Showing posts from May 24, 2015

Epic Flooding In Texas

5-29-15:Climate Change, a Factor in Texas Floods, Largely Ignored

"Climate change is taking a toll on Texas, and the devastating floods that have killed at least 15 people and left 12 others missing across the state are some of the best evidence yet of that phenomenon, state climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon said in an interview Wednesday.

"We have observed an increase of heavy rain events, at least in the South-Central United States, including Texas," said Nielsen-Gammon, who was appointed by former Gov. George W. Bush in 2000. "And it's consistent with what we would expect from climate change."

Even their own state climatologist has stated the reality. Yet again we still are not seeing this connection presented on news/weather forecasts. Climate change is being all but ignored. I recently tweeted Ginger Zee, the Chief Meteorologist for the ABC network asking why neither climate change nor Arctic amplification were being tied into this. Her response? S…