Michael E Mann Goes Humpty Dumpty on “1000 Year Event”

Charles Rotter via wattsupwiththat.com

When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.— Lewis Carroll: Through the Looking Glass

From the video transcript emphasis, mine:

Um you know we we toss around these uh terms like thousand year event um and it makes it sound like well okay it was just really bad luck that’s not what it means.

When we say this was a Thousand-Year event um means we shouldn’t have witnessed it if we lived for a thousand years.

Um Methuselah of biblical fame should not have witnessed an event of this sort um the only reason we’re witnessing itis because it’s no longer a thousand years uh event it’s maybe a five or ten year event…https://youtu.be/

Stalled thunderstorms aren’t rare. How long have we had the technology to measure a pocket of localized rainfall such as this, perhaps 200 years? How long have we had the granular coverage, 100 years? Radar, 50 years?

I’ll leave it to the readers to further discuss the idiocy of the Mann’s quote above.

Incidentally I live in Fort Lauderdale. It rained a lot.


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