Doug Bedell — August 18, 2016, 6:47 pm

Climate Change? Close Enough to Take Seriously

Louisiana flood
Coastal flooding, as in Louisiana, is starting to appear on security blogs as evidence, if not of climate change conclusively, what climate change will look like. Warning enough, we’d say.

On Government Security News, columnist George Lane writes that “This is what climate change will look (like) in Louisiana.” He had just noted that: “The National Weather Service (NWS) said this was a one in 500 years flood; however, there have been 8 one in 500 year floods in this year alone, including one in Louisiana in March.”

River flooding records are being shattered in Louisiana. And “more rain fell than Los Angeles has seen in more than 3 Years: Since the start of 2012, Los Angeles has seen a total of 29.18 inches of rain. In just a few days, Watson, Louisiana, picked up two inches more than that amount with 31.39 inches of rain during the event.” It was “the second 24+ inch rain event in Louisiana this year.”

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