Roker Warns: Climate Change Will Make Texas Flooding ‘More and More Prevalent’

While reporting from Spring, Texas to promote charitable efforts to rebuild the community in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, on Tuesday’s NBC Today, weatherman Al Roker used the devastation from the natural disaster to push the climate change agenda. Citing a MIT study, he warned that such deadly weather events would “become more and more prevalent.”

“Well, you know, Houston really was devastated by this storm. In 1990, once every 100 years you would get a storm like this, according to MIT. Well, guess what? With climate change coming, now today once every 16 years you’ve got a chance of getting flooding like this,” Roker proclaimed. He then added: “And as we go forward to 2090, it could be once every five and a half years you could have a Harvey-like Texas event.”

 

 

Roker ominously concluded: “So this is not going to be one of these rare things, it’s going to become more and more prevalent as we go on.”

This was not the first time Roker used a weather report to get on his environmentalist soapbox.

He’s also been appalled by polling data showing any skepticism of manmade global warming.  

Tuesday’s biased coverage was brought to viewers by GEICO, College Inn chicken broth, and Ross.

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Here is a transcript of the November 14 report:

8:20 AM ET

AL ROKER: Well, you know, Houston really was devastated by this storm. In 1990, once every 100 years you would get a storm like this, according to MIT. Well, guess what? With climate change coming, now today once every 16 years you’ve got a chance of getting flooding like this. And as we go forward to 2090, it could be once every five and a half years you could have a Harvey-like Texas event. So this is not going to be one of these rare things, it’s going to become more and more prevalent as we go on.


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