Surprising News: Drylands Are Not Getting Drier As Predicted by Climate Scientists

New Columbia Engineering study—first to investigate the long-term effect of soil moisture-atmosphere feedbacks in drylands—finds that soil moisture exerts a negative feedback on surface water availability in drylands, offsetting some…

Claims of Southwestern USA ‘Megadrought’ Are All Wet

By Anthony Watts The media this week are hyping a new study claiming global warming is causing a new megadrought in the American Southwest. In reality, the recent drought in…

Wet Years, Dry Years

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I keep reading all kinds of claims that the slight warming we’ve been experiencing over the last century has already led to an increase in…

LONG-TERM US DROUGHT AND PRECIPITATION TRENDS

Ross McKitrick and John Christy have published a new paper in the Journal of Hydrology. McKitrick, Ross R. and John Christy (2019) Assessing Changes in US Regional Precipitation on Multiple…

California has no land in drought conditions and all reservoirs are above historic average levels

From the U.S. Drought Portal And from the California Department of water resources. All reservoirs currently above normal historical average. HT/KK

Climate change could revive medieval megadroughts in US Southwest

Study picks apart factors that caused severe, long-lasting droughts and suggests increased risk for future Earth Institute at Columbia University About a dozen megadroughts struck the American Southwest during the…

Activists hope that fake news about droughts will win

Reposted from Fabius Maximus Blog Larry Kummer, Editor Climate change 19 May 2019 Summary: Activists hope that daily apocalyptic news stories about climate change will mold public opinion, no matter…

Weather porn about Texas, a lesson for Earth Day 2019

Reposted from the Fabius Maximus Blog. Larry Kummer, Editor Information & News, Science & Nature 22 April 2019 A lesson for Earth Day – A people can be molded into…

California’s ‘permanent drought’ now officially over after 376 straight weeks

The wet winter has washed away dryness for the first time since December 2011 LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is free of drought for the first time in more than…

California’s ‘permanent drought’ is now washed away by reality

From the “children just won’t know what drought is” department. A few years ago, some genius politicians, spurred on by some equally genius “climate scientists” told the citizens of California…