Cross posted from my new blog : Heavy Precipitation Events Are Not Increasing In Texas | Real Science
The usual crew of climate clowns are talking nonsense about Texas weather again.
“As a scientist, I think it is essential to connect the dots between climate change and the increasing risk it poses to our families and communities,” said Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist at Texas Tech University. “Keeping our mouths shut on what the data is telling us, even if it’s in fear of vicious reprisals, is like a physician not telling a patient they have a dangerous condition just because they’re afraid of the patient’s reaction.”
What the data is telling us, Hayhoe said, is that climate change is altering the risk of many weather extremes, flooding chief among them.
As a scientist, Andrew Dessler — a professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M University — agreed with Hayhoe’s analysis of climate change’s role in the Texas flooding. While he noted that it will take about a year to conclusively determine if climate change worsened this event in particular, he said he “wouldn’t be surprised” if it did. “These are the kinds of changes we expect to see in a warming climate,” he said.
Four years ago, Dessler said Texas would be “hot and dry for the rest of the century.” Last month Hayhoe was warning of ongoing drought. These people have no idea what they are talking about. The heaviest rainfall events are not increasing in Texas
Texas temperature is not increasing.
When it is dry, Hayhoe and Dessler blame it on “climate change” When it is wet, they blame it on “climate change” They suffer an affliction which was identified as early as 1871.