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 United States. But it may be possible to minimize those losses if farmers can synchronize…


Another Climate FAIL: New Research Casts Doubt on Doomsday Himalayan Water Shortage Predictions

Barry Woods writes via email: Previously: (at Copenhagen) Prime Minister Gordon Brown said: “In 25 years the glaciers that provide water for 3/4 of a billion people will disapear entirely” Now: Himalayan Glaciers (and others) New Research Casts Doubt on Doomsday Water Shortage Predictions http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=research-casts-doubt-doomsday-water-shortage-predictions Some great quotes from various scientists in Scientific American: