What Climate Change Means After Houston

You see that there water line, add two meters and don't build below that.

I know, that land will have to return to agriculture and new houses will have to compete with existing agriculture for land, and we'll need transportation....

Or you can tax carbon, which might do a little to slow it down maybe, if everyone in the world sopped cutting trees and never burned anything.... or something.

Anyway, none of this will happen. People will rebuild and there will be more storms.

Carry on.

Posted by: Howie at 02:51 PM


1 The climate did change, and that is why Harvey pulled more moisture out of the Gulf than Alison did.

Alison was in June, before the Texan summer; and Harvey was in late August, two months into the Texan summer.

The Earth's axial tilt, how does that work??

Posted by: Zimriel at September 02, 2017 06:19 PM

2 Tsunami zones,
Madrid fault
Swamp and bayou
SW AZ and NM mountain forests
All disaster waiting to happen again.

Posted by: epador at September 03, 2017 12:34 AM

3 As long as we keep buying people new homes as a reward, they will keep buying them in the first place. If they had to get private flood insurance, the $1000.00+ a month premiums would drive home just how dumb it is to live in some areas.

Posted by: JohnS at September 03, 2017 07:45 AM

4 How long before some SJW asswipe claims FEMA flood hazard maps are "redlining".

Posted by: Spiny Norman at September 03, 2017 11:43 AM

5 Not sure if the following is in effect in that geographic vicinity, but major water well pumping by agriculture for 100 years can significantly lower the lands altitude.

ie- California's central valley is a catastrophe waiting to happen because of greatly lowered farmlands and levees made of dirt that will most likely massively fail in any major earthquake.

Posted by: blemeyton6 at September 03, 2017 03:13 PM

6 The same can be said of the Carolina coast, 30 years ago it was bare for miles because d'uh HURRICANES now it is condo's and structure every foot of the way down to the water line.
Irma may clean the shingle up to the high water mark and wipe it all back to 1980's.
Yet again they will build.

Posted by: obsidian at September 04, 2017 09:40 AM

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