Fear, Uncertainty And Doubt

“CNN meteorologists on Friday forecast more than 20 inches of rain, and the National Weather Service first put Houston under a Flash Flood Watch — meaning flooding was a possibility and residents should be prepared — on Thursday afternoon at 4:38 p.m.But instead of issuing widespread evacuation orders, local officials asked people to stay put.”
See Why didn’t Houston evacuate?
You and the mayor of Houston may believe evacuation would have been a bigger danger than a category 4 hurricane forecast to stall over low land around Houston but you are not counting the risk of drowning thousands in their frame homes tonight. There are millions of residents and first-responders and volunteers can only rescue thousands before the flooding rivers and bursting dams inundate more of the city night and day for the coming week.

Further, why doesn’t a city like Houston, prone to such events, have a solid plan for evacuation? In 1996, USA knew whoppers were expected every century or so. Six of the top ten 18-month rainfall totals for Houston have occurred in the last five years. Only one occurred in the previous century. See a pattern?

Is Houston’s reluctance to evacuate because they can’t or because they don’t believe the oceans are warming, and rising while Trump fires scientists who understand what’s happening? Oh, yes, Trump has been bellowing that CNN and others are enemies of USA and not to be trusted. Think the Bible forecasts weather better than meteorologists and supercomputers? Bet your life on it? Use your common sense, ditch Trump and move to higher ground.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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6 Responses to Fear, Uncertainty And Doubt

  1. Grece says:

    The bible doesn’t predict anything Robert.

  2. Deaf Spy says:

    Think the Bible forecasts weather better than meteorologists and supercomputers

    Yesterday, meteorologists and supercomputers predicted 90% chance of rain in my home town this afternoon, for five hours straights. Right now, mid afternoon, it is bright and sunny. We never saw a drop of rain.

  3. Grece wrote, “Global warming is a hoax dingbat, if anything it is cooling.”

    The Arctic and the oceans are warming rapidly, jackass.

    “there has been an overall increasing trend in July-September Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico SSTs during the past 100 years marked by two distinct periods of increasing temperatures (1910-1945; 1976-present). This pattern is similar to that observed across global land and ocean surfaces.”

    See http://www.wwfblogs.org/climate/content/hurricanes-climatechange-congress-briefing-30jun2010

    See also http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/graphics/coastal-water-temperature-trends

    “Large sections of the global oceans have warmed 1°-3°F during the last century, with some buoy locations having a more dramatic rise recently. Of the Gulf of Mexico buoys analyzed, the average water temperature from August through October has risen 1°-2°F in the last 40 years.”

  4. Grece says:

    Global warming is a hoax dingbat, if anything it is cooling.

    The credibility of the news media is a joke Robert, especially CNN. Remember them stating Hillary would be the next president?

    People will say anything if there is a money involved. For instance, Al Gore has levied his global warming activism from a net worth of $700,000 in 2000 into an estimated net worth of $172.5 million by 2015.

    Why if someone paid you $50,000 a year Robert, to state Microsoft is superior than Linux and that you were wrong in all your prior comments, I bet you would do it.

  5. Grece wrote, “I knew Robert would weave Trump into this”.

    Nope, Trump weaved himself into this by proclaiming global warming a hoax, denying credibility of the intelligence community and scientists and news media. He didn’t create the bad weather but he helped worsen the consequences. Wake up!

  6. Grece says:

    Lol I knew Robert would weave Trump into this.

    Hurricane – Flooding – Climate Change – Trump

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