Skip to comments.Donít Blame Climate Change for the California Drought
Posted on 02/05/2014 9:56:51 AM PST by rktman
Taking firm advantage of the terms cloudy meaning, Obamas 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, well be looking at that.
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There is LOTS of snow here in Colorado!!!
People are starting to worry about floods once things start to melt.
Weather isn’t climate... unless its hot or dry. If it’s cold, it’s just a random event.
If it’s not global warming that it can only be one other thing. Sarah Palin.
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.
Translation: “Everybody else gets to pay for California!”
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.
We have that same problem here in Indiana.
Perfect conditions for flooding if the melt is not gradual
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.
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.
I wonder what the cause would have been had the snow been way above normal this year like it was a few years ago
My own study reveals that these asshats are “extremely” irritating.
This shows how eeeevil SUVs are - they are able to cause Climate Change before they were even invented!
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.
Provided it is at the same price of oil. I know, perhaps California can build a high-speed rail to ship it.
I thought the 2012 fruit crop was destroyed by the very warm March followed by frost in April.
Well, there is always the trans-oregon pipeline right?
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.
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.
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
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.
Legalizing gay marriage did it. Seriously, check the dates.
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.
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.
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.
During previous drought episodes in CA, several solutions have been considered, including towing icebergs down from the Arctic.
Californians would rather save some endangered species of fish than divert much needed water to drought stricken farmers so you cant feel too sorry for them. Elections have consequences. Another brilliant move by the EPA putting animals over people.
Grow vegetables on your home places in other states.
Think of Klamath Falls when thinking of water diversion.
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.(?)
Thanks for the link. No, unfortunately I dont 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.
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