Having two "once in 500 years" storms in Houston in just 10 years proves AGW is destroying the planet, right?
Well not so much, in fact not at all, says this writer, Charlie Martin of PJ Media. The moniker (which some meteorologists wish wasn't used because it's meaningless) is a rough estimate based on very limited data. It should never be confused with reality. And don't forget about the 'Gamblers Fallacy' too.
By my count (not the article) there's been 4 of these record breaking floods in and around Houston since 1900. They are not 'once every 500 years' and are not harbingers of doom.
"The lesson here — remember there's a quiz on Friday — is that a big storm, in itself, is evidence of nothing more than the fact that there's been a big storm. Not God's wrath, not "instant karma," not climate change. People who say otherwise are trying to sell you something."