Volcanoes and Drought In Asia

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s a recent study in AGU Atmospheres entitled “Proxy evidence for China’s monsoon precipitation response to volcanic aerosols over the past seven centuries”, by Zhou et al, paywalled here. The study was highlighted by Anthony here. It makes the claim that volcanic eruptions cause droughts in China. Is this possible?…

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‘Global Warming’ to Drought Links Shot Down

Now there’s one less ‘dirty weather’ claim for the bloviator in chief, Al Gore. A new paper just published and available for preview for the upcoming issue of Nature demonstrates that hyped claims that drought has increased aren’t founded in science. Plotting the Palmer Drought Severity Index globally over the past 60 years they show…