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Donít Blame Climate Change for the California Drought
National Review ^ | 2/4/2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke

Posted on 02/05/2014 9:56:51 AM PST by rktman

Taking firm advantage of the term’s cloudy meaning, Obama’s chief of staff, Denis McDonough, announced on Face the Nation this weekend that he was vexed by a “very chilling story in the New York Times today about the impact of climate change on droughts in the West – California, which is now seeing some pretty serious developments as a result of climate change.” “So,” McDonough concluded, “we’ll be looking at that.”

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TOPICS: Agriculture; Conspiracy; Weather
KEYWORDS: algorism; califdrought; california; climatechange; climatechangefraud; denismcdonough; drought; gangreen; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes
Maybe some precip in norcal/Nevada over the next several days. Significant? Maybe, maybe not. I know Lake Tahoe is sorely lacking for the white stuff currently.
1 posted on 02/05/2014 9:56:51 AM PST by rktman
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To: rktman

There is LOTS of snow here in Colorado!!!
People are starting to worry about floods once things start to melt.


2 posted on 02/05/2014 10:00:21 AM PST by Zathras
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To: rktman

Weather isn’t climate... unless its hot or dry. If it’s cold, it’s just a random event.


3 posted on 02/05/2014 10:01:27 AM PST by BinaryBoy (Starve the RINOs: Not one dollar, not one vote.)
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To: rktman

If it’s not global warming that it can only be one other thing. Sarah Palin.


4 posted on 02/05/2014 10:01:55 AM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: rktman
“So,” McDonough concluded, “we’ll be looking at that.”

Not good enough. I demand immediate action! The federal government should outlaw drought right now. If Congress won't take action then Dear Leader needs to do it by Executive Order. I'm going to have Sheila Jackson Lee write the necessary documentation.

5 posted on 02/05/2014 10:06:34 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: rktman

Translation: “Everybody else gets to pay for California!”


6 posted on 02/05/2014 10:06:35 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: rktman

While not mentioned, they seem to forget that much of California is a natural desert. It has been argued that man changed much of that desert into lush farmland through technology and massive irrigation. Man actually brought water into the desert regions. This brought the needed humidity to be absorbed into the atmosphere that would also provide rain in the otherwise very dry regions that were formerly farmland. The wackos that stopped all that irrigation may have actually employed a real life “butterfly effect” by letting nature reclaim itself... return to a desert climate. I’m not suggesting that this is the sole reason for the drought. But it does have some logical basis.


7 posted on 02/05/2014 10:08:19 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: Zathras

We have that same problem here in Indiana.

Perfect conditions for flooding if the melt is not gradual


8 posted on 02/05/2014 10:10:22 AM PST by digger48
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To: Zathras

There will be plenty of water here in the midwest in the spring. Detroit had an all time record snowfall for January and February is off to a booming start as well. I’m about 70m miles west of there and just finished shoveling another 6 inches that fell last night.

Mark my words, by summer they’ll be attributing rising great lakes levels to global warming while ignoring a super soggy summer of 2013 followed by a super snowy winter of 2013/2014. The lakes also have considerable ice cover this winter which blocks evaporation as well.


9 posted on 02/05/2014 10:13:13 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rktman
The activist group Climate Resolve, which describes its role as “inspiring people at home, at work and in government to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and prepare for climate impacts,” explained in January that this drought not only resembles a similar period of aridity that lasted from 1976 and 1977 but in fact echoes patterns that existed “well before society started burning coal for energy.” “Go back a few hundred years,” executive director Jonathan Parfrey maintains, and “the paleo-record shows that the Southwest experienced multi-decadal droughts.” The group’s inconvenient conclusion? “California’s terrible drought is not due to anthropogenic climate change.”

I thought that this was the case for the claims of AGW believers to claim that "extreme" events were the result of AGW, whether hot or cold. I wonder if a serious study has been done of "extreme events" I suspect such a study would blow their claims out of the water.

10 posted on 02/05/2014 10:16:07 AM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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I wonder what the cause would have been had the snow been way above normal this year like it was a few years ago


11 posted on 02/05/2014 10:18:29 AM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Brett66

My own study reveals that these asshats are “extremely” irritating.


12 posted on 02/05/2014 10:21:39 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: Brett66

This shows how eeeevil SUVs are - they are able to cause Climate Change before they were even invented!


13 posted on 02/05/2014 10:21:44 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: rktman

How about some “policy change” from this people hating administation?

Screw the little fish they’re pretending to protect in California, and close the EPA.

Put people and agriculture ahead of their damn population control agenda.


14 posted on 02/05/2014 10:27:29 AM PST by G Larry
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To: rktman
Well, we up here in Washington State have plenty of fresh, pure, crystal clear water that we would be willing to part with.

Provided it is at the same price of oil. I know, perhaps California can build a high-speed rail to ship it.

