I”: “It is a puzzlement.”

    • August 10, 2020 2:49 pm

      This also applies to Miami….if not below then on…. rubbish town planning but so sexy to call it Climate Watsisname and get paid $millions to study your navel fluff and put out rubbish annually, liberally laced with alarmist hyperbolae kindly inserted by the local district political commissar

      • bluecat57 permalink
        August 11, 2020 7:45 pm

        Our ancestors were smart enough to move AWAY from danger. Why use a water wheel if you could move OUT of the flood plain and use steam? Etc.

  4. mikewaite permalink
    August 10, 2020 11:56 am

    The video and its presenter could provide an object lesson for BBC journalists in how to present a serious problem concisely, objectively, with effective graphics and total absence of silly posturing to unjustified pseudoscience.

  5. MrGrimNasty permalink
    August 10, 2020 12:41 pm

    And the same changes are responsible for increasing recorded temperatures. Even a small % changes to land use can result in big increases in average Land Surface Temperatures which obviously boost the 2m air temperature.

    https://sci-hub.tw/10.1080/12265934.2018.1488604

    • August 10, 2020 2:55 pm

      even more so when games are played turning off appropriately located rural stations and replacing them with gridded data projected out from concrete and asphalt contaminated urban areas …oh to which we apply a fiddle factor to remove the urban heat island effect…..yes sure I believe that, and while we are at it that Santa lives at the North Pole and that JFK shot himself!

  6. Broadlands permalink
    August 10, 2020 1:46 pm

    The important thing to point out is the fact that at those locations where subsidence is taking place, the rates of subsidence exceed the trivial rate of sea level rise. This should make those comments about climate change moot.

  7. Nancy & John Hultquist permalink
    August 10, 2020 8:57 pm

    Very informative video. Thanks.

    A bit off topic but follows from this in the video: “chucking plastic bags”

    Getting rid of “waste” is costly, and requires an advanced society. When frozen potato products (think McDonald’s french fries) were first processed in SW Idaho, the skins and unused parts were conveyed to the outside and into a ditch. Mother Earth had to clean up the mess. Now, see this: https://cipotato.org/potato/potato-processing-uses/

    The same is true for sawdust from lumber mills. In today’s advanced industries, “waste” has now become resources, value to be extracted.
    For examples, search-up oriented strand board (OSB) and particle board.

    High temperature incineration seems to be a way of dealing with that waste for which a use is not now possible. Collection and cost are serious issues.

  8. Gas Geezer permalink
    August 10, 2020 10:37 pm

    This video completely misses the point, to imply that blocked drains and urban sprawl are the only causes of annual flooding in Mumbai is disingenuous to put it mildly. By now every right thinking person knows that the real cause is increased precipitation due to the run away climate change emergency .Quite frankly unless the media you consume has been BBC fact checked be very wary indeed.

    • It doesn't add up... permalink
      August 10, 2020 11:42 pm

      Very good. /sarc

  9. Phoenix44 permalink
    August 11, 2020 8:15 am

    There’s zero correlation between rainfall in Mumbai and CO2. It varies greatly year on year and has been both very high and very low in recent years. That should make any serious commentator – let alone scientist – pause, but apparently we don’t have any of those any more.

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