Oh Brother… Far Left Senator Harkin Blames Iowa Flooding on Climate Change (Video)

Far left Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) blamed the recent Iowa flooding on climate change.
Harkin says the global warming climate change is causing more snow which is causing more flooding.

The Quad City Times reported:

U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, told reporters Monday while overlooking the swollen Missouri River that some revisions need to be made to the Army Corps of Engineers’ master manual but that it’s “not fair” to criticize the corps.

“They just didn’t count on two or three huge rainfalls,” Harkin said while standing with city and county officials at Prospect Hill. “If we didn’t have those rainfalls, their master plan would’ve worked.”

Harkin took a look at flood preparations and met with local and federal officials in Sioux City, Council Bluffs and Hamburg, Iowa, Monday.

Rainfall and snowpack have increased the amount of water in the Missouri River over the past 10 years to levels that haven’t been seen in more than 100 years, which Harkin said is another indicator that climate change is occurring.

Grasslands, wetlands and forests are disappearing as land is cultivated for farming. The construction of more shopping centers and parking lots speeds up the flow of rain water as it hits the blacktop, according to Harkin.

“I think it’s indisputable that something is happening to our climate,” he said. “Perhaps the basis of that manual needs to be revised for climate change that’s happening and the amount of snowpack.”

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  • Tommy

    All you can do at this point is laugh and ask…has the family asked him to get a check-up (senility) recently?

  • LibsRMorons

    Come on, tell us the truth! All you want to do is tax us more and steal the money! Just tell the damn truth, you old worthless piece of cow crap!

  • donh

    It was your stimulous package that paved useless sidewalks all over the place …and dug up roads to put in new larger sewers because some mafioso union boss at a cement factory donated money to your campaign. . Let the drains clogg , and that will slow down the run off and save the tax payer at the same time… Right Tom ?

  • obfuscatenot

    I think all this global warming dictates that we have far too many politicians adding to the hot air in the atmosphere. Senator Harkin should cease speaking immediately for the good of the planet!

  • I_B_Prophen

    This guy is an embarrasment to the living Public.

  • Gman

    Jim, Don’t fall into that trap of calling it “Climate Change”. Call it what the libs originally called it “Global Warming”.

    We all know they changed the name so they could include any extreme weather.

  • bitterclinger

    With any luck Sen. Harkin will be adding his name to the “retiring” list of Ds who are planning to be long gone when the SHTF.

  • Militant Conservative

    LOL junk science totally silenced as bogus and

    Manufactured (criminal forgery). Politicians just want what is in your pants.

    You wallet, just like the hookers they frequent.

    Powder is dry, stds are treatable.

  • John03

    Oh puh-lease!!! Just shut up and do something productive for a change.

  • Multitude

    How dare you make fun of our Iowa Senator! I recall him telling us vividly in past campaigns how he observed first-hand the rising of the oceans as he was flying his F-22 combat missions over Vietnam and Cambodia. His eagle eyes, known throughout the air force to be at superhuman abilities, allowed him to assess rocks, shorelines and other markers that he easily captured to a stereophotographic memory. Flying back over on Air Force One some years later (on a secret diplomatic mission which established relations with Communist China, a feat that Nixon later took credit for), he observed the same shorelines increasing. On the subsequent Shuttle missions, which he piloted (under secret cover, of course, and naturally to give credit to lesser astronauts), his eagle eyes observed even further encroachment by the capitalist-poisoned seas. In consultation with Ashtar Command, he’s arranged for constant monitoring of all the seas, and has access to exclusive data from the orbiting alien space platform to measure the temperature of each molecule of earth’s atmospheric gasses.

    We’re fortunate to have such a brilliant mind working on the behalf of Iowa, let alone humanity.

  • randyinrocklin

    The Corp already revised their “bible” in controlling flooding to the likes of the environmentalist lobby protecting birds and fish over humans. It’s well documented, so don’t blame the Corp, blame the politiicians that made them do it, just like the sub-prime loans that the politicians MADE the banks to approve loans that would not otherwise qualify for a loan under normal practices.

  • randyinrocklin

    And Iowa is supposed to influence who our next Presidential candidate is for the Republican party?

  • dunce

    The reports from Minot said that their last big flood was about 1881, well before we began large scale fossil fuel use. There has always been cyclical changes in the climate and man did not cause it, nature needs to be understood not controlled. The current effort to induce hysteria is in fact just another political scheme to collect taxes and redistribute wealth. Remember the Copenhagen climate conference where the african representatives were upset that they were not going to get imaginary damage payments that they could funnel into swiss bank accounts.

  • bacadog

    Global warming caused those levees to expand so fast they exploded!!!!

    Wait…….that was the Corps of Engineers??

    Never mind……..

  • Tommy

    #10 June 28, 2011 at 8:07 pm
    Multitude commented:

    LOL…and yet the corn shuckers keep putting this loon back in office year after year

  • Can we blame Iowa for making America fat? High fructose corn syrup and corn oil margarine plus estrogen-laced soybeans to make our men girlie, and ethanol to jack our gasoline prices so we don’t go out as much.
    Government subsidies strike again.

  • Granny

    Grasslands disappearing for farms? I think the good Senator is a few decades behind the times. Here in Vermont we lose a farm nearly every day. Hundreds of thousands of acres in California, once the truck farm capital of the US, lie barren and dried to a crisp because environmental laws protect a 2 inch fish.

