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From the University of Colorado Denver CU Denver study says upgrading infrastructure could reduce flood damage Outdated roads, bridges added to flood losses last year DENVER (Oct. 29, 2014) –…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…

Phoenix flooding – not due to 'climate change', extreme rainfall events are not on the increase

Ah the alarmists are out in full force today over a rainstorm. The Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix reported 2.96 inches of rain before 8:30 a.m. local time, beating the…

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…

UK flooding tied to proximity of urbanization and population growth

From the University of Southampton , word that mostly increased flooding is a reporting bias due to proximity, much like we have a reporting bias in tornado counts because there…

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…

The real reason for flooding in Somerset Levels? Not global warming – river management

UPDATE: Satellite images added. UPDATE2: Upon further inspection of satellite images and flood maps I’ve concluded that while what this commenter had to say about the history is indeed true,…

Flood fight at the Met Office

No, global warming did NOT cause the storms, says one of the Met Office’s most senior experts One of the Met Office’s most senior experts yesterday made a dramatic intervention…

Somerset Floods – February Update

By Paul Homewood I have been waiting to update the situation with regard to the flooding of the Somerset Levels. I had hoped to include the rainfall data for the…

UK flooding, Met Office, and all that – a map from 878AD tells us more than Slingo

There’s quite a hullabaloo in the UK as the Met Office tries to link recent flooding in Bridgwater, Somerset with global warming, with Lord Lawson even calling Met Office Julia…

Oh my! Climate change threatens to cause 'trillions' in damage to world's coastal regions

From the University of Southampton  and the department of potential assorted threats and sundries, comes this claim. New research predicts that coastal regions may face massive increases in damages from…

Study: Changing Land-use Not Global Warming to Blame for Increased Flood Risk

Major flood events occur around the world every year, but with international loss databases documenting increased incidents of flooding, more material loss and greater fatality rates, are these events on…

Flooding In The Somerset Levels – A Case Study

By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10564671/Stranded-the-island-in-the-middle-of-the-English-countryside.html There was an interesting report in last Sunday’s Telegraph about recent flooding in the Somerset Levels. I’ll  not reprint the whole thing, but would certainly recommend…

Is England’s Bad Weather A Sign Of Climate Change?

By Paul Homewood The December floods in England have been a big story recently, and, of course, still remain a problem. The term “extreme weather” has been bandied about, along…

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…

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…

Crowdsourcing the WUWT "Extreme Weather" Reference Page

(Photo credits: NOAA) By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” Your help is needed in building the new WUWT “Extreme Weather” Reference Page. My recent article A Big Picture Look At…

Hurricane Sandy's 'Unprecedented' Storm Surge

Guest post by David Middleton Funny thing… Hurricane Sandy’s unprecedented storm surge was likely surpassed in the New England hurricanes of 1635 and 1638. From 1635 through 1954, New England…

The Minnesota "drought flood"

Guest post by Scott Gates Much as with the UK – where their “drought” is demonstrated by severe flooding … in Minnesota it is much the same. The government forecasters…

50 years ago: The Great Atlantic Storm of 1962

Guest post by Ric Werme This week marks the 50th anniversary of a destructive nor’easter named “The Great Atlantic Storm of 1962” by the NWS and just “The Ash Wednesday…

Crowdsourced Climate Complexity – Compiling the WUWT Potential Climatic Variables Reference Page

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” With the help of an array of WUWT reader comments, which began on this thread on January, 15th 2011, and grew on January 22nd,…