May 13th, 2017 – By: William Larsen – Civilians News – “News For All Views” – “Worldwide Flooding Illustrates Consequences Of Global Warming” –
This month, record flooding has occurred in Quebec and British Columbia.
According to various news outlets, this is predominately due to abnormal sea levels, caused by a shift in Canadian rainfall. Due to this abnormal weather pattern, the Ottawa River’s current has almost doubled in velocity this month alone. This has caused severe flash floods across Canada and the United States.
In the wake of this flooding, northern New York, Ottawa, Buffalo, Gatineau and Toronto, among dozens of other small town communities, have been negatively affected.
Also, Canada is not the only region experiencing abnormal flooding this month.
This week, an estimated 170 people have also died in Russia, predominately due to flash floods. (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/9386813/Flash-floods-in-Russia-leave-more-than-170-people-dead.html).
To be clear, flash flooding in Russia, has occurred nearly simultaneously to flash flooding in Canada this Spring…… Whereby, proof of this flooding is online today, as Russian citizens have posted a variety of pictures describing the flooding themselves….(https://www.rbth.com/politics_and_society/2017/04/19/huge-russian-floods-shared-on-instagram-by-locals_746568).
So what is causing these abnormal flooding patterns around the world?
Popular science wrote a great article, cataloging the acute nature of this particular disaster. http://www.popsci.com/canada-flooding.
In that article, David Phillips, a top climate expert in charge of Canada’s government department for implementing environmental protocols, explains the flooding as, “unnatural.”
“And it just rained, and rained…… We’ve never seen weather like that before.”
PopularScience.com goes on to note;
“Ottawa, which normally receives around 3.2 inches of rain in the entire month of May, was drenched with 4.42 inches in just the first ten days of the month…… It’s not surprising that the Ottawa and St. Lawrence Rivers are beginning to overrun their banks, breaking retaining dikes and flooding communities. Thousands have been evacuated, and over the weekend the city of Montreal declared a state of emergency.”
So why the unusual flooding patterns, in Canada?
Furthermore, do the 170 flooding casualties in Russia, indicate that these weather patterns are seemingly unnatural in Russia as well?
Climate scientists have speculated that this was the 2nd warmest February, since weather records began over 100 years ago. For this reason, it does not seem arbitrary to assume, that snow melt in the Arcti, is in fact responsible for this unusual flooding.
So why isn’t this issue receiving more attention?
That answer, is a bit more complicated than the problem itself, politically speaking…..
It is clear and straight forward from a scientific perspective that snow melt in the Arctic is likely causing these disasters. In fact, it is seemingly obvious that oil consumption, combined with deforestation, have risen Earth’s CO2 levels, in turn creating a warmer Arctic Circle….. However, what is not clear, is why nothing is being done to curtail this problem from worsening.
In particular, this issue is incredibly troubling because it’s a global problem, requiring a global response. Nevertheless, the United States only makes up 1/3rd of a billion people, out of the nearly 8 billion people contributing to global warming today…. For this reason, initiatives to curb snow melt, or in essence reverse the effects of global warming, require more than domestic politics.
So why aren’t US politicians jumping at the opportunity to curb this global catastrophe?
In fact, why are media outlets overlooking this flooding?
I personally have my own opinion on the circumstance, in terms of “political games,” surrounding this issue today.
Since President Trump’s nomination, Rick Perry has been chosen as Trump’s front man, on American energy policy. This was a suspicious appointment, for a variety of reasons. While many in the science community, including NASA, conclude that oil consumption has played a large role in the modern weather phenomenon. Nevertheless, Rick Perry has publicly stated in the past, that he does not believe “global warming,” is a man made ordeal.
However, since his appointment in Trump’s cabinet, Perry has somewhat reversed this stance. Today, Perry is claiming that he now believes “global warming,” is in fact, somewhat due to human interactions with Earth’s atmosphere. Nevertheless, Rick Perry’s appointment as energy secretary is auspicious for a variety of reasons.
So how has Rick Perry reacted to this flooding, during Trump’s first 100 days of office? Well his first act as energy secretary was to pass the Keystone XL Pipeline, in essence worsening the crisis. To make matters worse, Perry then took “global warming” facts and information off of American government websites, claiming the White House was “altering it’s stance on the issue.” This is troubling for a variety of reasons.
Instead of confronting this issue, Perry’s first act was to eliminate government sponsored information regarding climate science altogether…..
So why did Trump nominate Rick Perry to this post? And will that data, be posted back onto the government website for which it was scrapped?
Furthermore, whats going on between the lines? What political games are being played when it comes to CONFRONTING this issue….? Or…. do the American people just not care?
I have a variety of personal theories regarding this stance……..
I personally believe that Trump chose Perry as energy secretary, for politically tactical reasons. I believe Trump did this for 2 reasons in particular. I believe Trump chose Perry as energy secretary both to troll foreign leaders abroad who deny climate change, as well as to bargain with liberals who promote gay marriage and dispute the history of Christianity, within American public schools…..
I do not believe that Rick Perry is incapable of heading the Energy Department. In fact, if Perry does change his stance, opting to take a pro-active approach to this issue, then Perry could very well change his entire image in the United States and become one of the most important leaders our country has ever had….. In fact, simply by building subways and infrastructures, designed to curtail global warming, Perry could completely revitalize a Republican base, which has been stubborn to take accountability for global warming, for literally 3 decades… Nevertheless, that is a big, “IF,” especially for a man, who in the past, has vehemently denied global warming himself.
Regardless. I believe President Trump chose Perry for this position, as a way to troll and bargain with liberal minded Americans, over the issues of gay marriage and Christian education.
-William Larsen, Civilians News, News For All Views, This is anything but fake news…..