    Want to know why there is a lot of flooding this year? (We had quite some little bit here in Vermont.) A spring heavy on rain and an Army Corps of Engineers that has changed the way they do things.

  • kansas

    Does Harkin put the dumb or the ass in dumb ass? I forget.

  • toongoon

    They have no f-ing idea whats in a piece of legislation they just have to pass, but damned if he doesn’t read all of the scientific data on projects that cause him to raise our taxes.

    Senility is setting in, been in DC too long.

  • AuntieMadder

    Well, of course it’s climate change that’s causing all the flooding. The climate is changing. It always has been changing. That climate has forever been changing is the only constant about it. Other than being forever stuck in a reactive position to climate changes, the only other problem with it is in believing that climate change is a recent phenomenon caused by activities of humans. It’s not…unless, of course, European monks and monarchy secretly drove SUVs prior to the mini ice age.

  • AuntieMadder

    @ #18 – Both.

  • WJoy O

    It’s all the environmentalists fault! When are we going to make them pay for the pain their policies cause the American people and businesses?

  • Leatherhelmet

    The earth hasn’t warmed in 10 years, Tom. CO2 has gone up. What part of no correlation don’t you understand? The IPCC predicted massive warming and at best moderate warming. They did not predict what has happened because the prediction and alarmist business is a scam.

  • tommy mc donnell

    for all of the people here that mentioned redistribution of wealth. socialism doesn’t redistribute wealth, it concentrates wealth in the hands of the ruling class. the ruling class then doles enough of it to buy enough votes to keep themselves permanently entrenched in power. the rest ends up in the hands of the legal profession, the profession of the vast majority of politicans.

  • Mike W

    Sen. Tom”Chicken Little” Harkin said the sky was falling today and the press looked.

  • retire05

    Isn’t Harkin the same Congressman who was accused of magically finding money flowing into his campaign coffers from a company that he managed to secure Medicare contracts for? The same scandal that Nancy Pelosi managed to quickly dismiss, therefore hushing it up, during last year’s campaign season?

    Amazing, this guy can find money as quickly as he can find “climate change.” Perhaps I should call him. We here in central Texas are experiencing climage “change.” It is going from hot to hotter.

  • Nosmo

    “Tom Harkin, Fake War Hero.” “Harkin himself claimed to have battled Mig fighters over North Vietnam while a Navy pilot. He was a pilot, but never went to Vietnam.” Just another lefty politician who embellished his military service to get elected.

  • gus

    What SCIENCE does this dishonest lying libtard jack-ass base his assessment on.

  • Larry Sheldon

    The Corps (pronounced Corpse) of Engineers is responsible for gorebsl warmimg? Who knew?

  • bg


    but but but Bush caused Katrina!! /s/


  • obamasucks
  • dallasdan

    Sadly, there is no one more pathetic than an old fool.

  • Gimme a Break

    Harkin is an idiot. I blame climate change.

  • Harry Kovaire

    Tom Harkin is still the Senator from Iowa?!?!?

    Seriously, I thought he died years ago.

  • GrayRider

    ‘Climate change/global warming’ is not man induced as the climate has been changing constantly over the past 4.5 billion years or so of our planet’s existence. And man has been present in such a small portion of that time, particularly industrialized man that we don’t even represent a tick on the clock.

    You’d have to be a a complete command and control Marxist redistributionist brain dead green gooney totalitarian ideologue or just a damn stupid moron (OR BOTH) to claim that it is man who is inducing Climate Change.

    Which one (or both) is Harkin? At best, he is a Useful Idiot.


    these idiots need to be put out to pasture….what a hoax…global warming my A$$

  • jorgen

    USA needs more sanatoriums for the insane.

  • chuck in st paul

    I’m sure Custer was thinking similar thoughts at Little Big Horn… “Gee, I guess I’ll have to revise my master plan. Who could’ve seen all these indians showing up…??”

  • chuck in st paul

    #23 June 28, 2011 at 9:16 pm Leatherhelmet

    Too true. All that claptrap was based strictly on computer models not on any evidence. These computer models have NEVER made a correct prediction (that is until they refiddle the code again). The most telling evidence of grand mal BS is that not one of these, “Oh my G*d, we’re all going to die!” scenarios from these models has EVER predicted the past. [I leave it to the reader to look that up] In predictive models that is the surest telltale you’ve got BS not a model. If they fiddle the code to predict a segment of the past then it fails utterly in predicting the current conditions. IT. IS. 100%. BULL. HOCKEY.

  • chicago

    is he a flake???

  • Campfollower

    Maybe he’s confused. You remember, Harkin was so confused after his non-existent combat flight missions over Vietnam (which he claimed, yet he never got closer to Vietnam than ferrying airplanes to a country NEAR Vietnam)… It’s amazing Iowa voters fell for his scam in the first place, and still continue to listen to his confused voice of “leadership.”

    Wake up Iowa! Look at who you’ve had representing you for years!

  • Larkin

    I’d be more critical of this boob Harkin if there weren’t so damn many “republican” politicians spouting the same nonsense.

  • WSG

    In the words of the philosopher Taggart:


  • Mark

    Harkins is a “two scoop” lobotomy patient.

  • xkaydet65

    It must be great to have a belief system where any and every observed phenomenon supports your belief.Too little snow?? Man made change. Too much snow?? Man made change.Drought?? Man made change. Flood level precip?? Man made change.It goes on and on.Our modern secular religion has a belief system,man made climate change. A high priest, Al Gore. And a secular sacrament, abortion.