President Biden visited New Jersey and New York on Tuesday to survey damage from Hurricane Ida and underscore the dangers of climate change.
Biden used the trip to renew focus on his economic agenda to rebuild infrastructure and address climate change. The trip was his second in less than a week to an area ravaged by the storm, following his visit to New Orleans on Friday.
“Climate change is here. We’re living through it now,” Biden said during a meeting with New Jersey leaders to discuss the damage the state sustained from last week’s storms. "I think we're at one of those inflection points where we either act or we're going to be in real, real trouble, our kids are going to be in real trouble."
Biden toured flood damage in Manville, N.J., and he was expected to do the same in a neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., later Tuesday. Dozens of people were killed in the two states after the remnants of Hurricane Ida flooded roadways and homes and crippled New York City’s subway system last week.
The president and administration officials have used the flurry of extreme weather — Hurricane Ida battered the Gulf Coast and the northeast as wildfires have raged across parts of the western United States — to highlight the consequences of climate change and argue for major investments in the White House’s infrastructure proposals.
"Every part of the country is getting hit by extreme weather," Biden said Tuesday. "We can't turn it back very much but we can prevent it from getting worse."
White House officials said in a call with reporters on Tuesday they were urging Congress to pass at least $10 billion in supplemental funding to be put toward recovery efforts related to the damage from Hurricane Ida.
“The weather events such as these are just becoming more normal,” Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Deanne Criswell said at the event with New Jersey leaders. “They’re becoming more common, but they’re more severe and they’re more intense. And the effects of climate change that are causing these storms are here. And it’s our job to make sure we are all ready to respond, as well as prepared.”
1. Climate change did NOT cause this. To be honest, you can say that it likely increased the rain amounts by 7% but without climate change, this would have still happened.
2. If we don't do anything, what will happen? Well, first of all there is not much we can really do......other than to adapt by constructing better systems to manage extremely heavy rains..........which is exactly what we should do but if the temperature goes up by another 1 Deg. C by the end of the century, the peak 10 inch rain amounts from systems like this will likely be 10.7 inches of rain.
3. The wildfires out West and the drought are NOT being caused by climate change. They are being caused by an anti global warming pattern in the Pacific(cooler waters/La Nina).
4. But people will not know anything about those facts and will just believe what they hear and see and make the connections they are told about that are supposed to be responsible.
Climate change propaganda
On the Western drought and wildfires that have been caused "Climate" fires:
Western Drought-La Nina forecast Fall/Winter 2021/22
Started by metmike - Aug. 14, 2021, 11:42 p.m.
We know what caused this WEATHER.
Not man made climate change/global warming as you've been told but the complete opposite. COOL waters and a La Nina signature(cooling waters) in the East/Central tropical Pacific, that started showing up in Spring 2020.
These cooler waters were/are associated with the slight global cooling that we experienced the last 18 months. This always elevates the odds of widespread drought in the US........like the last 2 major droughts in the Cornbelt in 2012 and the previous one in 1988.
This also combined with what's called the cool phase of the PDO(Pacific Decadal Oscillation) a -PDO.
A -PDO enhances/amplifies La Nina's.
I actually predicted this over a year ago(starting in May 2020), even though long range forecasting skill is usually very low. Not the specific area under drought and certainly not the extreme heat in the Northwest(which is historical) but the La Nina which increases droughts downstream in the US.
The threads below have numerous posts related to that, along with describing the situation last year as it evolved.
My Summer Forecast/La Nina this Summer! ...In Spring of 2020
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Started by metmike - May 23, 2020, 11:33 p.m.
La Niña has formed
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Started by metmike - Sept. 11, 2020, 11:32 a.m.
West Coast/Oregon fires
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Started by metmike - Sept. 12, 2020, 2:48 a.m.
California governor blames wildfires on climate 'emergency'
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Started by metmike - Sept. 14, 2020, 12:08 a.m.
While we're on previous discussions related to this. the discussion with WxFollower on the historic June heat wave in the northwest was an unprecedented comprehensive discussion! It's loaded with great stuff!
June 2021 historic heat W US
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Started by WxFollower - June 24, 2021, 2:21 a.m.
Guest “I literally couldn’t make this sort of schist up if I was trying” by David Middleton
Biden twisted inside out as he claims people don’t say ‘tornado’ anymore
Tue, September 7, 2021
Biden visited New York and New Jersey to observe the damage caused in recent days by Hurricane Ida. He discussed the impact of the storm, as well as other devastating weather incidents around the nation and how they relate to climate change.
“We’ve got to make sure that we don’t leave any community behind, and it’s all across the country,” Biden said at a press conference in New Jersey.
Biden began to describe damage from tornadoes to communities in the middle of the country.
“The members of Congress know, from their colleagues in Congress that, uh, you know, the, looks like a tornado, they don’t call them that anymore, that hit the crops and wetlands in the middle of the country, in Iowa and Nevada. It’s just across the board.”
September 8, 2021 11:40 am
Our children will never know tornadoes!
What Biden was referring to(or attempting to) was last year's Derecho event from severe thunderstorms in IA.
Derecho's have been happening for decades, though this one was especially nasty and hit the an extremely high production area.
DERECHO---MetMike---awaiting your insights--TIA
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Started by tjc - Aug. 11, 2020, 9:31 a.m.