How scientists are using drones to lower the risk of catastrophic flooding from large glacial lakes

The research will enhance the reliability of predictive models to identify potential glacial lake flood hazards. It will also identify areas where remediation work, such as the building of additional…

Australian Floods

In NSW, although it was the second wettest March, it was considerably wetter in 1956. Moreover it was not particularly wet in February, so the ground would not have been…

Himalayan flood disaster exposes risks of India’s rush for green energy

A reckless dash for cheap green energy or the threat of climate change are not at the forefront of rescuers’ thoughts as they search for survivors after a glacier in…

Plant physiology will be major contributor to future river flooding

From The NSF By hoarding water underground, vegetation will help saturate soil, boosting rain runoff Plant physiology will be as significant as climate change in future river flooding. Credit and…

Politics Distorts the Science of Floods

Guest post by Jim Steele published in the Pacifica Tribune June 12, 2019What’s Natural Politics Distorts the Science of Floods At the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, native…

If Precipitation Extremes Are Increasing, Why Aren’t Floods?

From a paper by the same title published in AGU’s journal “Water Resources Resarch” and also “Commentaries on Hydrology and Earth Surface” h/t to CTM It is now well established…

Flooding Not Increasing In North America And Europe, New Study Confirms

G.A. Hodgkins et al., Journal of Hydrology, September 2017 “The results of this study, for North America and Europe, provide a firmer foundation and support the conclusion of the IPCC…

Why Houston Flooding Isn’t a Sign of Climate Change

Water levels were 16 feet higher in the flood of 1935 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. In the context of climate change, is what we are seeing in Houston…

New Orleans Official Blamed Flooding On ‘Climate Change,’ But Broken Pumps Were To Blame

  From The Daily Caller Michael Bastasch New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board director Cedric Grant blamed widespread flooding over the weekend on “climate change,” but it wasn’t long before…

New Study: Scientists Find Recent Uk Flooding Is Not Unprecedented

From the GWPF Observatory This new paper presents the first coherent large-scale national analysis undertaken on historical flood chronologies in Britain, providing an unparalleled network of sites (Fig. 1), permitting…

California's past megafloods – and the coming ARkStorm

Guest Essay By Larry Kummer. Posted at the Fabius Maximus website. Summary: To boost our fear, activists and journalists report the weather with amnesia about the past. Ten year records…

Super-soaker: Atmospheric River taking aim on beleaguered #OrovilleDam

We’ve already had two big events like this so far this year, now forecasts show a clear pattern of a heavily moisture laden “atmospheric river” taking aim directly onto the…

Atmospheric river to take aim on California with major storm

A 1 in 10 year storm event is expected to hit Northern California this weekend. Rainfall totals could easily be twice the average precipitation for January. An atmospheric river will…

U.S. flood risk is basically a wash thanks to changing weather patterns

Flood threats changing across US University of Iowa study finds flood risk growing in the North, declining in the South The risk of flooding in the United States is changing…

NASA Analyzes Weather Event That Caused Deadly Louisiana Flooding

Record-setting rainfall and flooding in southern Louisiana have been calculated at NASA with data from satellites. An extremely severe rainfall event hit the states of Louisiana and southern Mississippi when…

NASA analyses Maryland storm system that caused flooding

NASA looks at historic flooding from slow-moving Maryland storms NASA analyzed rainfall data from slow-moving storms that triggered flash floods over parts of central Maryland and caused devastating flooding in…

El Niño made a nuisance of itself in 2015

From NOAA HEADQUARTERS Record ‘nuisance flooding’ in many US cities tied to Pacific weather pattern The frequency of nuisance tidal flooding in many U.S. cities increased as predicted for the…

Record Missouri flooding was manmade calamity, not climate change, scientist says

Remember when some low caliber science pundits immediately jumped on the “climate change” bandwagon of blame? It turns out that as usual, they were wrong. This new study shows extreme…

Flooding And Planning: We Don't Need To Live Near Rivers Anymore

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball Petula Clark sang, “Don’t sleep in the subway, darling. Don’t stand in the pouring rain.” More helpful advice would urge, “Don’t live in the floodplain,…

USGS puts the kibosh on '1000 year flood' and 'caused by climate change' claims over South Carolina flooding

From the “looks like a win for skeptics” department. USGS publishes new information that quashes widespread media and activist claims that the flood in South Carolina was caused by climate change; nor…

Satellite image shows South Carolina's 'Once-in-a-Thousand-Years Flood' was due to a 'complex meteorological event'

From the “more facts against the Mann” department. While claims of climate change swirl about from the usual doomsayers, such as this one from Time Magazine: Climate change is making…

Kashmir Floods Nothing New, Not Due To Climate Change

From the GWPF Press Release 12/11/14 Floods are a recurring feature of the Indian Monsoon London, 12 November: A new briefing paper published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation…

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) –…

Rainfall & Floods – Observations More Reliable Than Climate Models

New GWPF Briefing Paper –Press Release 10/10/14 London, 10 October: A new briefing paper from the Global Warming Policy Foundation reviews the scientific literature on rainfall and floods and finds…