Category Archives: Houston Flooding

New Year’s Political Niblets

New Year’s Political Niblets The only real military action Trump has initiated is to attack air facilities of Syria after they used nerve gas against civilians.  That was actually the only clean air action that Trump has taken.  As far … Continue reading

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Building a Trumpian Sea Wall

Building a Trumpian Sea Wall Trump’s attacks on greenhouse gas regulations will be a major contributor to global warming for the foreseeable future.  This includes stopping improvements in CAFE cleaner car standards.  The EPA is halving the rate of methane … Continue reading

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Trump’s West Coast Trifecta of Doom

Trump’s West Coast Trifecta of Doom Three environmental topics that I wanted to write about are now, in time and space, all connected, and all point to one villain: Trump. The three topics start with Trump’s toadying denial of climate … Continue reading

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Trump Has Made the Department of Defense into Climate Liars

Trump Has Made the Department of Defense into Climate Liars In a DoD report on Climate-Related Risk to DoD Infrastructure, Initial Vulnerability Assessment Survey (SLVAS) Report, drafters have removed the 23 mentions of “climate change”. This is what the report … Continue reading

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Trump Asks for More Global Warming, and Other Catastrophes

Trump Asks for More Global Warming, and Other Catastrophes Trump can never really keep a secret. He eventually reveals everything. Trump tweeted for more global warming to heat up New York and D.C., where he wants more winter business for … Continue reading

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Climate Change, Flooding, and West Coast Cities

This summer we saw that nature does not go gentle into that good night. The gentle global mean sea level rise predictions in the Fourth National Climate Assessment Intermediate case are 1.1 feet to 2050, but then they sharply increase … Continue reading

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Trump’s Debt Blowup and Economic Disruptiveness

Trump’s Debt Blowup and Economic Disruptiveness The piecemeal plans of the Congress (er Republicans) on the next budget will lead to HUGE (Trumpwise) increases in the National Debt. They will be justified (attempted) by the many-times-disproved trickle-down economics. They have … Continue reading

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Please Teach Trump What Bastille Day Celebrates

Please Teach Trump What Bastille Day Celebrates Trump, having witnessed the Bastille Day or French National Day Parade, has decided that he needs that pomp of having a July 4 Parade next year showing off our military hardware. France’s parade … Continue reading

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Buyout, or Raise, Persistent Flood Victims

Buyout, or Raise, Persistent Flood Victims I have just read the best article on the necessity to buyout persistent flood victims, and to provide a modern flood survey across the country. It is in the Washington Post, by David Conrad … Continue reading

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Relation of Flood Heights with Paving to Ancient Heights

We take the simplest model to show the effects of paving over areas, which increase the total flood heights.  A 1992-2010 survey showed that 30% of the Harris County area had been covered by development that cut off the soil … Continue reading

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