Changing Landscapes Not Global Warmin...

Changing Landscapes Not Global Warming to Blame for Increased Flood Risk

There are 2 comments on the Science Daily story from Jan 21, 2014, titled Changing Landscapes Not Global Warming to Blame for Increased Flood Risk. In it, Science Daily reports that:

Major flood events occur around the world every year, but with international loss databases documenting increased incidents of flooding, more material loss and greater fatality rates, are these events on the increase, and are they getting worse? A new study published in Hydrological Sciences Journal examines the key reasons for increasing frequency ... (more)

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Houston, TX

#1 Jan 22, 2014
What's new about that? Remember Panama canal, etc.

However... Climate change, rising atmospheric carbon dioxide, excess nutrient inputs, and pollution in its many forms are fundamentally altering the chemistry of the ocean, often on a global scale and, in some cases, at rates greatly exceeding those in the historical and recent geological record. Major observed trends include a shift in the acid-base chemistry of seawater, reduced subsurface oxygen both in near-shore coastal water and in the open ocean, rising coastal nitrogen levels, and widespread increase in mercury and persistent organic pollutants. Most of these perturbations, tied either directly or indirectly to human fossil fuel combustion, fertilizer use, and industrial activity, are projected to grow in coming decades, resulting in increasing negative impacts on ocean biota and marine resources.{Science]

Everett, WA

#2 Jan 23, 2014
The article title is in error. The following from the article:

"....climate change and greenhouse gas emissions are strongly linked to flooding, the relationship is very complex....."

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