Flooding in Switzerland Since 1850
Schmocker-Fackel, P. and Naef, F. 2010. More frequent flooding? Changes in flood frequency in Switzerland since 1850. Journal of Hydrology 381: 1-8.
Results indicated that "in Switzerland, periods with frequent floods have alternated with quieter periods during the last 150 years," and that "since 1900, flood-rich periods in northern Switzerland corresponded to quiet periods in southern Switzerland and vice versa." As for the fact that over the same period of time "three of the four largest large-scale flood events in northern Switzerland have all occurred within the last ten years," they report that "a similar accumulation of large floods has already been observed in the second half of the 19th century." In addition, they state that "studies about changes in precipitation frequencies in Switzerland come to similar conclusions," citing the work of Bader and Bantle (2004).
As is being found to be the case throughout all parts of the planet, Switzerland provides absolutely no support for the climate-alarmist contention that global warming leads to more frequent or severe floods. And one can pretty much put an exclamation point after that conclusion, in light of the fact that the warming investigated by Schmocker-Fackel and Naef is claimed by the IPCC to have been unprecedented over the past one to two millennia.
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