New Study Finds Extreme, Severe Drought Impacting the Upper Colorado River Basin in the Second Century

While there has been research showing extended dry periods in the southwest back to the eighth century, this reconstruction of the Colorado River extends nearly 800 years further into the…

Claim: New Drought Benchmark in Europe

The drought event from 2018 to 2020 was the most intense in over 250 years.

Claim: ‘Flash droughts’ coming on faster, global study shows

Flash droughts are relatively new to science, with the advancement of remote sensing technology during the past couple of decades helping reveal instances of soil rapidly drying out. This serves…

Too Much Rain, Not Enough Rain

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Drought is measured in several ways. One of them is the Self-Correcting Palmer Drought Severity Index (scPDSI). There’s a clear description of it here. As…

Is the Southwest U.S. Experiencing a Megadrought Fueled by Global Warming?

We are in the midst of a dry period that is not particularly unusual in intensity and there is strong evidence that it is the result of natural variability.

Megadrought Alarm

His own regional research shows normal and wet years will return, but don’t let that trick you.

California’s Sierra Nevada Sets All-Time December Snow Record

Despite claims of drought, they have smashed the previous record of 179″ of snow in December set in 1970! This is the announcement from the Sierra Snow Lab on January…

California’s Wild Weather, Wet or Dry, is Nothing New

These mega-droughts and mega-floods all occurred well before ‘climate change’ was blamed for every weather event Previously published in The California Globe, December 13, 2021 12:44 pm For those wondering…

Are US Northwest Summers Getting Drier? The Truth May Surprise You.

 But there is no abrupt, end of the world, “existential” drought threat in the offering.  Sometimes atmospheric variability randomly gives us a very dry summer, like this year, but that is…

Wet July 2021 Silences Drought-Obsessed Media…Germany July Precipitation Sees No Trend Change Since 1950

There is apparently no trend toward less rain in Germany in July, even with global warming. Anyone drew conclusions  based on the below-average values after 2017 is simply confusing weather…

Several More New Studies Show Drought Is Now Less Common And Severe Than Centuries, Millennia Ago

Scientists continue to publish new drought reconstructions indicating there were far more frequent and severe drought periods in the past several thousand years than anything observed in the modern period.

Roger Pielke Jr. Weighs in on This Week’s Hysteria: Drought

For accurately citing peer reviewed literature & US NCA on drought trends in 2013 Congressional testimony, I earned the distinction of being the only US researcher in history to be…

Facing Dry Year, CA State Water Board is Draining California Reservoirs

“Are we having a dry year? Yes,” Diener says. “That is normal for us. Should we be having water shortages in the start of our second dry year? No. Our…

Western US Drought Implications

Neither California nor Las Vegas will go dark because of the current drought, which itself provably isn’t attributable to anthropogenic climate change.

While “Experts” Like To Have Us Believe Germany Is Still In Drought – Real Observations Tell Us Another Story

In spring 2021, Germany received 175 l/m² precipitation compared with the mean of 171 l/m² for the 1991 to 2020 reference period. While March and April came in too dry,…

Another dangerous fire season is looming in the Western U.S., and the drought-stricken region is headed for a water crisis

Just about every indicator of drought is flashing red across the western U.S. after a dry winter and warm early spring. The snowpack is at less than half of normal…

Late rainy season reliably predicts drought in regions prone to food insecurity

The onset date of the yearly rainy season reliably predicts if seasonal drought will occur in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa that are particularly vulnerable to food insecurity, and could help…

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…