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Yahoo News Is Wrong, Western Drought Is Neither Historic, nor Linked to Climate Change


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Drought?? Nope. NOT according to the EPA and NOAA!!!

 

But YahooNews sure SHOVED A SMOKE HOSE UP THE SHITSTAIN'S ASS!!!

ROFLMAO!!!
 

https://climaterealism.com/2021/06/yahoo-news-is-wrong-western-drought-is-neither-historic-nor-linked-to-climate-change/

 

Undermining Yahoo News’ alarmist story is the fact that when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) brought back its Climate Change Indicator series in mid-May, the agency’s post, titled “Climate Change Indicators: Drought,” reported no cause for alarm that climate change is increasing drought. The data cited and graphed by EPA shown in Figure 1 indicates no trend towards greater numbers of droughts or droughts of greater severity.

 

“Average drought conditions across the nation have varied over time,” writes EPA. “The 1930s and 1950s saw the most widespread droughts, while the last 50 years have generally been wetter than average [see the figure below]. Over the entire period … the overall trend has been toward wetter conditions,” wrote EPA.

palmer-drought-index-USA.png Figure 1: This chart shows annual values of the Palmer Drought Severity Index, averaged over the entire area of the contiguous 48 states. Positive values represent wetter-than-average conditions, while negative values represent drier-than-average conditions. A value between -2 and -3 indicates moderate drought, -3 to -4 is severe drought, and -4 or below indicates extreme drought. The thicker line is a nine-year weighted average. Data source: NOAA, 20217 Web update: April 2021

EPA’s drought climate change indicator confirms what other sources of data have shown. As reported in Climate at a Glance: Drought, for example, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports with “high confidence” that precipitation has increased over mid-latitude land areas of the Northern Hemisphere (including the United States) during the past 70 years. IPCC also has “low confidence” about any negative precipitation trends occurring globally.

 

Moreover, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports America is currently is undergoing its longest period in recorded history with less than 40 percent of the country experiencing “very dry” conditions. Also, the United States in 2017 – and then again in 2019 – registered its smallest percentage of land area experiencing drought. 2019, for example, ranked among California’s wettest years since official records have been kept.

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7 hours ago, MidnightMax said:

 

There is the real world and the real climate scientists and the actual news about what is happening to the Earth's temperatures and climate patterns............

 

And then there is the phony, imaginary world of the stooges and dupes of the fossil fuel industry propaganda efforts to protect their profits and stock prices by denying the reality and severity and dangers of the global warming/climate disruptions caused by the unbelievably enormous amounts of excess carbon dioxide that has been released nto the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels.

 

The MuddledMoron is a stooge for the fossil fuel industry.....and his source for this fraudulent OP, 'climaterealism.com' is just another "false front" fossil fuel industry propaganda outlet.

 

You can choose to believe all of the scientists and reputable news sources.....or you can choose to believe the anti-science bullshit being pushed by the corporations that are making a huge profit selling the CO2 emitting fuels that are killing our planet.

 

As far as the news story about the historic drought in the western USA that is being made worse by global warming goes......that is quite true, as a great many sources confirm.

 

Western U.S. may be entering its most severe drought in modern history

BY JEFF BERARDELLI

APRIL 12, 2021 

CBS NEWS

 

Extreme drought across the Western U.S. has become as reliable as a summer afternoon thunderstorm in Florida. And news headlines about drought in the West can seem a bit like a broken record, with some scientists saying the region is on the precipice of permanent droughtThat's because in 2000, the Western U.S. entered the beginning of what scientists call a megadrought — the second worst in 1,200 years — triggered by a combination of a natural dry cycle and human-caused climate change. In the past 20 years, the two worst stretches of drought came in 2003 and 2013 — but what is happening right now appears to be the beginning stages of something even more severe. And as we head into the summer dry season, the stage is set for an escalation of extreme dry conditions, with widespread water restrictions expected and yet another dangerous fire season ahead. There is little doubt that the drought in the West, especially the Southwest, this summer and fall will be the most intense in recent memory. The only real question: Will it last as long as the last extended period of drought from 2012 to 2017? Only time will tell. Right now, the U.S. Drought Monitor places 60% of the Western states under severe, extreme or exceptional drought. The reason for the extensive drought is two-fold; long term drying fueled by human-caused climate change and, in the short term, a La Niña event in which cool Equatorial Pacific waters failed to fuel an ample fetch of moisture.

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That's because in 2000, the Western U.S. entered the beginning of what scientists call a megadrought — the second worst in 1,200 years — triggered by a combination of a natural dry cycle and human-caused climate change. In the past 20 years, the two worst stretches of drought came in 2003 and 2013 — but what is happening right now appears to be the beginning stages of something even more severe. And as we head into the summer dry season, the stage is set for an escalation of extreme dry conditions, with widespread water restrictions expected and yet another dangerous fire season ahead.
That's because in 2000, the Western U.S. entered the beginning of what scientists call a megadrought — the second worst in 1,200 years — triggered by a combination of a natural dry cycle and human-caused climate change. In the past 20 years, the two worst stretches of drought came in 2003 and 2013 — but what is happening right now appears to be the beginning stages of something even more severe. And as we head into the summer dry season, the stage is set for an escalation of extreme dry conditions, with widespread water restrictions expected and yet another dangerous fire season ahead.
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Only thing that has changed is that the relatively dry, arid West has more population than at anytime in history. 500 years ago.. most of what we now call NV, UT, and NM was empty. Southern Idaho and Eastern Oregon were similarly very sparsely popuated if at all. 

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2 hours ago, impartialobserver said:

Only thing that has changed is that the relatively dry, arid West has more population than at anytime in history. 500 years ago.. most of what we now call NV, UT, and NM was empty. Southern Idaho and Eastern Oregon were similarly very sparsely popuated if at all. 

 

Wrong again, retard.

 

A great deal has changed with the temperatures and climate patterns in the American West and Southwest in just the last few decades.

 

drought-time-series-west.png

NOAA

The above image is a time series of drought in the western states from 2000 to 2021. This latest 2020-2021 spike (on the right) is every bit as impressive as the others, but with one notable difference — this time around, the area of "exceptional drought" is far larger than any other spike, with an aerial coverage increase of over 20%. As we enter the dry season, there is very little chance conditions will get better — in fact it will likely only get drier. Consequently, this past winter's wet season was not very wet at all. In fact, it just added insult to injury, with only 25 to 50% of normal rainfall falling across much of the Southwest and California. This followed one of the driest and hottest summers in modern times, with two historic heat waves, a summer monsoon cycle that simply did not even show up and the worst fire season in modern times.

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