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Climate change not to blame for 2013 Colorado floods – lack of infrastructure upgrades played a key role

From the University of Colorado Denver CU Denver study says upgrading infrastructure could reduce flood damage Outdated roads, bridges added to flood losses last year DENVER (Oct. 29, 2014) – The severe flooding that devastated a wide swath of Colorado last year might have been less destructive if the bridges, roads and other infrastructure had…

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Recent paper finds extreme weather & flooding became less frequent/extreme in Southwest England

Remember this past winter and the wailing over the floods in the Somerset levels? The paper, much like our WUWT analysis this past winter, totally contradicts the Guardian’s claims, which seems to be based on “low information pollees”. Catastrophic Floods of Dartmoor, South West England Background The authors write that “extreme floods are the most…

Farmers Insurance Group pulls the plug on idiotic ‘weather is climate’ lawsuit

From the Insurance Journal: Insurer mysteriously withdraws high-profile lawsuit for climate damages in Chicago flooding case Evan Lehmann, E&E reporterClimateWire: Thursday, June 5, 2014 Farmers Insurance Co. has withdrawn its lawsuit against Chicago for climate-related flooding, marking an abrupt end to a novel legal claim that had tantalized observers with its prospects for pushing cities…