Connect the Dots: Colorado’s Floods, Fires and Global Warming

posted by Sarah N Worthy IATTWJ Member @ 15:43 PM
September 13, 2013

Colorado-extreme-flooding    Maybe its the shock of those horrendous floods now hitting Colorado, or rushed reporters ignore details, or its simply failure to connect the dots, but few news outlets admit these murderous rains connect to recent wildfires.
Such recognition traces the flooding’s evidence back to Global Warming!

In ‘Heavy Rains Cause Flooding in Colorado, Colleen Slevin and P. Solomon Banda’ write for AP: “Heavy rains and scarring from recent wildfires sent walls of water crashing down mountainsides early Thursday in Colorado.”

The American Dream asked in July ‘Why So Many Wildfires? Half The Country Is Turning Into An Intensely Hot, Bone Dry Burn Zone’ in July:  “Did you know that 8 of the 9 worst years for wildfires ever recorded have all been since the year 2000?  The western half of the United States just keeps getting hotter and drier, and this is creating ideal conditions for wildfires.”

Bone dry scorched earth cannot absorb heavy rain waters.  As of today, Colorado’s flooded streams and rivers have killed three people.  But at least 18 have been declared missing. Thus, the number of fatalities may soon rise.

While thousands have been evacuated, even more victims are trapped in their homes, cut off from possible emergency service rescues.  National Weather service officials estimate some 6.8 inches of rain hit the city in 24 hours.

The Denver Post adds:  “At least three Colorado towns — Lyons, Estes Park and Jamestown — were entirely isolated by water. Xcel Energy cut off power to most of Lyons. In Estes Park, a community of about 6,000 people, both telephone lines and cellphone towers were down. As darkness fell, the only communication into or out of the town was by ham radio.”

Matthew DeLuca, Daniella Silva and Alexander Smith report for NBC News:  “The bad weather also hampered rescue flood13n-10-webefforts, making it impossible to get search and rescue helicopters into the air  . . . and increasing the dangers for responders who tried to make their way into some of the most affected areas.”

Andra Coberly, from the Boulder YMCA, explain:  “It’s insane right now, I’ve lived in Colorado my whole life, and this is nothing that I’ve ever, ever seen before. Streets were turned into rivers and streams were turned into lakes.”

Torrential rains lashing over Colorado will continue through Sunday, but the flooding will continue far longer.  The state’s governor has called out the National Guard, and the White House declared emergencies in three counties to enable money and resources to rush into the state.

But at some point, governors and Presidents must face facts:  Unless they take immediate measures to stem Global Warming, worst floods, fires, violent storms, drought, catastrophic hurricanes, etc. will continuously pelt this nation.

It is as if America’s officials choose to sleep in ignorance of such evidence.  However, as Apostle Paul cries in used Christian Bibles:  “And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep . . . (Romans 13: 11).”  The question is, do those in charge of this nation know what time it is?

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