15 posted on 02/05/2014 10:28:58 AM PST by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: Tenacious 1
While not mentioned, they seem to forget that much of California is a natural desert. It has been argued that man changed much of that desert into lush farmland through technology and massive irrigation.

That's exactly why I am a big supporter of keeping a fair portion of our vegetable crop farming in the places they were in a century ago. While I recognize the value of longer and multiple growing seasons of southern California, its also a vulnerability.

In the summer of 2012 the Michigan fruit crops were pretty much wiped out by drought but those same crops were in abundance in the pacific northwest. In the summer of 2013 we had bumper crops here. The orchards were picking unripe apples to prevent the limbs from breaking under their weight. My apple trees produced apples the size of grapefruits.
16 posted on 02/05/2014 10:30:04 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Or Bush.


17 posted on 02/05/2014 10:35:37 AM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: cripplecreek

I thought the 2012 fruit crop was destroyed by the very warm March followed by frost in April.


18 posted on 02/05/2014 10:35:57 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: usurper

Well, there is always the trans-oregon pipeline right?


19 posted on 02/05/2014 10:37:56 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: DuncanWaring
I thought the 2012 fruit crop was destroyed by the very warm March followed by frost in April.

Those happened as well. It was a perfect storm of bad weather for just about all the crops.
20 posted on 02/05/2014 10:41:19 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rktman

It’s becoming increasingly clear that the Progressive Socialist Democrat Party has now assumed the cloak of nuevo -witch-doctorism as a means of “explaining” and pretending like they can affect the weather (Climiatism) in order to control the ignorant peasantry. This is nothing more than reversion to ancient tribal practices of aboriginal peoples.


21 posted on 02/05/2014 10:52:49 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Billthedrill

When I moved to the Central San Joaquin Valley in 1986’ we were in a seven year drought. Of course we were headed for a new ice age back then and the delta smelt was a minnow which swam thru the water pumps in the Delta. Today, after cutting OFF the water from the Delta to save a fish that would have been bait years ago, we are left to pray for rain, which our betters capture and divert away from us. We can’t win for losing.


22 posted on 02/05/2014 11:05:27 AM PST by Semperfiwife (Drop and give me twenty-healthier for you than Obama-don't-care)
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To: rktman

And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass: Leviticus 26:19

Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
1 Corinthians 10:11


23 posted on 02/05/2014 11:08:35 AM PST by 426cuda
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To: cripplecreek

I just checked the snow conditions in the resorts in mountains.
Most of resorts are over 70” of snow and March is usually when we get dumped on.
Copper Mtn got 34” in the last week.
Wolf Creek has over 100” of snow.


24 posted on 02/05/2014 11:11:09 AM PST by Zathras
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To: rktman

Legalizing gay marriage did it. Seriously, check the dates.


25 posted on 02/05/2014 11:13:39 AM PST by kaehurowing
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To: 426cuda

We’ll be looking into it. Translation: THE FOREIGNER REGIME will check all angles on how to EXPLOIT the lack of rain to promote the AGW/CO2 political scam.


26 posted on 02/05/2014 11:14:09 AM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: cripplecreek
In the summer of 2012 the Michigan fruit crops were pretty much wiped out by drought

Fwiw, I think the 2012 fruit crop was actually ruined by an unseasonable warming in March (I have pictures of people on the beach in bathing suits during that time) and normal frosts in April.

27 posted on 02/05/2014 11:18:17 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: spawn44

So true indeed. Couldn’t agree more. I used to do indoor gardening with supplemental CO2 and it is a marvelous thing. CO2 will make plants grow extra large. We need more CO2, not less.


28 posted on 02/05/2014 11:31:01 AM PST by 426cuda
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To: usurper
Well, we up here in Washington State have plenty of fresh, pure, crystal clear water that we would be willing to part with.

During previous drought episodes in CA, several solutions have been considered, including towing icebergs down from the Arctic.

29 posted on 02/05/2014 11:36:24 AM PST by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: rktman

Californians would rather save some endangered species of fish than divert much needed water to drought stricken farmers so you can’t feel too sorry for them. Elections have consequences. Another brilliant move by the EPA putting animals over people.


30 posted on 02/05/2014 12:05:16 PM PST by 426cuda
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To: rktman

Grow vegetables on your home places in other states.


31 posted on 02/05/2014 12:14:54 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: 426cuda

Think of Klamath Falls when thinking of water diversion.

http://www.klamathbasincrisis.org/

And, 426cuda, do you have one? One of my old work buddies has an all original ‘70 hemi cuda. Black. Awesome. I think he bought it new.(?)


32 posted on 02/05/2014 12:45:31 PM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: rktman

Thanks for the link. No, unfortunately I don’t have one but it is my absolute dream car. If I ever strike it rich that would be my first purchase. Your old work buddy is extremely fortunate. I am a muscle car fanatic so that is usually what I choose as an avatar. When posting on Ann Coulter’s website I was mach1 after the awesome Mach 1 mustang.


33 posted on 02/05/2014 1:04:14 PM PST by 426cuda
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