Venice is experiencing ‘record flooding™’, and it has probably flooded into your news feed. Experts are all up in arms. But about 40 years before you probably had a “newsfeed,” experts predicted Venice would be gone by 1990.
Sunk into the “waters it once ruled.”
In 1969, it was estimated that by 1990, two-thirds of the city would be underwater. It will be 2020 in a few weeks. No portion of Venice is underwater. Yes, they’ve had some flooding. But this isn’t the first time and (baby!) it won’t be the last. It also has nothing to do with CO2, which is, of course, the goal of all this reporting.
It’s Venice, Floods Happen
Another one of the worst floods in Venice, (to borrow from AOC) like ever!, was in 1825. Not sure if it was cow farts or over farming in an adjacent region, a lack of adequate funding for CO2 mitigation, aliens, or if a city surrounded by water is prone to flooding. The experts are still baffled.
They are also unclear as to how or why, despite all the CO2, back in February 2018, Venice un-flooded.
Well, they know why. Weather. Not CO2. Weather. Dry conditions (no rain for several weeks) – despite passing the tipping point a few times, managed to misbehave and leave the famous canals of Venice with the opposite of record flooding, record dryness. Don’t worry, that was your fault too. When Islands are “sinking,” it’s your fault. When they do the opposite you are also to blame.
Just ask a journalist.
So, yes, Venice “floods” all the time. It always has. It is a city on islands on wooden platforms, surrounded by water. Water rises. Water recedes. For centuries.
But that’s your fault. So, you can’t win, no matter what you do. In fact, to borrow from Jason in War Games, the only way to win is not to play. Except you have to play. They won’t leave you alone. And so, we play.
Tony Heller | RCSB