We’re not saying that God is flooding the world in response to an overmighty species. Btu there is a connection, indeed several.
Population growth is a major contributor to climate change, whcih contributes to extreme weather. Of course, rising consumption is, too, but it is hard to stop people consuming. It is much easier to persuade them to have smaller families.
Population growth is also the reason why more and more people are living in flood prone areas.