Today’s Climate Embarrassment

A reader up in the Great White North directs our attention to the fact that Manitoba and Saskatchewan are both suffering from severe flooding at the moment, which automatically sets off talk of . . . now wait for it, darn it . . . climate change!  There’s just one inconvenient problem: a careful study reported yesterday in the National Post finds that extreme precipitation events in the region are less frequent today than over the last several hundred years.  This chart tells the story very clearly (click to embiggen):

Canada Floods copyAnd to another soggy talking point goes poof.