Tag Archives: Drought

To NCDC: We Haven’t Seen an El Nino since 2009/10, What Do You Expect?

This desperate sounding tweet came in a few minutes ago and will be sure to get the peccatogenesists all stirred up with laughable claims of “poisoned weather” etc. June 11 U.S. Drought Monitor Update: moderate to exceptional #drought covers 44.1% of … Continue reading

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Climate models fail to ‘predict’ US droughts

Story submitted by WUWT reader “Clyde” Simulations identify past megadroughts, but at wrong times. “This would be a fine country if it only had water,” observes a settler looking at the barren west Texas plains. “So would Hell,” replies a … Continue reading

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New government report from NOAA says 2012 summer drought NOT caused by global warming

“This is what global warming looks like” turned out to be nothing but incorrect opinionated hype by AP Science correspondent Seth Borenstein and Dr. Michael Oppenheimer. From the “we told you so department” and NOAA’s Drought Task Force, which makes … Continue reading

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Paging Chuck Rice at Kansas State – real data is calling you, collect

Oh Dear, Another Climate Scientist Makes A Fool Of Himself Guest post by Paul Homewood I sometimes get accused of being too dismissive of Climate Scientists, probably with justice. However, there are times when they just set themselves up to be … Continue reading

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Understanding the historical probability of drought

While there is wailing and gnashing of teeth over the current midwest drought, We have this interesting piece from the American Society of Agronomy : Droughts can severely limit crop growth, causing yearly losses of around $8 billion in the … Continue reading

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Another glitch on the NCDC State of the Climate report

Is NOAA Misleading the Public by Including Tropical Cyclones in its 2012 Climate Extremes Index Ranking? by Bob Tisdale IF NOT, THE PRESS AND PUBLIC WILL CERTAINLY GET THE WRONG IDEA The Summary Information of the NOAA State of the Climate … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing the WUWT “Extreme Weather” Reference Page

(Photo credits: NOAA) By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” Your help is needed in building the new WUWT “Extreme Weather” Reference Page. My recent article A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature” – “Extreme Weather” Update appears to have struck … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Climate data, extreme weather, flooding, heat wave, hurricanes, measurement, records, tornadoes, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , | 118 Comments

Friday Funny – climate change is not a joke

Last night at the DNC, President Obama released a climatic whopper to appease those donors that were threatening to withhold funds if he didn’t say something about climate in his speech. Prior to his speech, Joe Romm had the best … Continue reading

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NASA’s James Hansen is just wrong: Proof that there is no increased drought in the USA tied to temperature

From the James Hansen is just wrong department comes some inconvenient data, data that Dr. Hansen or anyone in the media could have easily looked up for themselves before writing irresponsible stories like this one: Former Virginia State Climatologist Dr. … Continue reading

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Let there be corn! Reality check on the 2012 drought and corn yields in relation to droughts of the past

There’s a lot of hype out there regarding the drought and its potential effects on crops. Predictions range from increased food prices to dustbowlification”, a term coined by “Joe Romm. A complicit media follows. Tom Nelson points out some interesting … Continue reading

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It was the best of droughts, it was the worst of droughts

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Of course, the media are advancing all kinds of claims about the current drought affecting much of the US, because it is the “worst in fifty years”. They claim that it is clear evidence of … Continue reading

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University of Nebraska claims record drought in the USA? Not so fast…

From the University of Nebraska-Lincoln  comes a news release about the 12 year old U.S. Drought Monitor dataset, proclaiming “record worst ever” as if this has some relevance in history. Sorry, I have to call BS on this. Take June … Continue reading

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The Minnesota “drought flood”

Guest post by Scott Gates Much as with the UK – where their “drought” is demonstrated by severe flooding … in Minnesota it is much the same. The government forecasters (NOAA)  claims we’re in a long term moderate to severe … Continue reading

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24 Hours of Climate Reality: Gore-a-thon – Hour 22

A new post containing a cartoon from Josh will appear every hour. At the end of the 24 hours, everything will be collated on a single page. Readers are encouraged to post skeptical arguments below, as well as offer comments … Continue reading

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24 Hours of Climate Reality: Gore-a-thon – Hour 21

A new post containing a cartoon from Josh will appear every hour. At the end of the 24 hours, everything will be collated on a single page. Readers are encouraged to post skeptical arguments below, as well as offer comments … Continue reading

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Drought by area impacted is worst ever – though majority of US still drought free

From the University of Nebraska-Lincoln , a new record in the 12 year old drought monitor. US sets drought monitor’s ‘exceptional drought’ record in July Worst classification for drought in nearly 12 percent of contiguous US The percent of contiguous … Continue reading

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The Texas centered drought versus 1918, 1956 and 1934

Guest post by Joseph D’Aleo, CCM, AMS Fellow, WeatherBell Co-Chief Meteorologist June temperature and precipitation rankings are in. Enlarged. Warmest in Texas, Second warmest in Oklahoma. Enlarged Driest in New Mexico. Fourth driest in Oklahoma. Fifth driest in Texas. Wettest … Continue reading

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California governor to declare end to drought

Table from Department of Water Resources (DWR) here Governor to Declare End of Drought By Nicole Garcia KMPH TV, Fresno. Fresno -  Thanks to our wetter than normal winter, Governor Jerry Brown is set to declare an end to California’s … Continue reading

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