Many have linked the Boulder, Colorado floods with global warming (in other words CO2 emissions from coal and fossil fuel power plants). (“Colorado’s ‘Biblical’ Flood in Line with Climate Trends”)
But the reality is that “Boulder is the No. 1 flood-risk community in Colorado.” And remember this flood was not due to arctic ice melt or sea level rises, obviously.
After many decades of relatively frequent flooding in the early parts of the 20th century, Boulder has been on a lucky streak which had, until this week, lasted over forty years:
Serious floods have affected downtown Boulder in 1894, 1896, 1906, 1909, 1916, 1921, 1938, and 1969 with the worst being those of May 31-June 2, 1894 and May 7, 1969. The flood of 1969 was the result of four days of almost continuous rainfall (11.27” measured in Morrison and 9.34” at the Boulder Hydroelectric Plant three miles up Boulder Canyon from town).
The picture is from a flood in Boulder in 1894. A caption that goes along with this photo on the Boulder Flood Safety web page says “The eventual repeat flood of this magnitude may well cause hundreds of millions of dollars of damage.” http://www.wunderground.com/blog/weatherhistorian/comment.html?entrynum=194
Again, the total US flood cost has *declined* since 1940 from 0.2% of GDP to less than 0.05% today. (http://1.usa.gov/15L6O5w)
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Latest Global Warming UN IPCC report back tracks on predictions: http://blog.electricitybid.com/index.php/2013/09/16/electricity-tax-gw-wrong/