yet no bigger than the one which destroyed Galveston about 100 years ago. Nobody made a record of how much rain fell, nor what the temperatures were at the time. So you don't really know what went on then, and cannot compare that which you don't know, to that which you do. All you can say about this last event is, of the stats recorded, this was the highest rainfall, warmest ocean temps, etc. In the geologic record (facts, not opinion), the planet has recorded MUCH higher temperatures as well as much lower; warmer, more shallow seas covering a lot more land mass than now, much higher CO2 in the atmosphere, along with rapid changes caused entirely by natural events or processes. there have been at least 5 major extinctions in earth's history prior to the ascent of humans, who had absolutely nothing to do with any of the events mentioned above. It is my opinion, buttressed by the data contained within the geologic record and my graduate-level course work in paleontology, as well as the same level course work in history, that to claim "man" is causing all this, and that we must immediately "do something" is premature. Rather than discuss it rationally and calmly, it's lots easier simply to point a finger at someone and yell "DENIER"!! Pretty much like a lot of religious fanatics once did when they screamed "BLASPHEMER"!!! We've been subjected to all manner of bullshit-like melting sea ice caused polar bears to drown because they had to swim too far-to that idiot Gore claiming the seas would rise 20 feet after the Greenland ice sheet collapses (it's not, by the way). There are all manner of conflicting data floating around, and it's difficult to get a handle on what's actually taking place and the causes thereof. And sadly, not a little of it is driven by liars and bullshitters.