Learning To Think Like A Progressive

I heard this conversation earlier on NPR. A flood in Paris which is nine feet lower than one in 1910, is evidence that Paris is going to be destroyed by climate change.

BEARDSLEY: Well, actually, Ari, there was a big flood 18 months ago. And that’s why people are a little bit alarmed. And everyone’s been watching the water rise on this one, saying, will it get as high as the flood in 2016, which came up to 20 feet above normal, the Seine River. They’re predicting that it will stop at around 19 feet and 6 inches. So it’s not going to be as high.The big flood, Ari, was in 1910. The Seine River came up 28 feet. And there’s markers all over the city for it. It – on my street, there’s one. It’s about up to my waist. I can’t even imagine the water coming, you know, all the way up there.

SHAPIRO: Eleanor, we think about cities that might be permanently altered or wiped out by climate change, people often talk about Miami, Mumbai. Should Paris be on that list?

Parts Of Paris And Northern France Flooded After Unusually Heavy Rains : NPR

28 Jan 1910, Page 1 – The Spokane Press at Newspapers.com

On this date in 1910, London, Paris and Rome were flooded. Half of Paris was underwater, thousands of people were starving and hundreds of thousands were homeless.

27 Jan 1910, Page 1 – The Spokane Press at Newspapers.com

27 Jan 1910, Page 1 – Vancouver Daily World at Newspapers.com

I often think NPR is a continuation of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Nobody could be as stupid in real life as Ari Shapiro. Except for CNN, who is parroting the same idiocy.

Other cities ignore Paris floods at their peril (Opinion) – CNN

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15 Responses to Learning To Think Like A Progressive

  1. Texas sharp-shooter says:

    Listening to NPR? Doing the dirty jobs so the rest of us don’t have to. History began the day before yesterday if it fits the narrative.

  2. Stephen Richards says:

    https://www.vigicrues.gouv.fr/

    Tony, this address gives a view of the current situation in the whole of france showing the actual stations as little boxes. Put your mouse over a box and you can see the historic levels. The is also another site which give the history of extreme weather since 1750 here

    http://www.meteo-paris.com/chronique/annee/1850-1859

    Thanks for your effort. By the way, I find your site very difficult to access. Front page is OK. Slow but that’s down to my ISP. The second level pages are just impossible. I persisted this time and it’s the first success I’ve had since you changed to your own system.

    Thanks again and keep up your strength for the fight

  3. Stephen Richards says:

    The vigicrue map shows how shit their reporting is. The rain was not so much over paris as it was over the volcanoes and the mountains to the east

  4. Hivemind says:

    I don’t understand something. Has Paris actually flooded this year, or is the water being contained in the Seine?

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  6. Latitude says:

    News is reporting it’s a 100 year flood…..that just happened 2 years ago

  7. Freddy Boom-Boom says:

    I skimmed the article for which you provided a link. I have to say, for a CNN article it’s remarkable devoid of the AGW trumpet noise. Although chock full of climate change mention, two quotes stick out to me:

    “Even though this current flood isn’t the result of climate change, it’s still a prescient reminder that future related weather incidents could put the city at risk.”

    “Paris remembers its own history, and other cities must surely follow suit. We cannot change the Earth’s natural processes, but we can choose how we adapt to them.”

    The theme seemed to me more about the best plans for preparing for natural disasters, especially as the population grows and city develops. I guess the question is then: Is this a tacit admission that these are part of the natural and uncontrollable cycles of our environment and NOT attributable to our contribution to the CO2 cycle? If so…well…THAT IS news.

  8. RAH says:

    Learning To Think Like A Progressive?
    Easy enough. Remove all critical thought about ones own beliefs. Accept information only from approved sources. And deny reality even when it slaps you in the face.

  9. Bob Hoye says:

    Liberals really go one about a “caring” government.
    Because.
    Liberals don’t think, they feel.
    And then articulate it as “science” or worse–legislation.

  10. David M. says:

    Paraphrasing Crocodile Dundee: “That’s not a flood. These are floods”

    100,000 Spaniards evacuated & 6 killed after heavy, prolonged rains breached Tous dam. The area had not flooded during the prior 60 years.

    26,000 Chinese drowned & 140,000 die from flood-caused illnesses after a typhoon breached the Banquiao dam.

    Great Salt Lake’s surface elevation rises 20 ft., surface area doubles and volume triples.

    What do these floods have in common? They occurred WHILE the global average temperature was COLDER than it is today. They occurred between the mid 1970s and mid 1980s–near the end of the last global cooling. The Wikipedia listing for floods between 1940 and 1980 (a period of global cooling) is MUCH LONGER than the list between 1980 and 2000 (global warming period). Yes, the global average is a dubious metric, but hoist alarmists on their own petard.

  11. John F. Hultquist says:

    Latitude writes at 1:28 pm : “News is reporting it’s a 100 year flood…..that just happened 2 years ago”

    I’ve got near zero knowledge of Paris, but about urban areas and runoff, I know a bit.
    First, though, those estimates of 100 year floods, and such, often used statistical techniques that are not the best for occasionally happenings. The normal distribution doesn’t apply in some regions, but may in others.
    Next is the aspect of population growth than brings hardening of greater and greater surface areas. Runoff changes with more streets, buildings, and tennis courts. The water goes off faster, the peak is higher, and the time of the flood is shorter.
    Studies of “the urban hydrography” have been published for at least 75 years.

  12. Gamecock says:

    A missed opportunity. They should dump a few tons of Tide detergent up river.

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