Understanding “Unprecedented”

Real Science

When the press uses the word “unprecedented” – what they mean is that they haven’t done any research and basically they are lying.

ScreenHunter_1968 May. 26 09.19 Houston Intercontinental Airport smashed its all-time record for most rainfall in one day on Monday — its 4.34 inches almost doubling the previous milestone set in 1946.

Houston, Texas, Hit by Unprecedented Flooding; Seven States At Risk – NBC News.com

Tropical Storm Allison dropped 26 inches of rain in one day in 2001, six times as much as yesterday’s total.

ScreenHunter_1974 May. 26 13.45

3 Die and Thousands Leave Homes in Flooded Houston – NYTimes.com

Tropical Storm Allison-690

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