Forget The Permanent Drought, The Permanent Flood Will Cause More Orovilles

No, really

Leading to this UK Guardian screed

Expect to see more emergencies like Oroville Dam in a hotter world
Scientists predicted decades ago that climate change would add stress to water management systems like Oroville Dam

The evacuation of nearly 200,000 people near Oroville Dam is the kind of event that makes climate change personal. A co-worker of mine was forced out of his home for several days by the emergency evacuation, and another friend was visiting Lake Oroville and happened to leave 15 minutes before the evacuation order was issued.

Like many extreme events, the Oroville emergency is a combination of natural weather likely intensified by climate change. California regularly sees “atmospheric rivers” that deluge the state with rainfall, but in a hotter world, scientists anticipate that they’ll be amplified by an increase in the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere.

OK, you know where this is going. Doom and gloom from ‘climate change’, but, now it is from flooding, instead of the previously pimped permanent drought. It all shows that no matter what happens, the Cult of Climastrology is willing to find a way to link it to ‘climate change.’

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2 Responses to “Forget The Permanent Drought, The Permanent Flood Will Cause More Orovilles”

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    Yep, some really scientifical expert predicting there… thanks “scientists”, environmentalists, and politicians.

    After the early 1980s, the state’s politicians and courts decided that dams, as one critic put it, were “a relic of the Industrial Age, a brute-force solution to water scarcity.” They forget that they had been a staple of civilization since the Mycenaean Greeks built them to ward off flood and drought.

    http://victorhanson.com/wordpress/tear-down-this-dam/#more-9858

  2. Jeffery says:

    All or None posturing is a commonly used argument tactic.

    “Well which is it, Flood or Drought???”

    It can be both. Recall the predictions of climate change/global warming causing weather extremes? California has been undergoing cycles of severe drought and heavy precipitation placing new stresses on infrastructure.

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