Superstition’s Fingerprint In Climate Science

Our top climate scientists are blaming floods in Nebraska on global warming

Manmade greenhouse gases trap heat in the atmosphere, warming the oceans and making the air above them more humid, scientists said. When a storm picks up and eventually spits out that moisture, it can be devastating for people caught below.

“The atmosphere is pretty close to fully saturated, it’s got all the water it can take,” said Michael Wehner, a senior scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Big storms like the bomb cyclone and Hurricane Harvey, which smacked Houston in 2017 with record downpours, are where the impact of climate change can most clearly be seen, he said, adding that climate change’s fingerprints were all over the recent storm.

“I don’t think it’s a starring role, but it’s a strong supporting role,” said Kevin Trenberth, a senior scientist at the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research, a federally-funded office, of climate change’s role in the Midwest floods.

He said the bomb cyclone was carrying vast amounts of moisture from the Pacific up to 1,500 miles (2,400 km) away.

The atmosphere is pretty close to fully saturated, it’s got all the water it can take,” said Michael Wehner, a senior scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Climate change’s fingerprints are on U.S. Midwest floods: scientists | News | The Mighty 790 KFGO

It has been the coldest February/March on record in Nebraska so far. (Average temperatures will rise a little before the end of the month, and may move this year out of the coldest spot.)

The reason the atmosphere is saturated, is because of the cold air – which can hold less moisture. This is something most science students learn in high school, but apparently our top PhD climate scientists are unaware of it.

Sea surface temperatures are also mostly below normal west of the US.  The claims by the climate scientists have no basis in reality, which is standard practice for their profession.

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Nebraska has a long history of floods.

The 1935 Nebraska flood killed more than 100 people and was associated with the world record rainfalls in Texas and Colorado.

03 Jun 1935, Page 11 – Muncie Evening Press at Newspapers.com

03 Jun 1935, Page 1 – Great Falls Tribune at Newspapers.com

On May 31, 1935 Woodward Ranch, Texas set the world record with 22 inches of rain in less than three hours.

Colorado got nearly that much rain a few hours earlier.

Extreme Weather: A Guide & Record Book – Christopher C. Burt – Google Books

1940 Nebraska flood

05 Jun 1940, 1 – Fremont Tribune at Newspapers.com

1941 Nebraska flood.

10 Jun 1941, Page 1 – Lincoln Journal Star at Newspapers.com

1947 Nebraska flood

26 Jun 1947, 1 – Sioux City Journal at Newspapers.com

1950 Nebraska flood.

11 May 1950, 1 – The Columbus Telegram at Newspapers.com

1951 Nebraska flood

15 Jul 1951, Page 62 – The Lincoln Star at Newspapers.com

1962 Nebraska flood.

27 Mar 1962, 1 – Lincoln Journal Star at Newspapers.com

1963 Nebraska flood

27 Jun 1963, Page 10 – Las Vegas Daily Optic at Newspapers.com

1978 Nebraska flood

28 Mar 1978, 6 – The Lincoln Star at Newspapers.com

Similarly, the record floods of 1936 came after the coldest February on record in the US.

20 Mar 1936 – ALL EASTERN AMERICA UNDER FLOOD WATERS 

Climate science and journalism – all lies, all the time.

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13 Responses to Superstition’s Fingerprint In Climate Science

  1. Chauncey Chapman III says:

    didn’t a dam failure cause most of the flooding? not rain?

    • R Shearer says:

      Swollen rivers from heavy rain and melting snow and ice are the primary cause. Some levies and dams became overwhelmed and failed as has happened for as long as animals have built them.

  2. ЯΞ√ΩLUT↑☼N says:

    The reason the atmosphere is saturated, is because of the cold air – which can hold less moisture. This is something most science students learn in high school, but apparently our top PhD climate scientists are unaware of it.

    Nah.. They know, but they’re trying desperately to use a natural fact without a shred of proof that it ties into their superstition that earns their living. I’m sure every one of these self-proclaimed “scientists” will have to pay it all back one day in more ways than just tar and feathers.

    Maybe we test them for witchcraft – throw them in a lake and if they float, they’re a witch because the water rejects them, if they sink and drown, well..

    If they want to use middle-ages superstition then they better be ready to abide by its rules.

  3. arn says:

    “The atmosphere is pretty close to fully saturated”-

    Now i wonder why the thing that is saturating the atmosphere does not and never plaid a role in global warming though it is a far superior climate gas and at the same time(fully saturated )can be found in quantities dozen and dozens of times higher than co2.

    (another thing about the saturation=the thing from the past.
    It does not follow the way of the rain but remains on the surface.
    Therefore on sunny days,even cold ones,snow turns into vapor as result of sublimation.
    As regions are largely covered by snow and ice during cold winters the surface of vaporisation is much bigger and it increases during the melt season.)

  4. Tom says:

    I am working in Sioux Falls and the temperature in South and North Dakota (and other mid-western States) was so cold that the normal snow-melt cycles throughout the winter did not occur. Snow accumulated all winter. The lowest temperature I recorded was -29 F. Last week, the temperature rose substantially above freezing and we had 2-3 inches of rain. Nebraska was the flood plain for the massive glaciers that melted thousands of years ago, and it is the flood plain now that extreme cold has passed.

  5. arn says:

    Here is another philantrophic world saving agency
    proving what they really want(for themselves)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnfoEBr4PR0

    always hide your crimes behind good intentions and moral supremacy.

  6. scott allen says:

    A larger part of the flooding along the Missouri river was man made.

    Two days before the “bomb” was predicted to hit, the Corps of Engineers in a brilliant move decided to almost double the release the amount of water flowing from the Gavin Point dam (a dam that was built to stop this kind of flood) in addition the Corps made the town of Hamburg lower the height of a levee (it was built up since 2011, when the Corps also caused flooding because of excessive water releases
    https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2019-03-15/late-winter-storm-moves-to-upper-midwest-flooding-remains

  7. rah says:

    People think we can tame and control the great rivers. In the long run we can’t do so any more than we can tame and control the weather and climate. They are dynamic systems with a power and complexity far beyond our abilities to tame. They are ever changing and we must allow them to remain so to some extent because really if there comes a day when we humans do gain total ultimate control we will kill the very essence of what rivers and the ecosystems that they foster and support are.
    Ever visit the civil war battlefield at Vicksburg, MS? https://www.nps.gov/vick/learn/nature/river-course-changes.htm

  8. Travis T. Jones says:

    Some say there is two certain things in life: death and taxes.

    But, there is a third certain … death, taxes and change.

    Change includes climate.

  9. Autumn Leann McCall says:

    Anyone look at all the notable articles and research done on the FACT that the moon has been pulling away from the Earth about 1 inch per year for hundreds if not thousands of years…and THAT is a certain cause of unstable weather patterns…oh wait… there’s nothing you can do about that so you can’t make any money off sheeple….

  10. kramer says:

    Thanks Tony.

    Nice to see these inconvenient historical articles in spite of Google making them harder to find.

  11. An Inquirer says:

    -A comment about ocean temperatures in this post. Although the Pacific Ocean’s temperature to the West of the U.S. is below normal right now, moisture in precipitation over Nebraska does not come from the Pacific; it comes from the Gulf. That fact does not detract from the theme of the post, but we should be aware of this fact.
    Earlier this decade, mind-boggling snow in the west fell when the Gulf was below-normal temperatures; and snow fell in the Southeast when the Atlantic has below-normal temperatures. And the snow that fell was not particularly high-moisture snow It took years for the science to be acknowledge is the media: it snowed because temperatures were cold, not because there was a lot of moisture in the air.

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