BBC’s Fake Worst Drought in China Claim


By Paul Homewood

The BBC reckon this year’s drought in China is the worst on record:

 A month-long heatwave and record low rainfall have resulted in an unprecedented drought along the Yangtze, China’s longest river.

Summer rainfall in the Yangtze river basin is the lowest since records began in 1961, according to China’s Ministry of Water Resources.

Apparently a dry summer is worse than two years of barely any rain:

Or 12 months without rain:

Or the 1941/42 drought that left 3 million dead?

Or all of the other droughts in China that have occurred many times in the past:

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December 30, 2022 1:07 am

The “Big Brother Corporation” at it again. —: A Communist Party Propaganda Machine.
It is an odd sort of message as the connotations are, masked as news, that —: this how we are all about to die unless you vote for the misery of Net Zero Emissions.

Otherwise Why Lie about it?

Reply to  cognog2
December 30, 2022 5:13 am

Why Lie about it?”

Get your new paradigm hat on, this IS their truth, their fact. Above all, it’s how they feel.

Bryan A
Reply to  cognog2
December 30, 2022 5:17 am

China’s way of crying out…See Western Devils, we in China are also being affected by your extravagant use of Fossil Fuels so you owe us climate reparations…pay up to your ChiCom overseers

December 30, 2022 1:22 am

Yes but they didn’t have touchscreens to catastrophise over way back then. You can reach out and touch and feel the dooming which is why it’s so much more horrendous nowadays. Feel the virtual climate change.

Mike McMillan
Reply to  observa
December 30, 2022 8:43 am

I recall a nature video from ages past that showed elephants tearing down trees in the savanna, realizing that trees diminish grassland. Maybe we could import some of the beasts to help with the problem, natural control, so to speak.

Yes, yes, I know. Non-native introduced species can get out of control, producing unintended consequences. But you have to weigh the risks against the benefits.

Reply to  Mike McMillan
December 30, 2022 11:21 am

Elephants introduced into a foreign environment could be easily controlled. They’re pretty easy to find.

Bill Toland
December 30, 2022 1:26 am

I gave up watching BBC news programs years ago because I was trying to keep my blood pressure down. The problem now is that BBC propaganda is now infecting their non news programs too. Any natural history program is now unwatchable because ludicrous climate change drivel is inevitably going to appear. Their political programs are atrocious as well. What is ridiculous is that I am forced to pay the BBC licence fee to support this appalling organisation.

Reply to  Bill Toland
December 30, 2022 3:16 am

You’re not alone

December 30, 2022 1:27 am

The Waffen BBC would do Goebbels proud…

“”What is climate change? A really simple guide

World temperatures are rising because of human activity and climate change now threatens every aspect of human life“”

Some will believe that tosh

Ron Long
December 30, 2022 2:12 am

Where I live there are only two english-speaking TV stations: CNN and BBC. If you switch rapidly between the two the reporting is essentially not interrupted. Both appear to be in a mad race to the bottom, as their ratings are sinking as compared to FOX.

December 30, 2022 3:21 am

Compare: «The new Woodswoman’s Tale from Disney is a refreshing take on Little Red Riding Hood — the first story with a female protagonist will be released this year!» …etc etc. Everything must be either First Ever or Greatest Ever. Otherwise why write about it? That’s inevitable with this sort of bland media parrots. Blandness is also inevitable, at least when the top priority is having parrots who never get inspired to squeak something outrageously unplanned.
Thus, after yellow press becomes a part of the power structure, “unofficially official” propaganda of the latter eventually becomes indistinguishable from yellow press.

Reply to  TBeholder
December 30, 2022 5:06 am

Disney, Marvel etc.

The World of woke cartoons.

December 30, 2022 3:30 am

chinas a lot like Aus in that respect
half the place is flooding and the others in drought fairly often

Tom Abbott
December 30, 2022 4:35 am

What is notable about droughts in China is there is no correlation between the droughts and human-caused CO2, human-caused CO2 being a recent addition to the mix, and not an issue for most of China’s history.

The authors of this stupidity only went back to 1961, for their drought records. Calculated, I assume, to obscure the truth by not including all the past records of droughts in China.

Liars or Dupes? That is the question.

December 30, 2022 5:06 am

Maybe building hydro power stations every few kilometers isn’t a good idea. Maybe all those little reservoirs add up to a huge negative to the flows on these critical waterways. Another example of Communism winning?

Mark Whitney
December 30, 2022 6:45 am

The Chinese only began keeping records in 1961? Marco Polo would be shocked!

December 30, 2022 7:19 am

What about the China floods?….it’s OK to have feelings about the floods too. It is funny that the giant dam in China has been threatened with overflow…and a level too low to generate power….plus some rumblings about the possibility of it causing an earthquake.

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