Tag Archives: flood

Storm tides and coastal protection on the German North Sea shore

Guest post by Michael Palmer The North Sea is the shelf sea between Great Britain in the West and continental Europe in the East and South. It has strong tidal movements, and is prone to storm surges that occur when … Continue reading

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How to learn nothing from the 2010 flooding in Brisbane

From Griffith University Flood research shows human habits die hard Climate Change experts examine rebuilding New research has come up with ways to quickly assess flood damage to houses while also showing most people didn’t intend to make changes to … Continue reading

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Expert predicts ‘Monsoon Britain’

Guest post by Paul Homewood h/t Robuk A study, by Professor Stuart Lane of Durham University back in 2008, appears to have been remarkably percipient. Written just after the extremely wet summer of 2007, the study suggests that, far from … Continue reading

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Pielke Jr. on Lessons of the LʼAquila Earthquake Lawsuit – comparisons to lessons learned on NWS forecast failures

After learning of the guilty verdict today, Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. sends this along noting that “it is a little bit more complicated than not being able to forecast earthquakes”. From: bridges vol. 31, October 2011 / Pielke’s Perspective By … Continue reading

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Met Office April Forecast: “…drought impacts in the coming months are virtually inevitable.”

UPDATE: Forecast humor on steroids, here You can’t make up FAIL like this. First this story in the BBC Today: Now let’s have a look at the official Met Office forecast for April, issued on March 23rd, 2012:

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Climate change to flood link – no evidence

Another climate FAIL. Add this to tornadoes and hurricanes not being linked either, and you find that the entire Joe Romm / Bill McKibben alarming industrial complex of doubtful linkages between weather and climate has pretty much collapsed. From the … Continue reading

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Model trumps observation – dam operator caught in fabrication

From Operator of dam ‘invented’ rain data Hedley Thomas, National chief correspondent March 26, 2011 12:00AM EXTREME rainfall so rare it happens on average once every 2000 years has been “invented” by the government operator of a major Queensland dam … Continue reading

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Bogus claims on Australian and Brazilian floods from ABC and Dr. Richard Sommerville

This ridiculous video story below from ABC news cites über alarmist Richard Somerville of Scripps in San Diego, and is backed up with this print story. Here’s what the print story headline said: Raging Waters In Australia and Brazil Product … Continue reading

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The Australian cites covered up report of Brisbane flood danger

By Hedley Thomas, The Australian A SECRET report by scientific and engineering experts warned of significantly greater risks of vast destruction from Brisbane River flooding – and raised grave concerns with the Queensland government and the city’s council a decade … Continue reading

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Mexican mudslide update: thousand dead becomes zero

Instead of thousands feared dead, reports are now saying that no one has been confirmed dead, and officials are hopeful that those few missing will be found alive.  This is great news for some regions of Mexico, which have received … Continue reading

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