Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Trump expands on his anti-science, anti-Obama stupidity

This is why it's important to watch what else Donald Trump is doing besides his intentionally-distracting Tweeting. 

So we ask: will our anti-science, anti-Obama Fool-in-Chief also order Navy vessels without hatch covers, too?
Trump to Roll Back Obama’s Flood Standards for Infrastructure
Right - - build with public funds structures that will wash away in the next Superstorm Sandy or series of thunderstorms data and science tell us are getting more frequent and destructive.

Though Scott Walker is somewhere today saying, 'Yes!'

With apologies to Bob Dylan, you don't have to be a weatherman to know that Western Wisconsin has again been hammered with storms since last summer's road-and-bridge-breaking onslaught.
But as I wrote at the time:

Despite major floods, WI has zero interest in climate change  
Yet across the state, Southern Wisconsin keeps getting soaked as both the days and nights heat up:
Thursday’s high in Madison was 87 at 4:01 p.m., 5 degrees above the normal high... Thursday’s low in Madison was 67 at 5:38 a.m., 6 degrees above the normal low... 
For meteorological summer (June through August), Madison’s precipitation total rose to 11.4 inches, 4.09 inches above normal. The 2017 total rose to 27.06 inches, 7.92 inches above normal.
And to the suffering Southeast: 
Millions in flood damage, millions of gallons of sewer overflows in Racine, Walworth, Kenosha counties
And 600 damaged properties just in Racine County two days ago.
So are these so-called 100-year storm events, or more or less weekly Wisconsin happenings?
Well, don't ask any of those science-types.
Because the state for ideological reasons has officially stopped recognizing the obvious implications of climate change and publishing such information on public sites.
But note how many of these issues were dealt with by a detailed, February, 2010 report, including data and charts showing: 
from Lake Michigan 
Wisconsin has become warmer, especially at night, and wetter...
More frequent extreme precipitation events... 
More warming at night...and more warming up north and away

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